Key elements of the Advanced Threat Defense rule set

The key elements of the Advanced Threat Defense rule set deal with important elements of the process that performs additional scanning of web objects.

Enable Advanced Threat Defense for These Supported Media Types

Key element for selecting web objects that are eligible for additional scanning by Advanced Threat Defense.

Table 1: Enable Advanced Threat Defense for These Supported Media Types
Option Definition
Media types to insert

Clicking Edit opens a window to let you edit the Advanced Threat Defense Supported Media Types list that is used by a rule.

Only web objects that belong to media types on this list will additionally be scanned by Advanced Threat Defense if also the other criteria are met.

You can add, modify, and remove entries on the list.

Gateway Anti-Malware Settings

Key element for configuring the scanning by the Anti-Malware module before the additional scanning by Advanced Threat Defense.

Table 2: Gateway Anti-Malware Settings
Option Definition
Settings

Clicking Edit opens a window to let you edit the settings for the Anti-Malware module when it runs with the module components that are usually available on Web Gateway.

This scanning is performed before any scanning by Advanced Threat Defense. Depending on the result of this scanning, additional scanning by Advanced Threat Defense is performed or not.

Gateway Advanced Threat Defense Settings

Key element for configuring additional scanning by Advanced Threat Defense.

Table 3: Bypass scanning for these agents and hosts
Option Definition
Settings

Clicking Edit opens a window to let you edit the settings for the Anti-Malware module on Web Gateway when the scanning is actually performed by Advanced Threat Defense.