Signature Policy in Anti Spyware Profile

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Signature Policy in Anti Spyware Profile

L1 Bithead

What does Signature policy in Anti Spyware do, and what  does "Default" in Action do.


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Thank you for posting question @rajumaharjan


The Anti-Spyware policy called: "default" comes automatically after you install Threat Prevention license and install the Application and Threat package. Not licensed Firewalls have this profile as well, however there is a message: "Threat Prevention License required for antivirus, anti-spyware, and vulnerability protection to function". The action default simply means that it will take default action based on signature. For example if signature has default action: (reset-both) it will send TCP RST to client and server. If the signature has default action: (alert) it will only make record in Threat log. You can see all the signature by going to: Exceptions and clicking on: show all signatures.




If you want to get more information about signature you can go to: then search for signature based on name, threat id,... From here you can see more information for example when and in what Threat package it was released.


Note: Unless you link the Anti-Spyware profile into: Security Profile Group and this group assign to security policy, it will not have any effect.


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L1 Bithead

Thank you for the reply, got the answer.

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