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Blocking/Logging C&C IP connection in Apex One

    • Updated:
    • 2 Aug 2021
    • Product/Version:
    • OfficeScan 11.0
    • OfficeScan 11.0
    • OfficeScan XG
    • OfficeScan XG.All
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Summary

The Apex One agent can block/log the C&C connection through URL and IP address. The C&C URL is blocked/logged by Web Reputation Service and the C&C IP relies on Suspicious Connection Service. This article shows the detailed configuration for Suspicious Connection Service.

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To configure Suspicious Connection Service to block/log the C&C IP address:

  1. On the Apex One web console, go to Agents > Agent Management.
  2. Navigate to Settings and click Additional Service Settings.
  3. Under Suspicious Connection Service, tick Windows desktops or Windows Server platforms.

    Suspicious Connection Service

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  4. Go to Settings and click Suspicious Connection Settings.
  5. Tick Detect network connections made to addresses in the Global C&C IP list. For Apex One or newer, then select Log only or Block from the dropdown options.

    Suspicious Connection Settings

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  6. Click Save.
  7. Test the connection to the C&C IP address. In Block mode, the alert will pop up and the log can be found under Suspicious Connection.

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