Application Control Solution 6.0 Release Notes

Article:DOC1273  |  Created: 2006-10-26  |  Updated: 2007-01-12  |  Article URL
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What do I need to know about the 6.0 release of Application Control solution?


Release Notes
for Application Control Solution 6.0

Installation and Upgrade

New Features in this Release

Fixes in this Release

Known Issues

Additional Documentation

Document History

Installation and Upgrade

Application-level security attacks pose a serious threat to mission critical business operations. Altiris® Application Control Solution™ software helps you manage this risk by allowing you control of software applications in your Altiris Environment.


The following must be installed before installing Application Control Solution on the Notification Server computer:
  • Altiris® Notification Server™ 6.0 SP3 (or later).
  • Rollout of the Application Control Agents requires that the Notification Server 6.0 SP3 Altiris Agent be installed first.

New installation

  1. In the Altiris Console, click the Getting Started tab.
  2. Under Install Solutions, click Install Altiris Solutions from the Solution Center.
  3. On the Available Solutions tab, click Altiris Application Control 6.0 Solution.
  4. In the Solution Update dialog, click Start

New Features in this Release

 Feature Description

1.      Protect Application Data

Implement the principle of least privilege in order to enhance protection of data and functionality from faults (fault tolerance) and malicious behavior.

2.      Apply Security Ratings to Applications

Apply security ratings to withstand future attacks by reducing attack surface. You can reduce the attack surface by reducing the number of applications available to exploitation.

3.      Isolate Applications

Isolate applications to protect against file system and registry corruption or misuse. This is done through integration with Altiris® Software Virtualization Solution™ software.

4.      Protect against Data Theft

You can automate the encryption of documents as Application Control seamlessly integrates with Windows Encrypted File System. If you encrypt documents on a laptop automatically with Application Control they would be safe from theft.

5.      Control Read/Write Activity

Control an application’s ability to read or write to specific file types and network locations using the Deny File Access Application Action.

6.      Prevent Security Attacks

Application Control also allows you to protect managed computers against shatter attacks and monitoring applications such as keyloggers and spyware. To prevent such malicious behavior, use Deny Windows Hooking policies.

Fixes in this Release


 Fixed Issue  Article ID
This is the initial release of this product.    

Known Issues


 Known Issue  Article ID
This is the initial release of the product.  

Additional Documentation

Altiris product documentation is available in Microsoft HTML Help (.CHM) and Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) formats. To view Altiris product documentation in .PDF format, use Adobe Acrobat Reader (available at:

Documentation files are installed in the following directory on the Notification Server computer:
C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Notification Server\NSCap\Help

The following documentation is provided with Application Control Solution 6.0

Application Control Help

You can access documentation from the Altiris Console by clicking the following icons in the upper-right corner of the console:

 Access the contextual online help by clicking the online help icon.
 Access an index of all installed help by clicking the index icon.

Altiris Information Resources

Source What Information it Includes Where to Find it
Altiris Documentation Information about new features, update instructions, and known issues for each release. Includes Altiris formal documentation such as Release Notes, Help, Reference Guides, Best Practice Articles, and Technical Reference Articles.
Altiris Knowledgebase Comprehensive collection of articles, incidents, and issues for Altiris solutions.
Altiris Juice:
an online magazine for Altiris users
Best Practices, tips and tricks, and articles for users of Altiris solutions.
Online Forums Forums for Altiris solutions and suites.

Document History

 Date  Changes
10/26/2006 The initial version was posted to the Altiris Knowlegebase.

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