AV Profile - Alert action

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AV Profile - Alert action

L1 Bithead

Hello guys,


I have a question about the alert action in the AV profile.


- When I configure alert in AV action (threat already known), is traffic allowed or blocked?

- When I configure alert on WildFire action, is traffic allowed? or does it depend on the detection I do on the file?



I'm a bit confused, as I have traffic being allowed, when Wildfire's action is alert and it has detected files as malware.


Thank you!


Community Team Member

Hi @MauricioPerez ,


That is correct.  The alert action will log it for you but won't block it

alert — threat or URL detected but not blocked



Check out all the details of the different actions here: threat-log-fields 


Hope this helps !


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Thanks for your answer,


But it is not clear to me, if it does not block, alert action: allow traffic and generate an alert?

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