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    Default Whats the difference between Threat Prevention and Web Filter

    I am having a difficult time differentiating between the two. With web filter, I can be more granular with blocks, while with TP, It's more like Internet Explorer security settings.

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    Web Filter deals in HTTP and HTTPs, it has features specific to these protocols.

    Threat Prevention deals in... everything...

    Though I can see why it's a bit confusing because they use the same reputation engine, but the former as you've seen is far more granular.
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    Thank you. So should I enable both or just one or the other? I get the point about the threat prevention also blocking non-web events which is potentially valuable. From reading the wiki, it looks like when you have TP, it works with the WF, so maybe having both enabled is important. Not sure what kind of firewall performance/overhead hit that creates though.

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    I'd use both if possible. But the CDN sensitivity on TP has forced me to turn it off for now. I've got too much going on to argue with new toys at the moment.

    But you'd certainly want both running ideally, there's no reason to use one vs the other, they aren't replacements they are compliments.
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