Using Cisco Firepower to block TikTok

The media was buzzing with word that the US Army has banned the use of the video sharing app TikTok over security concerns.

A quick check of the Cisco Firepower Application Detector Reference (aka VDB) database shows that the system can natively detect the application, so blocking it is straightforward.

Blocking TikTok with Cisco Firepower using the Firepower Device Manager (FDM)

  1. Create or Modify an Access Rule with a “Block” action
access rule

2. On the Application tab, enter “TickTok” in the search field, and select it.

ProTip: While you’re here add any other applications you’d like to block.


3. Enable connection logging


4. Sip Tea.

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