1.4 Basic security rule

After installation, successful license activation and basic configuration MetaDefender ICAP Server is ready to be used.

However, MetaDefender ICAP Server blocks all requests by default. To allow web traffic some basic security rule configuration is needed.

The basic security rules created in this chapter may be too permissive and may not be suitable for production deployments.

Prerequisites

The following information is needed to create the basic security rules:

  1. MetaDefender Core type server profile containing the Core (see 1.3 Creating MetaDefender Core server profile)

Configuration

To allow web traffic go to Policy > Security rules and create the following basic security rule.

In the examples below we assume that

  • The Core server is configured in the MetaDefender Core type serve profile CoreProfile.

Properties not listed in the table below may be left on their default values (if they have, e.g. settings on ACTIONS or ADVANCED tabs) or filled according to the organizational policies (e.g. USE TLS).

Tab

SCAN

Field

METADefeNDER CORE

Value

MetaDefender Core type server profile containing the Core

Examples

CoreProfile

For details about security rules in MetaDefender ICAP Server see 4.2 Security rules.