HTTPS URL Scan Support

HTTPS communication uses certificates to identify web servers. It encrypts data to prevent theft and eavesdropping. Although more secure, accessing websites using HTTPS still has risks. Compromised sites, even those with valid certificates, can host malware and steal personal information. In addition, certificates are relatively easy to obtain, making it easy to set up malicious web servers that use HTTPS.

Important:

HTTPS scanning for Internet Explorer only supports Windows 8.1 (or later) and Windows Server 2012 (or later) platforms operating in desktop mode.

Enable checking of HTTPS URLs to reduce exposure to compromised and malicious sites that use HTTPS. Web Reputation can monitor HTTPS traffic on the following browsers:

Table 1. Supported Browsers for HTTPS Traffic

Browser

Version

Prerequisites

Microsoft Internet Explorer

8.x

Latest version

9.x

Users must enable the Trend Micro Osprey Plugin Class add-on in the browser pop-up window.

10.x

11.x

Mozilla Firefox

3.5 or later

None

Chrome

Latest version

Microsoft Edge

Latest version

For more information on configuring Internet Explorer settings for Web Reputation, see the following Knowledge Base articles: