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Whitelisting – how it protects us

Malware writers are inventing new attacks regularly – but the anti-virus industry invents new protection techniques just as regularly. Whitelisting is on of the newer protection technology which are now standard in Internet Security products. It sounds positive, but how does it actually work? Does it overload your computer? How can developers whitelist their programs? Will whitelisting replace other protection technologies?

Join Andrey Nikishin, Director of Cloud and Content Technology Research, Vladimir Zapolyansky, Manager of Whitlelisting and myself as we discuss how whitelisting itself works. We will also discuss how software writers can join our program and what the benefits are for them.

Whitelisting – how it protects us

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Reports

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