NEW URL FILTERING CATEGORY: COMMAND-AND-CONTROL (C2)
Be ready, Freddy, and be sure the category is recognized by PAN-DB
A new category has been added to URL Filtering. This new category, 'command-and-control,' further refines the malware category. With C2, Palo Alto Networks breaks out specifics within malware. Here's a selected FAQ from our list about the new category:
Question: What happens if I don’t change the C2 category to BLOCK as the action?
Answer: If you do not change the default action of the C2 category to block, all attempted connections to C2-related URLs will be allowed to go through and connect (Oh, nooooo, Mr. Bill!).
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