Introduction and Accessing the TestDrive Experience


What is App Control?

Carbon Black App Control combines application control, file integrity monitoring, full-featured device control, and memory/tamper protection into a single agent. App Control is used to lock down critical systems and servers, prevent unwanted changes, and ensure continuous compliance.

App Control is a positive security solution allowing for a "default deny" approach to reduce the attack surface. App Control gives administrators the operational confidence to automatically approve legitimate change and eliminate the burden traditionally seen in allowlist management

TestDrive Pre-requisites

TestDrive Intrinsic Security

In order to complete this walkthrough please make sure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment (if you do not have one sign up here)
  • Allowed communication of TCP & UDP ports 80, 443, 8443; and if using PCoIP, both TCP & UDP 4172
  • A Horizon Client is installed on your machine

Access the TestDrive portal at portal.vmtestdrive.com; sign in with your email and password.

Navigate to the 'Intrinsic Security' tab to view security related experiences.

Launch the experience


Locate the appropriate experience. This lab is VMware Carbon Black App Control. Once located click the 'launch' button.

Launch via WS1

Launch via WS1

If prompted again, click the 'launch via WS1 button'.

Accessing Endpoint

Accessing App Control Desktop

Login with your TestDrive username and password. On the next screen, if not displayed, search for 'Carbon Black App Control' in the search-box. Click to open the VDI desktop via either the Horizon App or the web-based console.

App Control Console Login

App Control Console Login

The App Control console can be accessed via browser on an endpoint that has access to the App Control Server.

  • Open the Chrome browser
  • In the navigation bar, type in
    • Note - you must include https
  • Login with credentials provided in App Control Credentials.txt file on device desktop

On login you will view the home page. This TestDrive experience gives you view permissions on the App Control Server.

You may use the App Control server while reading background information or proceed directly to the lab activities depending on level of comfort. If you are new to App Control it is recommended to read the background sections prior to lab activities.

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