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andycr Newcomer 12 posts since
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Jul 8, 2013 2:55 AM

Scriptscan - general query

Hi, We've been having the common reported performance issues with Scriptscan, exclusions have fixed some of the internal web applications but we have a lot of 8.7 out there so can't use ePO to generally exclude across the board. We can semi-automate roll out of URL exclusions by using ePO to briefly turn off access protection before remotely modifying the registry but that's not ideal. 


I'm looking at whether there's a case for having ScriptScan at all in a corporate environment if web gateway script scanning is turned on.


Anyone know of any white papers from McAfee or 3rd parties giving pros and cons of scriptscan?


Many thanks



  • Ex_Brit Volunteer Moderator 59,547 posts since
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    1. Jul 8, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to andycr)
    Re: Scriptscan - general query

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  • Tristan Veteran 794 posts since
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    2. Jul 8, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to Ex_Brit)
    Re: Scriptscan - general query

    Why can't you use ePO to manage the 8.7 machines?


    As long as the product is checked in and the reporting/mamangement extension is checked in then management shouldn't be a problem.


    P.S. I'm still on ePO 4.6 so i apologies if this is an ePO 5.0 issue that i'm not familiar with.

  • Tristan Veteran 794 posts since
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    4. Jul 8, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to andycr)
    Re: Scriptscan - general query

    Apologies for not realizing 8.7 is only process based.


    If it helps the default McAfee setting for ScriptScan under Servers (8.7 & 8.8) is disabled. I'm guessing this is performance rather than security but disabling is a possibility

  • petersimmons McAfee Employee 230 posts since
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    6. Jul 8, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to andycr)
    Re: Scriptscan - general query

    I'm brave enough. Turn if off for servers. There's a reason we made that a default. Also, you should be upgrading to VSE 8.8. The performance improvements are very compelling. I can't think of a good reasont to stay on VSE 8.7.

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