Application ControlApplication control adds an approval layer to the running of any unauthorised applications.
Application control refers to the practice of managing and monitoring the execution of software on a computer or network. This includes controlling which applications are allowed to run, as well as monitoring the activity of those applications to ensure they are not engaging in any malicious or unauthorised behavior.
One common approach to application control is through the use of whitelisting, where only pre-approved applications are allowed to run on a system. This helps to prevent the execution of malware or unauthorised software. Another approach is through the use of blacklisting, where known malicious software is identified and blocked from running on the system.
Application control can also include monitoring the behaviour of running applications to detect and prevent potentially malicious activities, such as data exfiltration or privilege escalation. This is typically done through the use of endpoint security software, which monitors the system and network activity of a computer in real time.
Many modern organisations are implementing application control as a part of their overall security strategy to protect against cyber threats by strictly managing the software and applications that employees can access and run on company devices.