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Prevent Credential Phishing

Phishing sites are sites that attackers disguise as legitimate websites with the aim to steal user information, especially the credentials that provide access to your network. When a phishing email enters a network, it takes just a single user to click the link and enter credentials to set a breach into motion. You can detect and prevent in-progress phishing attacks, thereby preventing credential theft, by controlling sites to which users can submit corporate credentials based on the site’s URL category. This allows you to block users from submitting credentials to untrusted sites while allowing users to continue to submit credentials to corporate and sanctioned sites.
Credential phishing prevention works by scanning username and password submissions to websites and comparing those submissions against valid corporate credentials. You can choose what websites you want to either allow or block corporate credential submissions to based on the URL category of the website. When the firewall detects a user attempting to submit credentials to a site in a category you have restricted, it either displays a block response page that prevents the user from submitting credentials, or presents a continue page that warns users against submitting credentials to sites classified in certain URL categories, but still allows them to continue with the credential submission. You can customize these block pages to educate users against reusing corporate credentials, even on legitimate, non-phishing sites.
To enable Credential phishing prevention you must configure both User-ID to detect when users submit valid corporate credentials to a site (as opposed to personal credentials) and URL Filtering to specify the URL categories in which you want to prevent users from entering their corporate credentials. The following topics describe the different methods you can use to detect credential submissions and provide instructions for configuring credential phishing protection.

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