Airlock Allowlisting Solution Blocks Ransomware And Reduces Operational Overhead For IT And Cybersecurity Teams

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Auckland, New Zealand – 24 March 2021:
Australian cybersecurity pioneer Airlock Digital
continues to enhance its industry-leading allowlisting
solution to more effectively block malware, ransomware and
zero-day attacks, help comply with cybersecurity standards,
and reduce the allowlisting operational effort for IT and
cybersecurity teams.

Allowlisting – also referred to
as application whitelisting or application control – is
documented in a number of government cybersecurity standards
and/or regulations worldwide, including the ACSC Essential
Eight Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents, U.S.
Top 10 Mitigations, NIST 800-171, CMMC, Center for Internet
Security Basic Six, Canadian Top 10 IT Security Actions, and
New Zealand Critical Controls.

Many cybersecurity
solutions exist today that can block the execution of files
on endpoint systems. Almost none offer the granular
centralised control, the workflow support, or the
operational flexibility required to cost-effectively support
allowlisting in dynamic, enterprise computing
environments.

“There are many security products that
can allow or block files. That isn’t the challenge,”
says Airlock Digital Co-Founder, David Cottingham. “The
challenge is how you instrument the allowlisting process to
operationalise pro-active security
controls.”

Airlock reduces the support burden of
allowlisting, utilising easy-to-use workflows that prevent
disruption to users. If a required application is blocked,
IT teams, including non-cybersecurity staff, can simply and
easily grant permissions to users with a range of one-time
password (OTP) options.

In addition to one-time use
and mobile OTP, the latest Airlock version 4.7 release
provides a new codeless self-service capability, helping to
maintain user productivity without compromising on security.
Codeless self-service allows privileged users to
self-administer temporary access to applications and scripts
restricted to the general user base.

“Codeless
self-service aims to reduce friction and enables users to
handle exceptions as quickly as possible, reducing…

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