Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft IT Uses AppLocker to Help Secure Windows 7 Clients, which discusses Microsoft IT deployed AppLocker, an application control feature available in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to reduce security risks, increase legal compliance and reduced operational costs.
AppLocker is a feature of Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 that maintains legal and security obligations to prevent the execution of unwanted applications on domain-joined devices. Unauthorized Peer 2 Peer (P2P) applications within the Microsoft infrastructure are strictly prohibited by the Microsoft Information Security General Use Standard. Microsoft is currently blocking Unauthorized P2P on the network edge/proxy. This Group Policy setting extends the protection to machines on the corporate network. Technical Case Study