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NIST CPE and Applicatoin Control

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Good afternoon.

I understand that I can import the CPE dictionary from NIST.  I was able to do that and run the server task to match the found software to the CPE.  

I just don't know what I can *do* with this information?  I suspect it is useful but i don't know why.  The documents don't tell me why I would use it, just that I can.

Any information that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Re: NIST CPE and Applicatoin Control

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CPE dictionary import was a function requested by the governments. 

 

Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) is a feature that matches applications in the McAfee Application Control inventory with applications registered on the CPE official dictionary or custom CPE dictionary, using different matching methods.

The CPE official dictionary is hosted and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It can be downloaded from https://nvd.nist.gov/products/cpe.

 

This allows them to match OS/Application to dictionary they use. So you could use a standard like that and match your applications but nothing more than that.. 

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Re: NIST CPE and Applicatoin Control

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CPE dictionary import was a function requested by the governments. 

 

Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) is a feature that matches applications in the McAfee Application Control inventory with applications registered on the CPE official dictionary or custom CPE dictionary, using different matching methods.

The CPE official dictionary is hosted and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It can be downloaded from https://nvd.nist.gov/products/cpe.

 

This allows them to match OS/Application to dictionary they use. So you could use a standard like that and match your applications but nothing more than that.. 

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