2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2011 1:06 AM by Ahmed Eissa

    how can i create new Application defense ??

    Ahmed Eissa

      after i updated from webwasher to sidewinder

      i have alot of issues as

      - how to create new application to be blocked or allowed as ( Media type content in webwasher)

         i tried to  For example to create "application/x-shockwave-flash" which can be used for viewing Imgs and videos

         as shown down , i specify ports , really i don`t get it ??







        • 1. Re: how can i create new Application defense ??



          While there is some cross-over, WebWasher and Sidewinder (McAfee Web Gateway and McAfee Firewall Enterprise as they are now both known) are completely separate products with different jobs on the network.


          Sidewinder is a Firewall that can also perform tasks such category-based URL web filtering and anti-virus scanning. The Application Defense functionality, allows specific control of certain layer-7 application protocols (such as HTTP). Application Defenses are confgured using the Policy -> Defenses -> Application Defenses screen. These defenses are paired-toegther with a Generic application defense into a defense group which is then applied to the access control rule.


          The application defense functionality on the Firewall product isn't the same as the overall functionality provided by WebWasher (Web Gateway). Web Gateway is a dedicated web security solution providing deep web access control, inspection, scanning and filtering. It is possible to control certain aspects of the HTTP protocol using an application defense definition, on the Firewall but you will not be able to control specific MIME types (application/x-shockwave-flash). This is one of the areas where the two products are completely different.

          • 2. Re: how can i create new Application defense ??
            Ahmed Eissa

            Thanks Alot Philm your answer really helped me ....