Antivirus Decoder Action

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Antivirus Decoder Action

L0 Member

I feel silly asking this - wouldn't you want a deny on any decoder where a virus is detected rather than allowing the traffic and just throwing an alert?


L7 Applicator

Hello mrsoldner,

As per my understanding, action is taken based on the different severity level of that virus. If that virus is having typically very little impact /or no impact on an organization's infrastructure. Then the action will be set to "alert".


L1 Bithead

Setting a block for viruses on smtp will cause the originating server to keep trying to relay the email until a timeout occurs. This could potentially cause a lot of unwanted traffic pointed at your smtp server that is getting blocked over and over by the firewall. That may still be preferred to allowing a virus in via smtp, but it's just something to be aware of.

Hello jtyler,

It's a good example. Smiley Happy


Is there somewhere that Virus severity is noted? 

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