Denying Access to Executable Compressed Files

During outbreaks, denying access to executable compressed files can prevent the possible security risks that these files may contain from spreading across the network. You can choose to allow access to trusted files created by the supported executable packer programs.

  1. Go to Agents > Outbreak Prevention.
  2. In the agent tree, click the root domain icon () to include all agents or select specific domains or agents.
  3. Click Start Outbreak Prevention.
  4. Click Deny access to executable compressed files.
  5. Select from the list of supported executable packer programs and click Add to allow access to executable packed files created by these packer programs.

    You can only approve the use of packed files created by the packer programs in the Executable Packers list. Outbreak Prevention denies access to all other executable packed file formats.

  6. Click Save.

    The Outbreak Prevention Settings screen displays again.

  7. Click Start Outbreak Prevention.

    The outbreak prevention measures you selected display in a new window.