Drive-By Protection?

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Drive-By Protection?

We're finding that there's a small amount of drive-by stuff, typically fake AV, that's making it past the content filtering, spyware filtering, and antivirus filtering in our Pan running 3.1.8.

Are there any non-default settings that are recommended as, tbh, the antivirus/anti-spyware feature hardly ever seems to catch anything?

Also I believe there's a drive-by protection feature in 4.x?  As I only have a single PAN I can't easily trial/test it out so could someone explain how the new features that tackle this work please?

Thanks,

Paul


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Re: Drive-By Protection?

There are no additional settings on 3.1.8 , this is all based upon the threat database.

We would need specific examples to determine if we need to add additional signatures or update existing ones.

The file blocking profile in 4.0 has a new action called continue, which can be used to deliver a comfort page when users attempt to download an executable file. The page prompts the user to click continue on the comfort page prior to downloading an executable file. Verbiage on the comfort page will alert the user of the executable file and if they haven't specifically requested the page, they should not continue, but click Back. This is an effective way to stop drive-by downloads.

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Re: Drive-By Protection?

There are no additional settings on 3.1.8 , this is all based upon the threat database.

We would need specific examples to determine if we need to add additional signatures or update existing ones.

The file blocking profile in 4.0 has a new action called continue, which can be used to deliver a comfort page when users attempt to download an executable file. The page prompts the user to click continue on the comfort page prior to downloading an executable file. Verbiage on the comfort page will alert the user of the executable file and if they haven't specifically requested the page, they should not continue, but click Back. This is an effective way to stop drive-by downloads.

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Re: Drive-By Protection?

Thanks, that sounds like a feature I recall reading about.

If anyone's using it I'd be interested to know if you think it's a worthwhile improvement and justifies going from 3.1.x to 4.0.x a little sooner than we perhaps would otherwise.

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