One commonly overlooked area of attack is trusted applications. Attackers use script-based malware to target trusted apps, such as Microsoft Office Suite or Adobe Apps, to conduct fileless attacks and evade detection. So how do you keep trusted apps safe, even when they’re not?
Trusted Application Protection uses pre-built templates to stop attacks involving trusted apps, catching bad scripts and infected email attachments immediately. Use it to protect trusted applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Reader, common web browsers, and more by controlling their child processes and DLLs. So even if your end users get tricked into loading malware laced documents via email or the web, the malicious payloads are scripts that get blocked from launching.
Give your users enough access to remain productive in their roles, without giving them full administrator rights. With BeyondTrust Privilege Management for Windows and Mac, you can strike a balance between security and productivity and deflect service desk calls by automatically elevating a user’s privileges to trusted apps. Our experience implementing across over 50 million endpoints has helped create a deployment approach with rapid time to value.