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HIPS and Host Firewall

L1 Bithead

I would like to know whether Cortex XDR has Host Intrusion Prevention and Host Firewall capability. If yes, what is the difference and how to enable.


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Hi @MohanKumar1 the logical equivalent of that would be the "XDR Content Updates", commonly referred to as CU's. You can check the corresponding CU's for an agent via the Endpoint Administration page.



Ref: https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/cortex/cortex-xdr/cortex-xdr-pro-admin/endpoint-security/about-con...


You can modify the CU updates based on your Agent settings (see brief explanation here).

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L0 Member

I am looking for the same. njmcdirect

L5 Sessionator

@MohanKumar1 @Casey69 HIPS stands for Host Intrusion Prevention System. Cortex XDR is an EDR solution, and I assume what you're looking for is explained in detail here: https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/cortex/cortex-xdr/cortex-xdr-pro-admin/endpoint-security/endpoint-...


Yes, XDR supports Host Firewall capabilities. You can refer to this documentation here: https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/cortex/cortex-xdr/cortex-xdr-pro-admin/endpoint-security/hardened-...

L1 Bithead

Thanks for the information. It is confirmed HIPS is not support or not the module available in Cortex XDR as an endpoint security. Or let me know if I am wrong.

Host Firewall is available in EDR.


@MohanKumar1 Cortex XDR certainly covers the capabilities of a traditional HIPS, and much more. What features of HIPS are you looking for?

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