About application control, system lockdown, and device control
To monitor and control the behavior of applications on client computers, you use application control and system lockdown. Application control allows or blocks the defined applications that try to access system resources on a client computer. System lockdown allows only approved applications on client computers. To manage hardware devices that access client computers, you use device control.
Application control and system lockdown are advanced security features that only experienced administrators should configure.
You use application control, system lockdown, and device control for the following tasks.
You configure application control and device control using an Application and Device Control policy. See:
System lockdown ensures that your system stays in a known and trusted state.
If you do not implement system lockdown carefully, it can cause serious problems in your network. Symantec recommends that you implement system lockdown in specific stages.
You configure system lockdown in the
Policiestab on the
For more information, see:
Both application control and device control are supported on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows computers.
As of 14, Mac computers support device control.