DEFINITION

Allow List

An allow list, also known as a whitelist, is a cybersecurity measure that specifies a list of trusted entities, applications, or actions that are explicitly permitted or allowed to access a particular resource, service, or network. Allow lists help organisations enforce security policies by restricting access to only approved entities or activities, thereby reducing the risk of unauthorised access, malware infections, and other security threats. Compared to deny lists, which specify prohibited entities or actions, allow lists provide a more proactive and granular approach to access control and security enforcement.

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