Add a New Restriction Rule
Create a new restriction rule to define limitations on where and how executable files run on endpoints.
- Configure a new restriction rule.Select PoliciesMalwareRestrictions and Add a new rule.
- From the action menu , select Add.
- Select the type of restriction rule you are adding.Select one of the following options and then configure settings according to the type of restriction you are adding to your security policy:
- Execution Path Restriction—Restrict access to local or remote files and folders. For more information, see Block Execution from Local and Network Folders.
- Network Folder Behavior—Restrict access to all network folders except for those in the whitelist. For more information, see Whitelist a Network Folder.
- External Media—For more information, see Define External Media Restrictions and Exemptions.
- Child Processes (Pre-4.0 Agents)—Block malicious child processes spawned from legitimate processes. For more information, see Define Child Process Restrictions.
- Java (Pre-4.0 Agents)—Prevent untrusted Java applets from executing objects using browsers and add specific trusted processes to whitelists so they can run on endpoints as needed. For more information, see Define Java Restrictions and Exemptions.
- (Optional) Add Conditions to
the rule. By default, a new rule does not contain any conditions.To specify a condition, select the Conditions tab, select the condition in the Conditions list, and then Add it to the Selected Conditions list. Repeat this step to add more conditions, as needed. To add a condition to the Conditions list, see Define Activation Conditions for a Rule on Windows Endpoints.
- (Optional) Define the Target
Objects to which to apply the restriction rule. By default,
a new rule applies to all objects in your organization.To define a subset of target objects, select the Objects tab, and then enter one or more Users, Computers, Groups, Organizational Unit, or Existing Endpoints in the Include or Exclude areas. The Endpoint Security Manager queries Active Directory to verify the users, computers, groups, or organizational units or identifies existing endpoints from previous communication messages.
- (Optional) Review the rule name and description.
The ESM Console automatically generates the rule name and description
based on the rule details but permits you to change these fields,
if needed.To override the autogenerated name, select the Name tab, clear the Activate automatic description option, and then enter a rule name and description of your choice.
- Save the restrictions rule.Do either of the following:
After saving or applying a rule, you can return to the Restrictions page at any time to Delete or Deactivate the rule.
- Save the rule without activating it. This option is only available for inactive, cloned, or new rules. When you are ready to activate the rule, select the rule from the PoliciesMalwareRestrictions page and then click Activate.
- Apply the rule to activate it immediately.
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