Bitdefender - Application Control Whitelisting for Home users - Need it?

Would you like to see the implimantation of "whitelisting" in bitdefender home products?

  • Yes

    Votes: 22 91.7%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Already using VoodooShield ...

    Votes: 2 8.3%

  • Total voters
    24
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Darlene

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Now that Bitdefender announced there Application Control Whitelisting feature for the business solutions, do you think it is necessary to implement it in the home products?

What is your opinion about Application Control / Whitelisting and will it become an important layer of defense in the future?

"With more than 450,000 unique malware samples a day, mostly targeted at infrastructure or departments that play key roles inside the organization, the Application Control Whitelisting technology can allow IT managers to keep all threats at bay by default-denying the execution of unknown software."

You can read the full article here.
 

kev216

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It would never be a bad decision to integrate this into their home products. If it is provided as an option, the users that want it have the ability use it while the others just keep it disabled. Panda has a similar application control too in their products and I'm really a fan of it. In their products it's also disabled by default. You can easily control which executables run and you prevent that malicious applications can sneaky launch and infect your system. Of course this is something not every user wants to do. I can assume that the average 'not so technical minded' home user wouldn't be happy to need to allow each new executable that launches on your computer, but personally I really like this approach. Also if they make it 'self learning' that already earlier allowed exe's can start without warning, it's more comfortable to use it. You keep full control and prevent even the launch of malicious exe's where the AV doesn't have signatures for. It probably wouldn't become an important layer for the average user, but if you want full control, it's really an interesting feature for them to implement. The best antivirus is still the human brain and the application control makes it a bit easier to keep control of the running processes on your machine.
 

motox781

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Apr 1, 2015
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Now that Bitdefender announced there Application Control Whitelisting feature for the business solutions, do you think it is necessary to implement it in the home products?

What is your opinion about Application Control / Whitelisting and will it become an important layer of defense in the future?

"With more than 450,000 unique malware samples a day, mostly targeted at infrastructure or departments that play key roles inside the organization, the Application Control Whitelisting technology can allow IT managers to keep all threats at bay by default-denying the execution of unknown software."

You can read the full article here.

Brilliant idea! Yes!
 
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jamescv7

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If Avast incorporated 'Hardening Mode' then Bitdefender can include Whitelisting technology without a doubt.

That will increase more valuable on the product since some users wanted total lockdown without compromising the protection.

Capable too for business/enterprise as security is a vital component to protect the overall information and task.
 

tim one

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Jul 31, 2014
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Sure, it would be an added value in safety terms, and it would be possible to integrate ACW, leaving the choice to the user whether to use it or not.

But since this is a technology aimed at the business sector, probably this would increase the price of the home version.
In addition, it is quite normal to have an operations diversification between business and home versions.
ACW is part of the security future.
 
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