Chapter 20Controlling File Transfer and Blocking the Spread of Malware

As a security professional, you might not want your users to download and open random files from the Internet. While you allow your users to visit certain websites, you might want to block their attempts to download files from the sites they visit or to upload files to external websites. Unsafe downloads can spread viruses, malware, exploit kits, and other dangers on your network, and they can make the entire network vulnerable to various types of attacks. Likewise, to comply with the policy of your organization, you might not want your users to upload any particular types of files to the Internet from your corporate network.

The Firepower system enables you to block the download ...

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