Application Control task (Application_Control, ID:21)
Oct 22, 2023
During execution of the Application Control task, Kaspersky Endpoint Security controls the launching of applications on user devices. This helps reduce the risk of device infection by restricting access to applications. Application launching is regulated by Application Control rules.
To use the task, a license that includes the corresponding function is required.
The Application Control task can operate in two modes:
- Denylist. In this mode Kaspersky Endpoint Security allows all users to launch any applications that are not specified in the Application Control rules. This is the default operation mode of the Application Control task.
- Allowlist. In this mode Kaspersky Endpoint Security prevents all users from launching any applications that are not specified in the Application Control rules.
Thus, if the Application Control rules are created to the fullest extent possible, Kaspersky Endpoint Security prohibits the launching of all new applications that are not verified by the administrator of the organization's local network, but ensures the performance of the operating system and verified applications that users need to perform their job duties.
The Kaspersky Security Center administrator or a local user with the admin role assigned in the application can allow or deny process start under the root account using the Application Control.
For each operation mode of the Application Control task, separate rules can be created and an action can be specified: apply rules or test rules. Kaspersky Endpoint Security performs this action when it detects an attempt to start an application on a user device.
If you change the list of allowed applications or prohibit the launch of all applications or applications affecting Kaspersky Endpoint Security's operation, then when modifying the task settings using the configuration file or using the command line, run the
--set-settings command with the
Kaspersky Endpoint Security supports the following interpreters: python, perl, bash, ssh.
The Application Control task does not control the launching of scripts from interpreters that are not supported by Kaspersky Endpoint Security, or the launching of scripts that are not passed to the interpreter via the command line. If the interpreter is allowed to launch by the Application Control rules, Kaspersky Endpoint Security does not block the script launched from this interpreter. If the launch of at least one script specified in the interpreter command line is prohibited by the Application Control rules, Kaspersky Endpoint Security blocks all the scripts specified in the interpreter command line. Exclusion: cat script.py | python.