Host Application Whitelisting Solution Locks Out Malware Attacks
Industrial Defender Inc. has launched its Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), an application whitelisting-based security solution that’s designed to prevent malware attacks and nontrusted software modifications on control system servers and end-point devices.
Industrial Defender’s HIPS is specifically designed for industrial control-system environments where it is critical to avoid the high overhead of software scanning operations common with traditional anti-virus technologies, as well as the administrative overhead of frequent software and anti-virus signature patch updates.
As a whitelisting-based solution, the Host Intrusion Prevention System permits only a predetermined list of authorized applications to launch on each automation system computer. By ensuring that only approved, trusted applications can execute, HIPS automatically blocks all unauthorized applications, including unknown malware and rogue applications installed by users.
HIPS is based on application whitelisting technology from CoreTrace that is tightly integrated and managed within Industrial Defender’s suite of Defense-in-Depth and compliance automation products, and supported with its professional services including host scrubbing, product deployment, whitelist initialization and periodic system audits and refreshes.