How Bouncer Helps Enforce Configurations
IT professionals know that there are tremendous operational and security advantages to maintaing consistent configurations across systems. Consistent configurations extend system lifetimes, lower Help Desk expenses and reduce system vulnerabilities.
Until now, many of the expected benefits have not been realized for two primary reasons. First, configurations are rarely consistent from user to user and system to system. Second, traditional solutions have been focused on monitoring rather than truly enforcing configurations. The combination of these two factors forced IT teams to spend time and money to assess changes in configurations and then reactively try to move systems back to standard— often to the dismay of users that were moving from the standard to include legitimate business applications.
Controlling Configurations with Bouncer
Bouncer is designed to addresss this challenge. Bouncer provides application control to ensure only whitelisted applications can execute, and trusted change capabilities to allow new authorized applications and upgrades to be automatically added to the whitelist and allowed to run.
Bouncer’s configuration/change enforcement benefits include:
- Rather than passively monitoring changes to application baselines, only authorized change can occur, thereby eliminating “application creep”
- Reduces Help Desk calls due to unidentified / unauthorized use of software
- Requires fewer reimaging efforts
- Lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) for each protected system
- Helps meet critical compliance mandates
- Improves overall profitability by guaranteeing that productivity-killing applications (e.g., games) are not allowed to run