Reconnaissance Protection tresholds

L0 Member

Reconnaissance Protection tresholds

Hello there,


I am in the process of configuring our reconnaissance protection profile and need some advice on best practices for interval and tresholds (events). I have been searching through the docs and can't find recommended settings for the below interval and threshold. 


- TCP Port Scan

- Host Sweep

- UDP Port Scan


I currently set 2 seconds for interval and 10 events for treshold.  Wondering what is the best practice here.


Device:  PA 850

OS: 8.0.18



L2 Linker

im in the same boat, but cant see much out there for best practises. I noticed we still get port scanned a bit so keen to try and minimise this as much as possible

L5 Sessionator

There is no best practice as such for this configuration.  It depends on how you want to configure it in order to take actions on such events. You can keep as default and initially keep action as 'alert' to check if those thresholds are getting hits in real time.


- Mayur

L2 Linker

thanks Mayur that is the same conclusion i came to so i have just been tweaking it in recent weeks

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