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Hi All!

I'm responsible for Security Analysis at a Telecommunications company up in New England. We've recently deployed Palo Alto firewalls to all sites, and I am currently going through PDF Reports manually while we get Splunk installed.

One thing that confuses me is that occasionally, when doing a custom report, we get a traffic action I'm not familiar with. Typically we see 'alert' or 'drop all packets'. However, in one of our sites, we're seeing traffic labeled as 'reset-both' (image below, fifth line. This report is custom, created from the threat logs at this site).

Can someone explain what this action means in comparison to 'drop all packets'? Thanks!

-Travis Fitzgeraldpaquestion.bmp

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Reset-both: When selected as the action on the signature, the firewall will drop the packet and send a TCP reset to both client and server.  This action is available in vulnerability protection exceptions.

  Drop-all-Packets: When selected as the action on the signature, the firewall will drop every subsequent packet for that connection.  This action is available in vulnerability protection exceptions.

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L6 Presenter

Reset-both: When selected as the action on the signature, the firewall will drop the packet and send a TCP reset to both client and server.  This action is available in vulnerability protection exceptions.

  Drop-all-Packets: When selected as the action on the signature, the firewall will drop every subsequent packet for that connection.  This action is available in vulnerability protection exceptions.

Awesome, thanks. That's just what I needed.

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