April 15, 2014

Advanced malware threats need advanced technology to detect and stop them

Whitelisting is an advanced malware threat detecting tool that allows only approved programs and files to run on systems.  It is recommended for every retail business for securing networks, applications and firewalls.

What does whitelisting do for advanced malware prevention

  • It protects the system against zero-day malware, tools and processes by denying installation of programs that are not approved.
  • It provides alerts to teams if unknown applications try to creep in.
  • It prevents systems from running slow and eating up the memory of the processor.
  • It provides a complete picture as to which programs are running on all the systems in a network.
  • It protects against memory injection attacks, and whitelisting products can also alert against those attacks that are capable of violating memory, suspicious process behaviors, configuration changes and OS tampers.

Today’s malware is too complicated and some of the usual blacklisting or anti-virus are just not enough.  According to an article written by an expert Information Security Manager, “By implementing the whitelisting technologies to only allow known applications and processes, enterprises can reduce risk, lower support costs and increase visibility into every network endpoint, another important layer in the ongoing effort to ensure effective defense-in-depth against advanced attacks”.

Today’s retailers should worry about running their business and not about which programs to use to keep their networks secure.  Omega ATC handles security concerns, particularly for Level 2 merchants.  Call us today 636-557-7777.

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