Cisco Cloud Web Security provides protection from spyware and web viruses.
Cisco ScanCenter enables you to create approved lists of applications that will bypass spyware filtering and websites that will bypass web reputation filtering. By default, all incoming adware, spyware, and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are blocked. If, for some reason, an administrator requires a specific PUA to be permitted, it can be selected in an approved list. All PUAs are registered in the approved list when a download request is received.
All truly malicious code, such as viruses, worms, Trojans, back-doors, and key loggers are automatically blocked. Similarly, all known phishing exploits are automatically blocked by Cisco Cloud Web Security. The approved list applies to “grayware” which typically includes applications that hijack web browsing activities, redirect users to sponsored sites, monitor non-confidential browsing habits, create unwanted pop-up adverts, and so on.