SOURCE: Savant Protection

February 23, 2010 08:30 ET

Savant Protection Launches Newest Version of Its Automated Application Whitelisting Solution

Version 3.3 Widens Savant Protection's Product Advantage; Enhances Centralized Management Making Application Whitelisting Faster & Easier to Deploy

HUDSON, NH--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -  Savant Protection, the leading provider of automated application whitelisting, today announced the newest version of its application whitelisting solution. Version 3.3 features substantial new client management capabilities, making it seamless to automatically create and update whitelists across the enterprise.

Savant Protection is the only solution that uses an "implicit" whitelist, which stops even the most sophisticated malware attacks without the management overhead or productivity disruption to end users required by today's centralized whitelist signature approaches. Savant Protection's easy-to-deploy and seamless-to-use software solution provides the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance and manageability.

With Version 3.3 trusted software filter sets can be organized and modified by group, deployed automatically, and added to as new software is authorized. Once applied to groups, any edits made to filter sets are reflected automatically in the groups. Filter sets also can be edited, cloned, imported, and exported. Administrators may view what groups a particular filter set is applied to, or what filter sets are applied to a particular group.

"With attacks on the increase and criminal elements becoming more sophisticated, stopping malware has become more pressing than ever. Savant's latest version and its emphasis on security and usability further demonstrates how well it understands its customers' needs," said Eric Moody, POS Data Security Manager at Redner's Markets, a leading super market chain in Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. "Unlike traditional antivirus solutions which leave a heavy footprint on our POS (point of sale) systems, Savant's solution provides us with the security we require without tapping on our precious computing resources. It also provides us with the compensating controls we need to comply with section 5 of the Payment Card Industry regulation (PCI DSS). With Savant we are protected and able to conduct business as usual."

Key features in Version 3.3 include:

  • Easy-to-configure, automated updates of whitelists;
  • Out-of-the-box extensible library of the most common configurations;
  • Automatically trusted software deployment systems, such as Altiris, Microsoft SMS, and Novell's ZENworks;
  • Improved capabilities to manage multiple clients across multiple groups;
  • Patented process for stopping the spread of malware.

"We strive to provide our clients with easy-to-use, strategic solutions and Version 3.3 does just that," said Bob Kamsler, Savant Protection VP of Engineering. "Our latest version makes it even easier to add Savant Protection's application whitelisting to an organization, providing the security it demands without the IT overhead it dreads. With zero touch administration, we make it a no brainer to add this critical new protection layer that prevents all malware and targeted attacks."

Savant works independently or in conjunction with software provisioning systems such as Altiris Client Management Suite and Microsoft SMS. With these new management features, IT staffs can get the security and control benefits of Savant Protection's application whitelisting and know that existing software will update automatically or via the system. 

Savant Protection Version 3.3 is publicly available.

About Savant Protection
Savant Protection is the leader in automated application whitelisting. The company's award-winning and patented solution provides total control over all executables on end-user devices eliminating the risks caused by malicious and unauthorized software. 

Savant Protection's next generation application whitelisting is the only solution that uses an "implicit" whitelist which stops even the most sophisticated malware attacks without the management overhead or productivity disruption to end users required by today's centralized whitelist signature approaches. Savant Protection's easy-to-deploy and seamless-to-use solution provides the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance and manageability.

Savant Protection's customers include companies in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, aerospace, education, healthcare, retail and government. Savant Protection is privately held and headquartered in Hudson, New Hampshire.

For more information visit: www.savantprotection.com 

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