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Spyware Callback - can it be blocked?


We use Zscaler to monitor and protect our users internet access and int he security section it says our main threat is Spyware Callback, but boss said shouldn't McAfee block this instead?

I have no idea what Spyware Callback is and whether McAfee can block this?

Just wondered if anyone has any knowledge of this?


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Re: Spyware Callback - can it be blocked?

Actually, McAfee technology does stop alot of this, and other controller traffic. But you need SIEM, and/or NSM in order to incorporate the GTI,  and other known threats. ePO is endpoint protection, not a network component.

I'd recommend you FIRST write out your USE-CASE. Take a look at this:

Re: Spyware Callback - can it be blocked?


We are not looking to buy anything else, Zscaler is doing a good job, I'm just checking whether the users McAfee Virus scanner we have deployed through ePo should be protecting us against things like Spyware callback and if it is how do I check what ePo Spyware policy is helping protect us?

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