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Vasudev

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It is essentially the same as the consumer version. The policy configuration is created on a server and then pushed to the clients. Here is an image of the freshly installed agent.

No fancy graphics. Just security. Essentially the same Desktop experience as the consumer version.

View attachment 200118
Ok thanks. Looks like a console w/ constant OTA updates to protect against stealth and non-stealth malwares, correct? So can it function w/o internet?
 

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Ok thanks. Looks like a console w/ constant OTA updates to protect against stealth and non-stealth malwares, correct? So can it function w/o internet?
The updates are comparatively very few. It is SRP and does not need updates very often. It is the responsibility of the end user to correctly and properly configure the policy. Configuring the product is not difficult.

The agent itself does not need the internet, but obviously pushing policies and version updates does need it.

The agent does not need updates if it is configured properly the first time.
 
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The updates are comparatively very few. It is SRP and does not need updates very often. It is the responsibility of the end user to correctly and properly configure the policy. Configuring the product is not difficult.

The agent itself does not need the internet, but obviously pushing policies and version updates does need it.

The agent does not need updates if it is configured properly the first time.
Umbra and similar people are best ones to get pre-configured profiles to give new Appguard users peace of mind.
I hope I didn't break any NDA.
 

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Umbra and similar people are best ones to get pre-configured profiles to give new Appguard users peace of mind.
I hope I didn't break any NDA.
It is SRP at both the consumer and enterprise levels. SRP is SRP.

Best policies are based upon Microsoft best practices. This is not some big corporate secret. It has been available all over the place for decades.

It has all been published multiple times, over-and-over, on both MT and Wilders. The problem is that people cannot control their paranoia, they make policies that get themselves into trouble, so I stopped putting it on the forums. I had it all taken down. I can't protect people from themselves and quite frankly, I don't want to be bothered with it.
 
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You can't help people that don't want to be helped... you did good and tried your best but if people don't want to listen and take it seriously then that is on them.
Agreed.

Those paranoid Windows users are the worse, or those who believe they're being tracked and hacked. LOL
 
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Nowadays I use a traditional signature AV(in my case ESET IS) just because of those pesky usb malwares(autorun worms and sality). Relying only on an AV means it's just a matter of time before you get infected since malware is developing so rapidly these days. For my first layer of Defense, I have Appguard and NVT ERP(both in Lockdown Mode).
 

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Nowadays I use a traditional signature AV(in my case ESET IS) just because of those pesky usb malwares(autorun worms and sality). Relying only on an AV means it's just a matter of time before you get infected since malware is developing so rapidly these days.
I use EAM because it's footprint is lighter than WD and I can add my custom Hosts file for unwanted sites.

For my first layer of Defense, I have Appguard and NVT ERP(both in Lockdown Mode).
My rules on Appguard are very tight so I don't have a real need of ERP, I use OSA instead.
 

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Umbra- what are your views on ADguard for deskop ? Is it recommended, or much better than other ad blocking software ?
 

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i will put my observations about EAM here:

Day 1: Access time and boot are better than Windows Defender; as expected RAM usage is high but not excessive.
Day 2: Implemented the MVPS host list, since it is not copied in the original one but managed by EAM there is no visible browsing slowdown.