Malware protection rules enable you to restrict malware-related
behavior. When enabled, these modules use a whitelist model that
allows process injection for only those processes specified in the
policy. The default malware protection policies that come preconfigured
with the ESM software grant exceptions to common legitimate processes
that must inject into other processes or modules.
When new malware protection rules are added to the security policy,
the Traps rules mechanism merges all configured rules into an effective
policy that is evaluated for each endpoint. In the case of a potential
conflict between two or more rules, there are a set of considerations,
such as modification date, that determine which rule takes effect
(for more information, see Policy
Enforcement). To retain whitelists across malware protection
rules, you can opt to merge the whitelists.
For additional questions about configuring
malware protection rules, contact Support team or your Sales Engineer.