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Part 11 - Threat Prevention

In Lecture 7, we mentioned different types of Security Policies, such as Access Control, Threat Prevention, and Desktop Security. Previous lectures have been primarily focused on Access Control, which uses the Firewall, Application Control, URL Filtering, and Content Awareness Software Blades to reduce the attack surface by allowing only authorized traffic to cross the security system.

In this lecture, we discuss the Threat Prevention policy, which deals with the traffic which is already allowed through Access Control policy.

Threat Prevention Software Blades

Threat Prevention includes the following Software Blades:


  1. IPS – Intrusion Prevention System provides protection against malicious and unwanted network traffic including known exploits and vulnerabilities, protocol misuse, outbound malware communication, and tunneling attempts.
  2. Anti-Bot – Detects bot-infected machines and prevents bot damages by blocking bot Command and Control communications.
  3. A
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