[ALERT] 2021 Symantec Intelligence Services and WebFilter Category and Application Update

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Article ID: 221420

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Products

Security Analytics SSL Visibility Appliance Software Web Security Service - WSS Reporter PacketShaper S-Series Intelligence Services ProxySG Software - SGOS Web Isolation WebPulse

Issue/Introduction

Severity

Warning

Description

On October 12, 2021, category enhancements will be delivered to Intelligence Services (formerly Blue Coat Intelligence Services or "BCIS") and WebFilter (formerly Blue Coat WebFilter or "BCWF") URL Categories and Application Classifications.

Why are we doing this?

On October 12, 2021, we will perform updates to our WebFilter URL categories. These updates are performed in order to ensure modern threats are correctly categorized to assist with policy creation and incident response. This notification contains information to help you assess the potential impact of these changes in your environment. Please review the attached document for the category changes details and the product-specific considerations below in order to learn how to leverage the new categories across the Symantec product portfolio.

What is the risk?

Any changes to the categories or applications could potentially affect customer policy. Please review the changes carefully and adjust your policy accordingly so your policies are aligned with the available categories and applications.

Who is affected?

Any product that uses Symantec Intelligence Services or Symantec WebFilter could be affected, specifically:

  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Advanced Secure Gateway
  • CacheFlow
  • Hybrid ProxySG and Web Security Service
  • Mach5
  • Malware Analysis
  • Management Center
  • PacketShaper
  • ProxySG
  • Reporter
  • Security Analytics
  • SSL Visibility
  • Symantec WebFilter Automation Tool
  • Threat Explorer
  • Web Isolation
  • Web Security Service

Resolution

Change Details

Please review the details of the changes in the attached document carefully and adjust your policy accordingly so your policies are aligned with the available categories and applications.

Attachments

1628874300896__Symantec Intelligence Services and WebFilter.pdf get_app