What does the Stealth Mode Web Browsing feature in Symantec Endpoint Protection do?
The Stealth Mode Web Browsing option in Symantec Endpoint Protection detects the HTTP traffic from a Web browser on any port and removes the following information: the browser name and version number, the operating system, and the reference Web page. It stops Web sites from knowing which operating system and browser the computer uses. It does not detect HTTPS (SSL) traffic. It strips information from the HTTP GET request; specifically from the HTTP_REFERER and HTTP_USER_AGENT tags.
Stealth mode Web browsing may cause some Web sites not to function properly. Some Web servers build a Web page that is based on information about the Web browser. Because this option removes the browser information, some Web pages may not appear properly or at all. Stealth mode Web browsing removes the browser signature, called the HTTP_USER_AGENT, from the HTTP request header and replaces it with a generic signature.
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