Collect New Process Information
By default, Traps protects the most commonly used and well-known processes on your endpoints. In addition, when WildFire is enabled, Traps automatically reports unknown executable files to the Endpoint Security Manager. If WildFire is disabled, it is recommended to create an agent settings rule to enable Traps to collect the names of any new processes that are run on the endpoints and report them to the Endpoint Security Manager. The ESM Console displays the processes as
- Create a new agent settings rule.Selectand thenSettingsAgentSettingsAdda new rule.
- Enable the collection of new processes on the endpoints.SelectProcess Managementand then enable the option toCollect new process information.When Traps detects new processes, Traps reports the processes to the ESM Server. The ESM Console lists the new processes on thepage as unprotected processes. From there you can change the protection type (see View, Modify, or Delete a Process). After changing the protection type, you can then use it to Create an Exploit Protection Rule.PoliciesExploitProcess Management
- (Optional) Add Conditions to the rule. By default, a new rule does not contain any conditions.To specify a condition, select theConditionstab, select the condition in the Conditions list, and thenAddit to the Selected Conditions list. Repeat this step to add more conditions, as needed. You can also define new Conditions.
- (Optional) Define the Target Objects to which to apply the rule.To define a smaller subset of target objects, select theObjectstab, and then enter one or moreAD Users,AD Computers,AD Groups,AD Organizational Unit,Existing Endpoints, orExisting Groupsin the Include or Exclude areas. The Endpoint Security Manager queries Active Directory to verify the users, computers, groups, or organizational units. The ESM Console also offers autocompletion as you type for existing endpoints and existing virtual groups.
- (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 theNametab, clear theActivate automatic descriptionoption, and then enter a rule name and description of your choice.
- Save the agent settings rule.Do either of the following:
After saving or applying a rule, you can return to theSettingspage at any time toDeleteorDeactivatethe rule.
- Savethe 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 thepage and then clickSettingsAgentSettingsActivate.
- Applythe rule to activate it immediately.
- On a regular basis, review the list of unprotected processes and evaluate whether add them to existing security rules or create new rules to protect them.
- Select.PoliciesExploitProcess Management
- Filter or sort the table by theUnprotectedprotection type.
- Review each process and decide whether to change the protection type:
- Change the protection type toProvisional, if you want to use the process in a security rule run as a test.
- Change the protection type toProtectedto take advantage of existing rules that apply to all processes. See View, Modify, or Delete a Process. You can also add the process to rules that apply to specific processes, as needed.
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