PIX_515 software v 8.0 web msn blocking?

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Dec 7th, 2007

how to block web msn? I coould able to block the normal msn with im inspection. but how to block web msn? can you give me the code please ?

I have this problem too.
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husycisco Fri, 12/07/2007 - 01:58


Since you can block web msn by blocking signatures, and Cisco firewalls are not application layer devices, this is not possible with Cisco firewall alone.

blackswans Fri, 12/07/2007 - 03:51

no its possible. if you look at service polic you will see them. but I dont know how.

kevin.jones1 Fri, 12/07/2007 - 06:22

You can do this easily with Checkpoint

SmartDefense which is integrated into

Checkpoint firewall. It's so easy even

cavemen can do it.

blackswans Fri, 12/07/2007 - 14:59

thanks but as you can understand I am asking for pix configuration...

kevin.jones1 Sat, 12/08/2007 - 07:58

I work with both Checkpoint and Cisco Pix, and

what you're asking can not be done with Cisco

Pix. Pix lacks the plugg-in module for these

features. Checkpoint can take care of this

via SmartDefense. Perhaps this can be done

with ASA with an IPS plugg-in module.

kamran.cisco Mon, 12/10/2007 - 03:17

as i think we can block web messenger with the help of url filtering server like websense or smartfilter i have tested in smartfilter block whole category of instant messenger this will work both pix and asa 7.2 version



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