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Port Scan/Host Sweep settings...

L4 Transporter

What is everyone using for their Port Scan/Host Sweep settings in the Zone Protection profile?

Mine are at...

TCP Port Scan

5 secs

800 events

UDP Port Scan

5 secs

800 events

Host Sweep

2 secs

200 events

...I may have to fine tune it some more to lower the amount of "false readings".


L6 Presenter

This is a great question, but it is a question with no one-size-fits-all answer.

It might first be helpful to characterize your network traffic. Once you have some network traffic data you can start using that to tune your settings.

Your settings look perfectly reasonable if your assumptions are reasonable. Without knowing more about your network it's guessing game to look at your proposed settings and try and render judgement about their appropriateness.

Possibly there are some other readers out there with some good rules-of-thumb to share?


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