At Microsoft Ignite, weannounced new adaptive applications controlsthat protect your applications from malware by using whitelisting rules. Today, we are excited to share that these capabilities are available for public preview in Azure Security Center.
Application controls, such as whitelisting, can help limit exposure to malicious and vulnerable applications. Instead of trying to keep pace with rapidly evolving malware and new exploits, application control simply blocks all but known good applications. For purpose-built servers that typically run a fixed set of application, whitelisting can add significant protection. Application control solutions have existed for some time now, but organizations usually find it too complex and hard to manage, especially when unique rules are required per server or group of servers, and in large scale.