Whats New in Watch Guard XCS v 9

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What’s New in Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1

What’s New in Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of use • New Dashboard items Ø Watch. Guard Training Mail Summary > Mail Security • Indicates status of each mail security service • Security Connection, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Reputation Enabled Defense (also displays Brightmail and Mc. Afee if licensed) • Yellow (Attention) or Red (Urgent) means a service cannot be contacted or Anti-Virus definitions are out-of-date 2

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of use • New Dashboard items Ø Watch. Guard Training Web Summary > Web Traffic > Web Security • Indicates status of each web security service • Security Connection, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Reputation Enabled Defense, and URL Categorization) • Yellow (Attention) or Red (Urgent) means a service cannot be contacted or Anti-Virus/URL category definitions are out-of-date 3

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of use • New Dashboard items Ø Watch. Guard Training Mail Summary > Mail Resources • New graph of mail activity trends 4

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of use • • New Dashboard items System Summary information originally located on the Status & Utility page is now incorporated into the Dashboard Ø System (Version, Uptime, Licensee, Admin & Web. Mail Users) Ø Hardware (Appliance model, CPU, Memory, Disk Usage, RAID Status, Swap Space) Click to expand or collapse each item Watch. Guard Training 5

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 • System Summary Dashboard page (continued)

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 • System Summary Dashboard page (continued) System Activity (CPU Load, Swap Space) Ø Servers (DNS and NTP server status) Ø Watch. Guard Training 6

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 • Status & Utility Menu change

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 • Status & Utility Menu change Ø Activity > Status & Utility is now Activity > Status > Utilities Ø System status and configuration info moved to the Dashboard Ø Contains messaging controls and diagnostics 9. 1 Update 1 Activity > Status > Utilities Watch. Guard Training 7

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of use • Anti-Spam page Ø Accessed through Security > Anti-Spam Ø You can more efficiently manage your Anti-Spam settings Ø The initial view provides access to the most common Anti-Spam options available for configuration Ø To view advanced Intercept settings, click the Show Advanced Options link Watch. Guard Training 8

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 Watch. Guard Training 9

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 Watch. Guard Training 9

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of use • Pattern Filters page Ø Improved to help you efficiently create and manage large lists of Pattern Filters Ø Pattern Filter lists are paginated Ø You can now sort the list of Pattern Filters and use search parameters to filter the list display Watch. Guard Training 10

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Enhancements that improve ease of use Ø Watch. Guard Training The Pattern Filters Preferences page has been moved to Security > Content Control > Custom Actions to allow you to create custom actions for the Pattern Filters and Content Rules features 11

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Additional functionality to make an

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Additional functionality to make an already significant XCS solution even more powerful • Improved Anti-Spam Analysis and Training Ø Token Analysis feature enhanced to protect against new spam obfuscation techniques and improve spam training Ø Improved tokenization of URLs for the URL Block List feature Ø Improved tokenization of HTML messages to prevent the generation of tokens for non-visible elements of a message Watch. Guard Training 12

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q RTF Spam Analysis • •

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q RTF Spam Analysis • • Scans and analyzes RTF (Rich Text Format) attachments for characteristics of spam Enabled by default in Security > Anti-Spam > Token Analysis > Advanced Watch. Guard Training 13

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Reputation Whitelist • • •

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Reputation Whitelist • • • Advanced Token Analysis training feature Provides additional legitimate mail training based on Reputation Enabled Defense whitelists of hosts that are known to send legitimate mail Enabled by default in Security > Anti-Spam > Token Analysis > Advanced Watch. Guard Training 14

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Configure Advanced Intercept Settings Automatically

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Configure Advanced Intercept Settings Automatically • • Allows Watch. Guard to automatically configure advanced Intercept settings (requires Security Connection) Automatically configures these advanced settings: Ø Intercept Component Weights Ø Reputation/UBL/DNSBL domains and timeout settings Ø Advanced Token Analysis options • • • Watch. Guard Training Enable Image Analysis Enable PDF Analysis Analyze PDF text Analyze PDF images Enable RTF Analysis Legitimate mail and Spam training sources Legitimate mail and Spam limits and thresholds Dictionary spam count Reputation Whitelist 15

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Configure Intercept Settings Automatically (continued)

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Configure Intercept Settings Automatically (continued) • Disabled by default and configured in Security > Anti-Spam, or Security > Anti-Spam > Intercept Settings Watch. Guard Training 16

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Additional XCS v 9. 1

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Additional XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 enhancements • Reputation Classification Statistics in Web Analysis Report Ø The Web Analysis report now includes a section for Reputation Enabled Defense (RED) Traffic Classification Ø Indicates the number of web sites with good, neutral, and bad reputations Watch. Guard Training 17

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Additional XCS v 9. 1

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Additional XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 enhancements • Web Reputation Lookup Moved Ø The Web Reputation Lookup utility has been moved from the Web Reputation page to the Utilities page located in Activity > Status > Utilities. Ø Use the Web Reputation Lookup utility to examine the reputation score of specific web domains. Ø Only appears if Web Reputation is enabled Watch. Guard Training 18

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Additional XCS v 9. 1

Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Additional XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 enhancements • Deferred Mail Queue Monitoring Ø Allows you to set a threshold for monitoring the deferred mail queue and generate a critical alarm if the threshold is exceeded Ø Configured on the Configuration > Mail > Access page • Alarms for Incoming Mail Queue Monitoring Ø New system alarms alert you of minor (warning), medium (serious), and significant (critical) Queue Monitoring events Ø Incoming Mail Queue Monitoring is configured on the Configuration > Mail > Access page and allows you to adjust the processing behavior on incoming mail connections depending on the current state of the incoming mail queue Watch. Guard Training 19

Introducing Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 q Additional XCS v 9. 1 Update

Introducing Watch. Guard XCS v 9. 1 q Additional XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 enhancements • • Symantec Brightmail™ Anti-Spam Upgrade Ø Upgraded to version 6. 2 to provide improved protection against the latest types of spam messages Ø Brightmail is an add-on subscription for customers who want to enable multi-layered Anti-Spam engines Ø Brightmail configuration options do not appear on the Watch. Guard XCS menu unless it is licensed Mc. Afee® Anti-Virus Option Patch Ø The Mc. Afee Anti-Virus option no longer requires an installation patch Ø Mc. Afee Anti-Virus is an add-on subscription for customers who want to enable multi-layered Anti-Virus protection Ø Mc. Afee configuration options do not appear on the Anti-Virus page unless it is licensed Watch. Guard Training 20

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q If enabled, Security Connection automatically downloads

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q If enabled, Security Connection automatically downloads update releases • • Install the update in Administration > Software Updates > Updates The update appears in the Available Updates section • • Select the update, then click Install The device restarts This process can take up to 10 minutes to complete! Watch. Guard Training 22

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q You can also download the update

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q You can also download the update software from the Live. Security site • From the Software Downloads page, download the XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 software [xcs 91_update 1. pf] to your local computer Click to download Watch. Guard Training 23

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Upload the software update in Administration

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q Upload the software update in Administration > Software Updates > Updates • • Click Browse to find the downloaded file on your computer Click Upload Watch. Guard Training 24

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q The update appears in the Available

Install XCS v 9. 1 Update 1 q The update appears in the Available Updates section q Select the update, then click Install q The device restarts This process can take up to 10 minutes to complete! Watch. Guard Training 25

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