In the effort to continuously improve the accuracy of our Application classifications, the following characteristic and risk changes are planned for late April 2021. The rollout was postponed from the originally announced date.

  • Users who have configured existing characteristics and/or risk-based application filter policies should note the upcoming changes and plan accordingly
  • Reporting will also be affected - application traffic is reported according to the risk and characteristics in effect at the time the traffic was logged

Detailed information regarding Application and IPS release notes available here: https://docs.sophos.com/releasenotes/index.html 

Planned changes

Application Name

Characteristics

Risk

Existing

New

Existing

New

Microsoft Teams

  • Transfer files
  • Widely Used
  • Loss of productivity
  • Cloud Application
  • Transfer files
  • Widely Used
  • Cloud Application

Medium

Medium

GMX WebMail

  • Transfer files
  • Tunnels other apps
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Cloud Application
  • Transfer files
  • Loss of productivity
  • Cloud Application

High

Medium

Apt-Get Command

  • Excessive Bandwidth
  • Transfer files
  • Widely Used

Low

Very Low

MQTT

  • Transfer files
  • Widely Used
  • Loss of productivity
  • Transfer files
  • Widely Used

 

Medium

Medium

OCSP Protocol

  • Loss of productivity
  • Widely Used

Low

Very Low

Firefox Update

  • Excessive Bandwidth
  • Transfer files
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Widely Used
  • Widely Used

High

Very Low

LastPass

  • Vulnerabilities
  • Widely Used
  • Cloud Application
  • Widely Used
  • Cloud Application

High

Very Low

Anonymous