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Software Developers and Application Control

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Good morning.  We have software developers running python, .net. c#, powershell, and a few others languages.  They are forever creating executable files (10-20 per day at times).  What is the best way to ensure any executable they create will be whitelisted?  

 

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Hello @mlajoie 

What is the life cycle for those executable files?

Are you creating them to stay or are they created and deleted on the fly while you are performing test builds etc?

To get files whitelisted in "Enable Mode", process creating them should be "Updater" and lot of the compilers may not be pose great security risk, but that is not the case with Powershell for example.

Maybe the best thing to do this is to evaluate the folder paths and make exclusions to allow execution of non-whitelisted executable files that are in it.

For example, all out python builds are created in C:\Documents\Python\Compilations so you may create exclusion to allow everything under that folder to execute.

I hope I am explaining myself properly.

Please let me know if this helps.


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Hello @mlajoie 

What is the life cycle for those executable files?

Are you creating them to stay or are they created and deleted on the fly while you are performing test builds etc?

To get files whitelisted in "Enable Mode", process creating them should be "Updater" and lot of the compilers may not be pose great security risk, but that is not the case with Powershell for example.

Maybe the best thing to do this is to evaluate the folder paths and make exclusions to allow execution of non-whitelisted executable files that are in it.

For example, all out python builds are created in C:\Documents\Python\Compilations so you may create exclusion to allow everything under that folder to execute.

I hope I am explaining myself properly.

Please let me know if this helps.


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Perfect.  Makes good sense to me.  Thank you.

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