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Using uberAgent for Firefox Monitoring? Action Is Needed!

  • by Dominik Britz
  • November 21, 2019

Mozilla is constantly working on improving the security of the Firefox browser and its add-ons. While this is good in general, a recent policy change comes with a catch for enterprises.

As of 2019-12-02, Mozilla enforces showing a consent dialog to users if an add-on collects information about visited URLs, even if the add-on was deployed through Group Policy. This was announced just a month ago.

That change forces us to publish a new version of the add-on which only enables data collection after consent has been declared. Please see the documentation for the uberAgent Firefox add-on for details on how to automatically declare consent.

Important: existing versions of the uberAgent Firefox add-on may be upgraded automatically. After an upgrade to version 2.6+ of the add-on, data collection will stop until consent has been declared.

About uberAgent

The uberAgent product family offers innovative digital employee experience monitoring and endpoint security analytics for Windows and macOS.

uberAgent UXM highlights include detailed information about boot and logon duration, application unresponsiveness detection, network reliability drill-downs, process startup duration, application usage metering, browser performance, web app metrics, and Citrix insights. All these varied aspects of system performance and reliability are smartly brought together in the Experience Score dashboard.

uberAgent ESA excels with a sophisticated Threat Detection Engine, endpoint security & compliance rating, the uAQL query language, detection of risky activity, DNS query monitoring, hash calculation, registry monitoring, and Authenticode signature verification. uberAgent ESA comes with Sysmon and Sigma rule converters, a graphical rule editor, and uses a simple yet powerful query language instead of XML.

About vast limits

vast limits GmbH is the company behind uberAgent, the innovative digital employee experience monitoring and endpoint security analytics product. vast limits’ customer list includes organizations from industries like finance, healthcare, professional services, and education, ranging from medium-sized businesses to global enterprises. vast limits’ network of qualified solution partners ensures best-in-class service and support anywhere in the world.


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