New offering integrates and unifies antivirus, application control, and patch management
Lumension, an endpoint management and security services provider, has announced the general availability of Lumension Intelligent Whitelisting, a fully integrated endpoint security offering on the Lumension Endpoint Management Security Suite (LEMSS).
Lumension Intelligent Whitelisting integrates traditionally disparate, stand-alone technologies of antivirus, application control and patch management, and overcomes many of the traditional challenges of stand-alone application control technology, said the company.
It said, flexibility has been enhanced through a trust-centric change management engine that allows IT administrators to extend automated whitelist policy management across trusted publishers of digitally signed code, updating software, installation paths, as well as deny unwanted applications.
New features also enable IT to fully deploy an application whitelist policy in an audit only mode and log all execution attempts within the whitelisted environment. Policy definition has also been made easier with a local snap-shot capability, the company said.
IT operational productivity has been improved with the integration of Lumension Anti-Virus and Lumension Patch Management within a seamless application control solution workflow, the company said.
Additionally, Lumension announced general availability of its free Application Scanner tool.
Lumension president and CTO Mike Wittig said with one integrated platform, IT now has effective tools to address the rising risk of malware which is increasingly focused on third party application vulnerabilities.
Wittig said, "By integrating what used to be stand-alone products across common endpoint-management architecture, IT can now improve endpoint security and reduce overall operating costs."
Lumension chairman and CEO Pat Clawson said, "At the end of the day, it isn’t about blacklists vs. Whitelists."
"It’s more about addressing the risk in the gray area of unknown applications which are exponentially growing and enabling a larger target area for malware to exploit."