Organizations usually face the following concerns while using applications:
- No illegal or fake applications should be installed on client systems.
- Malicious applications should not infect the systems.
- Unnecessary applications should not clog the systems.
With this feature, you can authorize or unauthorize the users to access and work with certain applications, so that no one accesses an unwanted application.
You can create various policies based on the requirement of the groups or departments. For example, for the users of the Marketing Department, you can allow access to File Sharing Applications and Web Browser while restrict access to all other applications. For the Accounts Department, you can allow access to Archive Tools and Web Browsers only.
The Application Control feature is available only in the clients with Windows operating systems.
To configure policy for Application Control, follow these steps:
- Create Container/feature policy for Application Control.
- To authorize all applications at a time, select Authorize all applications. To unauthorize all applications at a time, select Unauthorize all applications.
- You can authorize/unauthorize application as per your requirement. To customize the access to the application, click the corresponding option in the Custom column. The list of applications under the selected category is displayed in the table.
- On the Feature Policy page, If you want to send a notification when a blocked application is accessed, select Notify clients when an unauthorized application is blocked.
- Click Save Policy.