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High amount of traffic to exchange server

L3 Networker

We are seeing a high amount of traffic coming from outside public IPs to our exchange server. It's more than 2GB and sometimes more than 4GB of traffic. Initially, we blocked these IPs in firewall policy but every time after blocking the IPs, some more new public IPs keep coming with high traffic.

 

We are suspecting maybe it's some kind of attack because we don't see this high amount of traffic before. Need to investigate this to block the traffic if it's a kind of attack.

 

Is there any option to configure alerts to receive if anyone IPs utilizing more than 100MB of traffic?

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L4 Transporter

Have you tried to use DDOS policy that only alerts ?

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/8-1/pan-os-admin/zone-protection-and-dos-protection/dos-pro...

 

 

Also if needed enable addtional treat logs:

 

 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/blogs/pan-os-8-1-2-introduces-new-log-options/ba-p/217858

 

 

 

If it is layer 7 ddos you may need to do SSL inbound Decription and make custom signature about how to block the traffic based on common things in the HTTP requests of the attackers. This may help:

 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/automation-api-discussions/version-10-no-7-byte-limit-for-sinat...

 

Community Team Member

Hi @Mohammed_Yasin ,

 

You might want to look into Zone protection / Dos protection :

 

 

Cheers !

-Kiwi.

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