Certified Safe Software Service (TMCSSS) v1.069.00 of Endpoint Application Control (EAC) will be released on April 30, 2015 and has the following new features:
- Support for Windows Store Applications (Metro Applications or Runtime Applications)
Previously, the Certified Safe Software pattern only included 32-bit and 64-bit AMD/Intel-based applications. This release will be adding a new type of application to our Certified Safe Software pattern called the Windows Store Applications.
- Application Name Normalization
Removal of the suffix "x64" in display names of 231 64-bit applications. For example, the "Java x64" will be merged into the existing application name “Java". This means selecting only "Java" will cover both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of that application.
After the pattern update, TMCSSS-based 64-bit applications will not be visible in the application name.
When this happens, the policy and rules previously containing TMCSSS-based 64-bit applications may not function as expected. 32-bit applications are not affected by this change.
Customers affected are those who are using Endpoint Application Control 1.0 and above, with rules that include 64-bit applications based on TMCSSS pattern.
Before the pattern release date on April 30, edit your rules by selecting both 64-bit and 32-bit TMCSSS-based applications. For example, select both “Java” and “Java x64” applications so that the policies using the rules will still be able to detect 64-bit version of Java application whenever it is running on the system.