Block microsoft updates by blocking ms-update app ?

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dermotmcdonald
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Block microsoft updates by blocking ms-update app ?

Hello all,

What is the best way to block microsoft updates on the PA ?

I have seen the url filtering suggestion but was wondering could we just drop via ms-update app ?

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClbvCAC

 

Tks

Dermot


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reaper
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A lot of ms-update also uses regular ssl.

 You may be able to catch a lot by simply blocking ms-update if you also have ssl decryption enabled. If you don't use ssl decryption for all your outbound traffic, you'll need the url categories to catch the connections that use ssl

 

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reaper
L7 Applicator

A lot of ms-update also uses regular ssl.

 You may be able to catch a lot by simply blocking ms-update if you also have ssl decryption enabled. If you don't use ssl decryption for all your outbound traffic, you'll need the url categories to catch the connections that use ssl

 

Tom Piens - PANgurus.com
Like my answer? check out my book! amazon.com/dp/1789956374

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dermotmcdonald
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That makes sense, tks

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