08-30-2011 04:19 PM
We are tested PAN 500 NFR in our lab . Did a search for youtube proxy on google and picked the first listed . Used them and bypassed the PAN box and was able to get to facebook and yahoo mail . I couldn't get to these sites through my browser directly . I am sure there are others, people can also use . I thought PAN prevented such circumvention of policies . Guess , I am wrong .
08-30-2011 04:54 PM
How is the application being identified in the logs? If it is an application that is already in the App-ID database and it is not being identified correctly, then a support case should be opened. If the app is not yet covered you can submit the app to the Application and Threat Research Center:
08-30-2011 08:08 PM
It is not being reported as an app rather web browsing . Big let down . This is one of the marketing put in front of partners by PAN . Thank God , we tested this inhouse rather than infornt of a prospect .
08-30-2011 09:22 PM
There are new proxy apps coming out all the time. Please submit the application via the site so we can write a signature. App-ID allows a single signature to cover 'families' of proxy avoidance applications. (i.e. php-proxy) This is much more effective than URL filtering, but it can also be a cat and mouse game as new proxy apps come out.
08-31-2011 10:05 AM
I have tried it and actually that is a proxy runing in https and is just simply a web traffic helping you to proxy traffic. If you also have our URL filtering solution, you can see that actually it is in proxy-avoidance-and-anonymizers category for a while already.
In App-ID, we have some common client-server proxy app, but for browser based proxy, it is better to use URL filtering solution- as there is more than thousands of proxy bypass website in the world.
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