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Application Whitelisting Technologies

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  The technologies used to enforce application whitelists—to control which applications are permitted to be installed or executed on a host. Application whitelisting technologies are intended to stop the execution of malware and other unauthorized software. Unlike security technologies such as antivirus software, which block known bad activity and permit all other, application whitelisting technologies are designed to permit known good activity and block all other.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-167

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