Threat been dropped and yet allowed on the next try?

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L2 Linker

Threat been dropped and yet allowed on the next try?

Hi all.  I am reviewing the "Threat" section on the Palo Alto firewall and I noticed some weird thing, perhaps it is normal, but I can't tell, thus this thread.  There are couple of threat in the "Critical" category indicated with the "dropped" action.  Yet when I opened the threat to see the details, I am seeing two timestamp for this event and each of the timestamp carries a different action.  For example, a timestamp at 4:00AM marked with a "dropped" action (type is "vulnerability), yet another timestamp at 4:01AM for the same threat (type is "end") would marked with an "allow" action.  Is this treat being blocked or it is allowed?  Little bit confuse here.  Thank you. 

L3 Networker

Re: Threat been dropped and yet allowed on the next try?

This is actually common. The end type log is the traffic log indicating the traffic matched an allow policy . If you Look at the security policy it will break down from left to right with each field as an AND condition up to the action field which is allow or deny. After determining if the traffic is allowed it applies the threat profiles which generate an action in the threat logs in this case "dropped" In the threat log details you are seeing the associated traffic log which had the allow action which only indicates the traffic matched an allow policy.
L2 Linker

Re: Threat been dropped and yet allowed on the next try?

Great.  Thank you for the explanation.  That make me feel relief a bit ^0^. 

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