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AppSense Reports Rapid Adoption of Application Manager Endpoint Security Solution

AppSense, the global leader of user environment management (UEM) solutions for the secure endpoint, today announced that it has enjoyed rapid adoption of its endpoint security solution, AppSense Application Manager. During the last year, Application Manager has been selected to protect more than 900,000 endpoints accounting for more than 75 percent of the company’s new seats. Standalone Application Manager seats have grown 50 percent in each of the last two years.

“Growing security risks, both internal and external, are causing IT professionals to take a very hard look at the security policies and practices used to protect and manage their endpoint systems – which are the greatest target for attack in today’s enterprise,” said David Monahan, Research Director, Security and Risk Management, Enterprise Management Associates. “AppSense Application Managers’ endpoint application and privilege controls provide a powerful and manageable solution to protect vulnerable endpoints without disrupting user productivity. When combined with other components like Management Center and Performance Manager they create a holistic, protective solution that enables security and compliance across multiple aspects of the environment without hindering user productivity.”

Internal and external threats continue to grow at an alarming rate, with data showing the average cost of a single data breach or security intrusion to be as much as $3.5 million [1]. Among these breaches, zero-day threats, which most typically enter via an exposed user desktop or device, can be among the most disastrous, yet endpoint protection remains limited. Antivirus solutions serve only as a partial defense and users report frustration with their negative impact on system performance and user productivity. In fact, in a recent study conducted by Dimensional Research for AppSense, as many as 63% of users ranked unobtrusive security as an important factor in achieving a great desktop experience.

AppSense Application Manager overcomes endpoint security challenges by providing policy-based control to security teams and desktop administrators that secures against intentional and unintentional user actions while delivering unprecedented visibility into endpoints. Working to safeguard the endpoint from the threat of a security breach without negatively impacting users or limiting desktop functionality, AppSense’s new breed of endpoint security enables organizations to:

  • Prevent unknown executables – Kernel-level filter drivers intercept file execution before application launch – regardless if the endpoint is online or offline.
  • Make list management obsolete – Using the practice of “Trusted Ownership,” enterprises are able to go far beyond traditional whitelisting and blacklisting to ensure that only applications from a trusted source can run.
  • Enforce least privilege access – By precisely controlling user and application privileges, users only access what they need. This helps to minimize the risk of human error while supporting a great user experience through self-service access to application requests.
  • View endpoint analytics for proactive threat prevention – Deep visibility into endpoint and user data helps to identify suspicious activity and potential threats before they damage the environment.

Customer Adoption Driven by Value
The rapid customer adoption of AppSense Application Manager is directly related to the value organizations realize by employing the solution’s policy-based controls, which seamlessly protect the user’s desktop without limiting user performance or productivity.

“We’ve been able to lock applications to where if we don’t trust the application or IT didn’t have a hand in putting it in then we can prevent it from ever being executed,” said Johnny Brister, Infrastructure and Technical Services Manager, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, a leading health care innovator in Louisiana.

To hear more from customers that have benefited from the value of AppSense Application Manager, view these videos:

“Today’s enterprise infrastructure is increasingly complex. Add to that the increasing number of desktops, laptops, workspaces and devices today’s knowledge worker uses, and the exposure to endpoint risk is nothing short of terrifying. We expect Application Manager’s rapid adoption to continue as organizations become more aware of its ability to limit desktop vulnerabilities while continuing to deliver a great user experience,” said Jed Ayres, Senior Vice President of Marketing, AppSense.

AppSense Application Manager is a key part of a multilayer defense in-depth strategy to help companies defend against malicious attacks from outside or inside as well as unintentional user breaches. For more information about AppSense Application Manager, or to request a demo, please visit:

Published Tuesday, December 08, 2015 9:41 AM by David Marshall
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