Sydney, 17 August 2016 – AppSense, the leading provider of User Environment Management solutions for the secure endpoint, announced Endpoint Security Suite 2.0. The first combined solution to result from the LANDESK acquisition of AppSense, the new product suite combines Shavlik Protect with AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Insight to meet the Australian Signals Directorate Top 4 strategies to mitigate targeted cyber intrusions’. Together, these solutions deliver the application control, privilege management, patch management and reporting organisations need for effective endpoint security.

“All experts agree that prevention is the best defence against malware and ransomware threats,” said Jon Rolls, Vice President, Product Management, AppSense. “Nowhere in today’s infrastructure is that more critical than the endpoint. By combining the power of AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Insight with the comprehensive patch management enabled by Shavlik Protect, we’re delivering the industry’s only solution that addresses the ASD’s top 4 four threat mitigation strategies. As a result, we can uniquely enable businesses to protect customer and corporate data from being compromised, stolen or held hostage.”

According to the ASD at least 85% of the targeted cyber intrusions that they respond to could be prevented by following the Top 4 mitigation strategies listed in their Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions (1). Their top four strategies are to:

1. Use application whitelisting to help prevent malicious software and unapproved programs from running

2. Patch applications such as Java, PDF viewers, Flash, web browsers and Microsoft Office

3. Patch operating system vulnerabilities

4. Restrict administrative privileges to operating systems and applications based on user duties. Application whitelisting

Endpoint Security Suite 2.0 delivers a unified solution that supports each of these five key controls to enable organisations to protect precious data assets against external threats from malware and ransomware as well as intentional and unintentional user actions. Application Manager contributes application control, image protection, privilege management, and file integrity checking; Protect delivers patch installation and management; and Insight reports on admin rights ownership and end user behaviour. By combining these capabilities, the suite plays a key role in a layered approach to corporate information security.

“By providing Shavlik Protect together with AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Insight, LANDESK is demonstrating its commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions that enable an efficient, secure, endpoint infrastructure to safely power business productivity,” said Rob Juncker, Vice President of Engineering, LANDESK. “This is the first in a series of solutions which will leverage the combined innovation of AppSense, Shavlik and LANDESK to solve an urgent market need.”

Endpoint Security Suite 2.0 delivers key features for comprehensive endpoint protection so that organisations can:

· Prevent unknown executables from launching

· Track non-compliant end user behaviour over time or by user

· Enforce regulatory compliance and license control

· Make endpoint security decisions that are guided by production data, not guesswork

· Locate idle or unpatched desktops that may not have had patches applied for an extended period

· Simplify and automate the patching process while eliminating manual steps to Windows and third-party software with minimal intervention

The Endpoint Security Suite 2.0 is available now through AppSense and Shavlik sales channels. It will be showcased during VMworld in Las Vegas, August 28 through September 1 in AppSense booth #447 and Shavlik booth #445. For more information or to request a demo, please visit: http://www.appsense.com/products/enterprise-security-suite.

About AppSense

AppSense is the leading provider of User Environment Management solutions for the secure endpoint. The technology allows IT to secure and simplify workspace control at scale across physical, virtual and cloud-delivered desktops. AppSense solutions have been deployed by 3,600 enterprises worldwide to nine million endpoints. AppSense is now a part of the LANDESK family with offices around the world. For more information, please visit: www.appsense.com

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(1) http://www.asd.gov.au/infosec/mitigationstrategies.htm