Zone protection profiles disadvantage or drawback

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Zone protection profiles disadvantage or drawback

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Hi All


Can anyone tell me the Zone protection profiles disadvantage or drawback


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


The only thing I can think of is if you change the default settings to be too sensitive. The other thing is if you set this and use the block-ip option, you could cause issues that way. However I always enable it with default settings and watch the threat logs to see what is happening. Then after a few weeks I might lower the default settings, but never more than half. Its actually in the STIG settings to have zone protection on all zones.



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


As @OtakarKlier alluded to, there's a lot of advantages and it's something that should be enabled. There's just a few things that you need to think through while enabling it. 


I highly recommend using the Alert thresholds to dial in your thresholds before lowing the activate and maximum values for flood protection. Things like the max-concurrent-limit for sessions will require you to do a bit of legwork before changing/enabling the limit, as there is no alert functionality for that. Reconnaissance protection can be dialed in with the alert action before you change the action values. 

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