Skip navigation
McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
697 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2013 2:22 AM by andycr RSS
andycr Newcomer 12 posts since
Jun 12, 2013
Currently Being Moderated

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

 

Andy

  • Ex_Brit Volunteer Moderator 59,545 posts since
    May 6, 2004
    Currently Being Moderated
    1. Jul 8, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to andycr)
    Re: Scriptscan - general query

    Moved to VSE for better handling.


    https://community.mcafee.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-143933-5189/78-49/Peter.gif
    Toronto • Canada
    Volunteer Moderator
    I can't help you privately - please post in the Forums
    Use Advanced Forum Search To Find Answers
    Beta Test McAfee Products For PC & MAC
    How To Fix File Associations in Windows
    XP & Office 2003 End-Of-Life - 08 April, 2014
    Anti-Spyware/Malware & Hijacker Tools
  • Tristan Veteran 790 posts since
    Dec 8, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    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 790 posts since
    Dec 8, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    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
    Dec 22, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    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.

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • Correct Answers - 5 points
  • Helpful Answers - 3 points