Application blacklist

Applications that are not approved for installation and usage in the IT environment can be specified in the Application blacklist view. Unwanted software, for example game and poker applications, can be monitored with the blacklist functionality.

The Application blacklist view consists of two tabs according to the following table.

Tab

Description

Criteria

Used for specifying criteria that result in a blacklist of unwanted applications. A blacklist criteria applies to an application name or an application type.

Applications (result)

Displays all applications affected by the blacklist criteria.

Unwanted applications are automatically identified based on added criteria (application name or application type). Also, applications can be manually added to the blacklist.

Installation or usage of a blacklisted application will result in an alert. Blacklisted applications are also displayed with red background in the Computer details and User details views.

To list all applications that have been blacklisted:

  • Use the stock report All applications, and add the report criteria Blacklisted.

  • In the view List all applications, add the column Blacklisted (Yes/No) from the Column selector to facilitate filtering.

  • Use the stock reports Blacklisted applications per computer or Blacklisted applications per user.

Add or edit blacklist criteria

  1. On the Criteria tab, perform one of the following:

    • To add a blacklist criteria, click Add criteria.

      The Add criteria dialog box appears.

    • To edit a blacklist criteria, click the criteria row.

      The Edit criteria dialog box appears.

  2. Select Criteria type from the list.

  3. Type the Criteria. Use % as a wildcard character to include several applications with common names or types.

    • Example: %poker%

  4. Click Save.

Delete blacklist criteria

  1. On the Criteria tab, and on the criteria row, click the Delete RemoveWhite icon.

    The Delete criteria dialog box appears.

  2. Click OK to confirm.

View blacklist applications

All applications that are affected by the blacklist criteria are displayed on the Applications (result) tab, regardless if they are installed in the current IT environment or not. The columns Installations and Users show the number of installations and users in the current IT environment.