By Hunter Donahue
“Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are permitted to be present and active on a computer system” as defined by SearchSecurity. Essentially, permission to execute any application not specified in the “whitelist” is blocked. It works in contrast to blacklisting, in which you block specific apps from running. Both whitelisting and blacklisting serve to protect enterprises from malicious applications such as malware from executing on endpoints.