App Control for Linux Opens Up a Whole New World
Ivanti Application Control is known for enabling IT control over endpoints, reducing security risk, and providing a great user experience. Up to now, that experience has always been for users of Windows environments. But with the introduction of Ivanti App Control for Linux, we are opening up a whole new world of possibilities. Ivanti Application Control for Linux brings the major benefits of App Control for Windows to Linux environments. It lets you create and publish allowed and denied list policies to Linux devices to deliver the same security and peace of mind that Windows administrators enjoy.
It provides for:
- Policy-Driven Allowed and Denied Lists
- Zero Day Protection
- Audit-Only and Restrictive Modes
- Reporting and Insights
The solution does not require any in-depth knowledge of the Linux operating system, which makes it a great choice for managing Linux environments alongside with Windows environments.
Policy-Driven Allowed and Denied Lists
With Application Control for Linux, you define allowed and denied application lists by way of policies deployed to Linux machines running in your environment. The policies consist of rules that specify targets that can be allowed or denied. App Control for Linux applies allowed and denied lists at the device level to ensure that users can easily and seamlessly access permitted applications, but they are blocked from launching applications that are unlicensed or that have been identified as a security risk. The key to keeping your environment secure is defining comprehensive policies to ensure that only allowed operations are executed. App Control for Linux lets you do just that.
Zero Day Protection
The solution provides protection as soon as you begin using it. Even before you have configured any allowed or denied apps, App Control for Linux comes with a policy-based first line of protection against attack for Linux devices, protecting your environment from known risks. You can easily extend this pre-defined denied list to include specific threats relevant to your organization.
Audit-Only and Restrictive Modes
Like Application Control for Windows, Application Control for Linux lets you try out a configuration to see what effect it will have before enforcing it. The Audit-Only mode shows you the potential impact of new policies so you can make needed adjustments to avoid creating a frustrating or confusing employee experience – or exposing the organization to unexpected risk. Once you have assessed the impact of the policy, you can easily implement it using the Restrictive mode.
Reporting and Insights
Application Control for Linux is part of the Ivanti User Workspace Manager (UWM) suite, which also includes Application Control for Windows, Environment Manager, Performance Manager and File Director. UWM helps organizations to deliver responsive, secure desktops that provide an outstanding employee experience, save money on servers, manage users more effectively and reduce endpoint security risk.
Like Ivanti Application Control for Windows, Ivanti Application Control for Linux retains logs of all the operations it allows or denies and, in the case of audit-only mode, all the events it would have allowed or denied. These logs are available to review within the app itself or via the Ivanti Xtraction self-service reporting software or the reporting tool of your choice.