Application Whitelisting has long been considered the gold standard in protecting businesses from viruses, ransomware, and other malicious software. Unlike antivirus, Application Whitelisting puts you in control over what software, scripts, executables, and libraries can run on your endpoints and servers. This "default deny" approach not only stops malicious software, but it also stops any other unpermitted applications from running.
Controlling what software can run should be the first line of defense in protecting yourself from malicious software. Ringfencing then adds the second line of defense for applications that are permitted. First, by defining how applications can interact with each other, and then controlling what resources applications can access, such as network, files, and registry. Ringfencing is an invaluable tool in the fight against fileless malware and software exploits.