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IPS policy in Symantec - Is it advisable to block all application in exceptions

Created: 29 Jul 2013 • Updated: 29 Jul 2013 | 4 comments
abhi1983's picture

HI ,

IN IPS policy is it advisable to block all default applications in exception ?  sur With so many applications there under intrusion prevention and browser prevention , Not sure whether it is advisable to block all the applcation . Will it cause false positive if i add all those or it is that it has all common apps which should be blocked

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pete_4u2002's picture

Best practices regarding Intrusion Prevention System technology

Article:TECH95347  |  Created: 2009-01-03  |  Updated: 2013-07-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH95347
.Brian's picture

Not sure what you mean "applications"? can you explain a little further?

The IPS signatures rarely causes false positives, I don't you having an issues by leaving the defaut policy in place. As a precaution, you can set each signature to log only is you wish, than you can monitor and change it to block if you wish.

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