About Default Packet Handling Options

When your XTM device receives a packet, it examines the source and destination for the packet. It looks at the IP address and the port number. The device also monitors the packets to look for patterns that can show your network is at risk. This process is called default packet handling.

Default packet handling can:

Most default packet handling options are enabled in the default XTM device configuration. You can use Fireware XTM Web UI to change the thresholds at which the XTM device takes action. You can also change the options selected for default packet handling.

The default packet handling options related to IPSec, IKE, ICMP, SYN, and UDP flood attacks apply to both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic. All other options apply only to IPv4 traffic.

Configure Default Packet Handling

  1. Select Firewall > Default Packet Handling.
    The Default Packet Handling page appears.

Screen shot of the Default Packet Handling page

  1. Select the check boxes for the traffic patterns you want to take action against, as explained in these topics:

For more information, see About SNMP.

See Also

About Blocked Sites

About Blocked Ports

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