You can use application control to restrict users to chosen business applications. For example, you can set a policy to only allow the use of Internet Explorer and block all other Internet browsers. Controlling which applications your users can run reduces the risk of malware and data loss.
Categories of applications that businesses may wish to control include peer to peer file sharing software, games, media players, remote management tools and instant messaging clients.
In addition, next generation firewalls can filter network traffic based on specific applications, providing an additional level of control.
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