February 22, 2022

New offering from DNSFilter targets shadow IT risks

A new list of high-risk applications commonly used in the enterprise and an offering to block their use has been released by a domain name security company. DNSFilter posted the list of more than 100 risky apps to its website February 17. At the same time, it announced AppAware, which gives organizations the power to block the apps and includes high-profile file-sharing, remote desktop, and messaging programs.

Among the apps on the list were Facebook Messenger, Slack, Snapchat, RemotePC, TeamViewer, Box, Dropbox, and NordVPN. "We're trying to shed some light on what is happening on an organization's network and the devices that its employees are using," said DNSFilter Product Manager Mikey Pruitt. "Our new feature allows for...

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