Endpoint Security Profiles

Cortex XDR provides default security profiles that you can use out of the box to immediately begin protecting your endpoints from threats. While security rules enable you to block or allow files to run on your endpoints, security profiles help you customize and reuse settings across different groups of endpoints. When the Cortex XDR agent detects behavior that matches a rule defined in your security policy, the Cortex XDR agent applies the security profile that is attached to the rule for further inspection.
Profile Name
Description
Exploit Profiles
Exploit profiles block attempts to exploit system flaws in browsers, and in the operating system. For example, Exploit profiles help protect against exploit kits, illegal code execution, and other attempts to exploit process and system vulnerabilities. Exploit profiles are supported for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
Malware Profiles
Malware profiles protect against the execution of malware including trojans, viruses, worms, and grayware. Malware profiles serve two main purposes: to define how to treat behavior common with malware, such as ransomware or script-based attacks, and to define how to treat known malware and unknown files. Malware profiles are supported for all platforms.
Restrictions Profiles
Restrictions profiles limit where executables can run on an endpoint. For example, you can restrict files from running from specific local folders or from removable media. Restrictions profiles are supported only for Windows platforms.
Agent Settings Profiles
Agent Settings profiles enable you to customize settings that apply to the Cortex XDR agent (such as the disk space quota for log retention). For Mac and Windows platforms, you can also customize user interface options for the Cortex XDR console, such as accessibility and notifications.
Exceptions Profiles
Exceptions Security Profiles override the security policy to allow a process or file to run on an endpoint, to disable a specific BTP rule, to allow a known digital signer, and to import exceptions from the Cortex XDR support team. Exceptions profiles are supported for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
After you add the new security profile, you can Manage Security Profiles.

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