CoreTrace Upgrades Flagship Whitelisting Technology
Endpoint security vendor CoreTrace has updated its Bouncer whitelisting solution with a host of new features designed to further secure users’ corporate devices. Here’s the update.
The channel-friendly company – roughly 50 percent of its revenues run through the channel – touts Bouncer 6.0 as a “truly enterprise-ready application whitelisting solution,” said Toney Jennings, CEO of CoreTrace. “As such, our strategic go-to-market plan is very channel-centric. We are presently identifying a targeted group of rollout partners that want to assist us in delivering and supporting this exciting product in the broader enterprise IT space in North America. Following the initial product launch we will embrace a broader group of partners to assist us in penetrating the market with our offerings.”
The latest version includes what CoreTrace has termed “application intelligence,” including the CoreTrace Software Intelligence (CSI) service, which gathers information about installed and requested applications such as prevalence, usage and each application’s legitimacy and risk, including information on whether it is a “known good” or “known bad” application. Additionally, the technology will not allow any application not on a company’s approved list to run, further mitigating threats.
Version 6.0 also includes all the features of CoreTrace’s “Trusted Change” solution, which companies can use to define parameters for user installations of applications. New elements of Trusted Change in Version 6.0 include AllowQ, which enables users to install, update or execute new applications on their endpoint, and BlockQ, which prevents users from adding or approving their own applications, but gives them an easy mechanism to request authorization.
Bouncer 6.0 is available as a virtual appliance, and, as with other CoreTrace products, will be sold extensively through the channel. “The leadership team at CoreTrace has extensive channel experience and are committed to developing lasting partnerships that help customers derive maximum value from our products, while enabling channel partners the opportunity to leverage our products for their own business growth,” Jennings said.