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Disable Installation of Instant Messaging Software

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I'd like to create an agent procedure or some sort of security policy to disable the ability to install and to uninstall any already installed Instant Messaging Applications. Any Advice?

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  • My advice is get a decent content filtering solution. Otherwise you will need to build a list of known IM software and that won't be fun to do or maintain.

  • +1 for SMason.

    A good content filter that will block the downloads of such programs AND a good intrusion protection and/or deep packet inspection system that will block the traffic of such programs is the way to go.  Maintaining a list of said programs will be a nightmare.

    Snort can find these things easily.

  • You can use Kaseya and simply block that app

    Agent/Protection/File Access

  • Michael Dixon (enfusion)

    You can use Kaseya and simply block that app

    Agent/Protection/File Access

    yes but...

    Dan

    Maintaining a list of said programs will be a nightmare.

    Just a small list of applications:

    • MSN
    • Yahoo messenger
    • ICQ
    • Yammer
    • Pidgin
    • and about 400 more applications that can handle IM protocols.
    Not to mention that renaming the executable will confuse the app blocker.
  • As I understand it, I can use our new MBAM KAM console to block the apps?