Kaspersky Lab has announced that its Whitelist database, containing information about legitimate programs, has surpassed the 500 million unique files mark. The database is actively used in Kaspersky Lab’s consumer and corporate products to provide better security and efficiency for customers and is dynamically updated to keep track of new programs. The identification and classification of legitimate software helps to minimize the risk of false positive detections and provides an effective yet simple way for businesses to enforce security policies, by implementing functionality such as Application Control and a Default Deny scenario. The Whitelist database keeps growing at the rate of 1 million new files per day.
Paul-Andre Fountain, Partner Relationship Program Manager, HP said, “We regularly have to deal with user complaints about our software being erroneously detected as malicious by some security solutions. Such mistakes affect our reputation, and that is why cooperation with security vendors is important. The Kaspersky Whitelist program helps us to eliminate such incidents. We have been in partnership with Kaspersky Lab for over two years now and in that time we haven’t recorded a single incident of this kind with their security products.”
Andrey Efremov, Director, Whitelisting & Cloud Infrastructure Research, Kaspersky Lab said, “We are confident that whitelisting is the future of IT security. This technology is a basis for a new and efficient Default Deny scenario that prohibits the use of all programs, except known legitimate ones. With industry-leading anti-malware protection, Kaspersky Lab’s flagship security solution for businesses – Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows – provides unmatched protection for corporate data.”
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