Kris Zentek
September 19th, 2011

Better Application Group Management in Privilege Guard 2.8

In version 2.8 of Privilege Guard (Edit: now Defendpoint) we have revamped the application group management to include:

- A new application groups view
- A choice of application views
- Inline filtering and highlighting of applications

New Application Groups View

You can now view all application groups in a single view, by selecting the ‘Application Groups’ node in the navigation tree.

Choice of Application Views

There are now three different views for displaying the applications for all application groups or within a particular application group:

Summary View

This view shows a summarized description of the matching rules for each application in the group. Only the applied rules are displayed and icons are displayed under each application to show which advanced options have been enabled.

Application Groups Summary View

Summary view of all application groups

Light View

This view is similar in style to the summary view, but the light view shows only the description of each application within the group.


Light view of all application groups

Detailed View

This view shows a detailed list of all application rules and advanced option settings. Color coding is used to clearly indicate which rules and options are being applied.

Application Groups Detailed View

Detailed view of all application groups

Inline Filtering and Highlighting of Applications

There is now an inline filter control, which allows you to refine the applications being displayed in each view, based on the text you enter into the filter edit box. Only applications that match the text (based on any property) are shown, and the matching text is highlighted.

Application Groups Filtering

Instant filtering and highlighted results

The new application group enhancements allow you to quickly locate and identify applications in your policies.

Introducing Defendpoint

Edit: Privilege Guard has now evolved into the brand new security suite, Defendpoint, which encompasses Privilege Management, Application Control and Sandboxing. For more information, please visit

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