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Automating Windows 7 Application Compatibility

Created: 21 Aug 2012
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With support for Windows XP ending in less than 2 years, companies are beginning to feel the pressure to complete their migrations to Windows 7 or 8. This is proving to be a bigger headache than most companies planned on as they begin to find more and more of their applications won’t natively run in Windows 7 or 8.

This leaves many companies in a bind. They either have to devote several IT personnel to test many third-party and internal applications used in their company to figure out what is compatible or they have to rely on research done by others and figure out a game plan for their migration. If a company could devote more than a handful of people to figure out their application migration, they would complete it a lot sooner, but that’s a little unrealistic as most organizations have fixed resource constraints.  There needs to be a method to automate application compatibility analysis.

With Arellia Application Control Solution, applications are analyzed as they run on end user machines, thus eliminating the need for IT personnel to traverse lists or needing to devote huge amounts of resources to this task. Instead, using the philosophy of “many hands make light work”, Arellia analyzes applications while employees are using their computers. The results are then sent to the server where the logs can be viewed and a wizard can assist in creating application compatibility policies that enable applications to run normally on Windows 7 or 8.

Arellia Application Control is the perfect medicine to assist organizations migration to Windows 7 or 8. For additional insights, read Arellia’s Accelerating Windows 7 and 8 Migrations with Application Analysis whitepaper.

About Arellia: Arellia provides solutions for privilege management, application whitelisting, securing local administrator accounts, and compliance remediation. Arellia products are integrated with the Symantec Management Platform and sold through Symantec.