Whitelisting 101

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A different approach to protection To understand why whitelist protection is different, you first should know how the blacklist works. Traditional antivirus, blacklist, works by making a list of all the known “bad things” and then blocking them from a computer. This approach means you need multiple layers of protection. Often, you’ll see firewalls, email […]

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The Powerful Idea that Stops Malware Dead

In the 10-year time frame from 2002 to 2012, the volume of ‘known-good’ executable code has roughly doubled from 17 Million to 40 Million. During that same period, the amount of ‘known-bad’ malware has skyrocketed 40 times from 2 million to over 80 million. In 2002, keeping out the bad guys with antivirus was a correct and rational decision. Now, in 2012 that is no longer the case. The more rational decision is to continue using traditional (blacklist) antivirus but combined with gray- and whitelisting and only allow ‘known-good’ to run. It’s a simple, powerful idea that stops malware dead in its tracks. It allows you to run your network with an iron fist in a velvet glove.

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