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About Default Web Security Service Bypassed Sites

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Article ID: 150855

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Web Security Service - WSS

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Resolution

To provide the best user experience possible, Symantec will occasionally add popular domains or IP ranges to the WSS default Bypassed Sites lists during major releases. Symantec uses its industry leading Global Intelligence Network to identify and validate new bypass candidates to ensure that they pose no security risk. The result is improved performance to end users who stream video content without the organization losing the ability to regulate access to the content. Current default entries include:

  • Googlevideo.com – YouTube media stream CDN
  • windowsupdate.com – Microsoft Windows updates
  • nflxext.com, nflxso.net, nflxvideo.net - Netflix CDN
  • webex.com, wbx2.com - Webex conferencing 
  • zoom.us - Zoom conferencing

 

WSS Agent, Unfied Agent, and SEP Agent use the Bypassed Sites list to determine what requests should be sent directly to the content provider rather than through WSS. You can override these settings in the WSS portal by navigating to Connectivity > Bypass Traffic > Bypassed Domains.