What is the difference between Anchor by process and Authorized applications?
Anchor-by-process(AxP) is a set of new features in Anchor version 5.0.0. It enables you to manage and secure any file type created by specified applications and processes. Admins can choose any program as an AxP application. Once you do this, any file created, saved, modified, and exported by that AxP application will be anchored. But, files created or saved to ignored folders will not automatically be anchored. Anchor by the process will also support two modes, ignore and protect. (more information)
Anchor-by-process(AxP) allows you to secure and control valuable and sensitive files in non-office workflows.
Authorized Applications include both Anchor Certified Applications and Admin Approved Applications. Anchor Certified Applications are applications that Anchor has reviewed. The review process verified that plain text does not leak from their normal operations. Admin Approved Applications are not certified by Anchor. But, your organization's admin may allow them to consume plain text.
Authorized Applications are allowed to open plain text files only when the access rules are met. These access rules are determined by user roles. Authorized applications can only save and export anchored data in protected folders. Authorized applications will only support protected mode. In protected mode, the admin can define what extensions to safeguard on the Admin dashboard. (more information)