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jj4sec Champion 84 posts since
Nov 6, 2009
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Nov 23, 2012 6:10 AM

Connection/domain awareness

I miss an option in HIPS to check if the machine can connect to the domain or not.

In microsoft FW it is possible to configure rules if the machine is domain connected or not and this is a very strong feature.

I this possible with McAfee ?

Does someone know if the Microsoft feature is someware available in the registry and if I can use that key to create connection aware rules ?

  • zaloorb Newcomer 18 posts since
    Sep 1, 2009
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    1. Nov 26, 2012 10:16 AM (in response to jj4sec)
    Re: Connection/domain awareness



    I believe the feature you are referring to is called Connection Aware Group (CAG) in HIPS 7 or Connection Isolation Group (CIG) in HIPS 8. It is thoroughly referenced in the product documentation:


    HIPS 7:

    ´╗┐HIPS 8:


    You can use this feature to create rule groups that follow a specific set of connection parameters such as:


    - IP Address

    - DNS Search Suffix

    - Default Gateway

    - DNS Server

    - DHCP Server

    - WINS Server


    You have a lot of options here but none that would directly reference domain connectivity. It would only be inferred by the above parameters but should work in most instances as, if the machines are connected to a specific domain, they should have a unique parameter from thst list above that could designate them as part of the domain.


    Hope this helps!




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