Enhancing Security Beyond Anti-Virus Measures

Application control represents a strategic approach to bolstering computer security, going beyond the conventional anti-virus methods. It’s a technique centered around explicitly permitting or blocking the execution of applications on a computer system.

Contrary to anti-virus software, which relies on definitions and heuristic analysis to judge the nature of code, application control adopts a more direct strategy. It simply disallows the execution of any code that hasn’t been pre-approved. This stringent control ensures an additional layer of security, particularly effective against new or unidentified threats that might bypass traditional anti-virus solutions.

One significant advantage of application control is its minimal impact on system performance. While some anti-virus and anti-malware programs can slow down a computer, application control typically operates without such drawbacks, maintaining system efficiency.

For businesses operating in regulated industries, such as finance or healthcare, compliance is paramount. Application control serves as a robust tool in these scenarios, aiding organizations in fortifying their computers and network infrastructures against various cyber threats. By tightly controlling application access, it plays a crucial role in maintaining a secure and compliant digital environment.

To determine whether application control is a good fit for your organization, please email support@otoit.com or call us at 520-999-1978 ext. 2 and we will have one of our sales engineers speak with you regarding your options.