5 Proven Techniques to Ward Off Cyberattacks
*This post originally appeared on the AppSense blog prior to the rebrand in January 2017, when AppSense, LANDESK, Shavlik, Wavelink, and HEAT Software merged under the new name Ivanti.
As cybersecurity breaches proliferate, targeting the user and the endpoint, the pressure on InfoSec and IT teams to protect their organization grows.
Industry experts continue to highlight the basics of endpoint security in the ongoing battle to protect corporate computing resources and data.
AppSense Endpoint Security Suite 2.0 provides InfoSec and IT teams with capabilities essential for malware and ransomware prevention, including endpoint control and dynamic whitelisting, granular endpoint data collection, and comprehensive patch management and discovery.
The Suite was developed to align with the SANS Institute “First Five”—five measures derived from a list of 20 recommended measures internationally recognized for stopping known cyberattacks published by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). A study by the Australian Signals Directorate found that deploying the First Five mitigates at least 85% of intrusion techniques. The Endpoint Security Suite combines three products to address the First Five and mitigate malware and ransomware breaches:
AppSense Application Manager
This gives IT and InfoSec teams unprecedented endpoint control that reduces security risk without degrading user experience. Unlike privilege management products, Application Manager manages user privileges and policy at a highly granular level and allows for optional self-elevation. Using Trusted Ownership™, Application Manager delivers an improved approach to traditional whitelisting and blacklisting, prevents unauthorized code execution, and enforces software licensing.
An easy-to-use software solution, Shavlik Protect discovers missing patches and deploys them to the entire organization with an agent or agentless approach. In addition to OS patching, Shavlik Protect adds third-party software patching, virtual infrastructure patching, and patch scanning for all Windows systems on or off the network.
This is a virtual appliance with a web-based console that enables granular endpoint data collection for informed analysis and decision making. Insight helps IT protect endpoints by spotting suspicious endpoint behaviors, monitoring admin rights and self-elevation trends, and identifying suspicious files introduced to endpoints.
AppSense is the leading provider of User Environment Management solutions for the secure endpoint. AppSense technology allows IT to secure and simplify workspace control at scale across physical, virtual, and cloud-delivered desktops. AppSense solutions have been deployed by 3,600 enterprises worldwide to 9 million endpoints. AppSense is now part of the LANDESK family with offices around the world.
Shavlik is a recognized leader in patch management, and a pioneer in agentless patching technology, virtual machine (VM) patching and third-party application patching. Shavlik’s combination of premise- and cloud-based solutions enables organizations of all sizes to begin improving organizational security in as little as 30 minutes. See More, Know More, and Protect More with Shavlik.