Tag: ProxySG

BlueCoat Proxy Splash Page For FireEye Integration

Hello again. If you are here, you are probably looking for some HowTo help on FireEye Integration With BlueCoat Proxy, or perhaps you have already completed that and are looking for a good splash page to use for FireEye blocks. Either way, I thank you for stopping by, and hope to be of some assistance…

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BlueCoat Proxy – Web URL Category Review / Best Practices

This page will attempt to assist you in building a Web URL Category review process, as well as provide best practice recommendations from BlueCoat and my own personal experience with BlueCoat. BlueCoat does not update their Web URL Categories very often, but it does happen about once every 12-18 months. In earlier times, they were…

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Word To Enterprises… Update Your Security Kit Regularly

Often times when I come to a company it is to bolster, revamp or help them re-evaluate their web security posture, with a focus on data exfiltration investigations and outbound web proxy is a great place to start. 90% of the time, when I finally gain access to the management console, I am greeted by…

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BlueCoat Proxy And The Need For SSL Decryption

Most organizations will deploy a BlueCoat Web Proxy solution, but not intercept HTTPS (TCP/443) traffic. This may be done for various reasons * Not yet having a PKI infrastructure to manage the SSL browser certificates * Perhaps the AD/GPO team doesn’t want to manage SSL certificate on the user PC * Security teams may be…

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BlueCoat Proxy – Log Injection For Rule Tracking

Unfortunately BlueCoat doesn’t have a nice and fancy log tracker type utility like CheckPoint has in Smart Tracker. Rules do not have numbers perse – but you can work around this by using some log injection smoke and mirror tricks. There are a few unused (or not very often used) log variables that can be…

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FireEye Integration With BlueCoat Proxy

This tutorial will assist you with integrating FireEye and BlueCoat a bit, by using a URL list populated by FireEye to use in the BlueCoat as another web filter. This filter can then be used in BlueCoat policy just like the BCWF, McAfee Smartfilter, etc…

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Blue Coat ProxySG – Splash Page Updates

In my previous blathering’s about BlueCoat splash pages, I always had used the variable $(cs-categories) to identify which BlueCoat WebFilter (BCWF) the requested URL was a child of. But this displays ALL the categories that a specific URL/site is a member of, not just the one that is the criteria for the block. In your…

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Blue Coat ProxySG – Issues Upgrading SGOS From 5.5.x.x to 6.2.x.x

Following an upgrade on an SG600-10, from 5.5.3.31 to 6.2.9.1, I encountered the errors below, and was unable to pass traffic thru the proxy using the BlueCoat WebFilter categories for “Allow”/”Deny”. As this specific ProxySG is a non-production device, there are very minimal users working with it, and the first I noticed of the issue,…

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FTP Client Authentication Syntax For BlueCoat ProxySG

In this example the syntax used is the “Checkpoint” method. FileZilla Open FileZilla Edit–>Settings…–>FTP–>FTP Proxy–>Click Custom–>Enter the syntax below: USER %u@%s@%h PASS %p@%w Fill in the following: Proxy Host – 123.123.123.123 Proxy User – NTID Proxy Pass – NTPass Click OK to get to the main screen again. Fill in the following: Host: – ftp.server-u-need-2-get-2.com…

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Blue Coat ProxySG – ICAP, deferred scanning, and data trickling

Recently I was digging into a BlueCoat ProxySG / ProxyAV setup for ICAP and noticed some things that had room for improvement. Not a major overhaul, but some things that were missed from the best practices guide that just so happened to be causing a bit of an issue. Below is part of the small…

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