The Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) is a U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandate that requires all federal agencies to standardize approximately 300 settings on each Windows XP and Vista computer. This mandate was introduced to strengthen security by reducing the attack surface available to sophisticated adversaries to comprimise federal government systems.
By enforcing a whitelist of authorized software and memory processes, CoreTrace Bouncer’s advanced threat protection complements the FDCC mandate. Preventing the execution of all unathorized applications and processes prevents malware directly, but it also provides protection against unknown vulnerabilities that can lead to system exploitation and serve as a staging point for additional compromises on other systems.
Bouncer helps federal agencies protect information and ensure configurations by preventing the installation or execution of unauthorized applications. This application control minimize the risk of malicious, illegal and unauthorized software that can create vulnerabilities and enable targeted attacks.
- Application whitelisting to ensure only authorized software is allowed to run – blocking ALL unauthorized software.
- Advanced memory protection.
- Prevention of software configuration drift from a known good state.
- Reports of new software installed from trusted sources or preventatively blocked.