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Enabling Meerkat in OfficeScan (OSCE) 11.0

    • Updated:
    • 16 Dec 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • OfficeScan 11.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2003 Datacenter 64-bit
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2003 Server R2
    • Windows 2003 Standard
    • Windows 2003 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows 2008 Datacenter 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server Core
    • Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2008 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Web Server Edition
    • Windows 2008 Web Server Edition 64-bit
    • Windows 2012 Datacenter R2
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise
    • Windows 2012 Server Essential R2
    • Windows 2012 Server Essentials
    • Windows 2012 Standard
    • Windows 2012 Standard R2
    • Windows 2012 Web Server Edition
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Windows 8 32-bit
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Windows XP Home
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Windows XP Professional 64-bit
Summary

Meerkat is a detection improvement to prevent 0-day attacks. This feature leverages Behavior Monitoring and Web Reputation, thus both must be enabled for Meerkat Blocking to function properly.

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Before enabling Meerkat

  1. Enable AEGIS (TMBMSRV.exe) to monitor the process launch.
    1. Go to Agents > Agent Management.
    2. Go to the Agents tree > Settings > Additional service settings.
    3. Enable Unauthorized Change Prevention Service.
    4. Click Save.
  2. Enable Web Reputation (tmproxy.exe) to monitor the file download and the agent will save the records in C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan client\EventsDB.
    1. Go to Agents > Agent Management.
    2. Go to the Agents tree > Settings > Web Reputation Settings.
    3. Enable Web Reputation policy.
    4. Click Save.
  3. The OfficeScan agent should be able to connect to the internet.
    The OfficeScan agent will check the prevalence value in the Trend Micro Census Server. A value greater than 10 means that the program is popular and the message will not be displayed.

Enabling Meerkat on desktop platform

  1. Go to Agents > Global Agent Settings.
  2. Under Behavior Monitoring Settings, select Prompt users before executing newly encountered programs downloaded through HTTP or email application.
  3. Click Save.

Enabling Meerkat on server platform

By default, you cannot activate the Meerkat feature on the server platform using the console.

To activate this feature on the server:

  1. In the OfficeScan installation directory, go to the \PCCSRV folder and open the ofcscan.ini file.
  2. Manually add the following registry key under [Global Setting]:

    EnableMeerkatServerDetection=1

  3. Save the changes and close the file.
  4. Open the OfficeScan server console.
  5. Go to the Agents > Global Agent Settings.
  6. Click Save to deploy the setting to all agents.
  7. Open the OfficeScan agent registry which is the Windows server platform. Windows server platform will create the key “EnableMeerkatServerDetection=1” under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\{Wow6432Node}\TrendMicro\PC- cillinNTCorp\CurrentVersion\Misc.

Meerkat is now enabled successfully.

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Category:
Configure
Solution Id:
1103392
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