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Cisco Security Agent by Chad Sullivan

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Using Application Classes

Application classes are very important components in the CSA Management Console (MC) management architecture. Application classes are groups of applications (executables) that are common in function. This section reviews how CSA rules work so that you may better understand how application classes are applied and how they relate to rules.

When you define a CSA rule, most likely you are creating it so that you can deny or allow an action that might attempt to take place. You also define how and where that rule should be applied. In some cases, you might want a particular rule to apply to every process running on the endpoint. An example of this is a rule that denies an endpoint the ability to use the Telnet (TCP/23) protocol ...

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