Working with Scan Explorer

Using the Scan Explorer module you can create a template and scan a target computer that runs the client.

A scanning template provides a foundation for you to quickly build a centrally authorized list from the files scanned on a client computer, using a reference computer, and authorize applications.

  • Creating a File Scanning Template
    You can create a template to identify new file authorization changes to make when new software is installed.
  • Scanning Files on a Client Computer
    You can scan all files on a computer, or you can create a template to scan selected directories or specific file types for example, *.exe, *.com, *.dll, *.ocx, *.sys, *.drv, *.cpl, *.vbs, *.js, to reduce the scan time required.
  • Comparing Scans
    You can compare a scan, performed before installing a new application, to a scan performed after the installation process is complete. Alternatively, you can compare different scans to identify files associated with separate applications.
  • Modifying File Authorization
    After scanning a computer to identify executable files, scripts, and macros, or comparing two scans to identify updates, you can change file assignment details so users can work with a new or upgraded application.
  • Local Authorization
    Local authorization allows users to locally authorize executable files, scripts, and macros that are not in the central authorization list. Then, the user can then use the software locally, providing users with the flexibility to run specific software applications without first requesting central authorization. You should limit use of this feature to avoid compromising the central network protection policy provided by Application Control.

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