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Modifying the security profiles that come by default to drop. Hardware processing will rise at any given time?

Thank you


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi Marco!


Could you elaborate on what you'd like to know exactly ?


The default security profiles cannot be changed so you may be talking about something else.

In most situations changing the action on something (profiles, policies, ..) to drop, as opposed to allow, will lower hardware processing as you're now discarding something instead of applying inspection on the packets.

Tom Piens
PANgurus - SASE and Strata specialist; (co)managed services, VAR and consultancy

Yes, what I wanted to express was the change in the exceptions. If the security profiles on threats, default and stric, I clone and change signatures that come by default from alert to drop. Would hardware processing increase?

We can see that the signatures have by default to alert the traffic that matches these. If I change the action to drop in these and several more signatures, 98 more. Processing increases gradually?defaultCustom.PNGdropCustom.PNG

That makes drastically more sense. Your processing wouldn't increase but by the time it gets to threat processing you won't see that big of a decrease either. Anytime you actually drop something you'll actually save a little in processing as it doesn't continue the inspection process, a drop action will never increase processing load. 

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