About alerts

Alerts rely on two things being in place. First, you must have an SMPT configured in output settings and secondly, you must have a group of users to receive email alerts set up in groups.

Alerts are generated when certain trigger conditions are met. Your Smoothwall contains a comprehensive set of incident alerting controls. Trigger conditions can be individual events, for example, an administrator login failure, or a series of events occurring over a certain time period, for example, a sustained high level of traffic over a five-minute period. Some alerts allow their trigger conditions to be edited to customize the alert sensitivity. Some situations are constantly monitored, such as those relating to critical failures, for example, UPS and power supply alerts. You can specify two-trigger conditions for some alerts – the first acts as a warning alert, and, in more critical circumstances, the second identifies the occurrence of an incident.

Instantaneous alerts

The Smoothwall Filter and Firewall queues alerts in two-minute intervals by default, and then distributes a merged notification of all alerts. You can configure your Smoothwall to process instantaneous alerts as soon as they were triggered. You can have them delivered via SMS or email. You can look up the content of a status that has been sent. This can be for instantaneous and standard alerts.

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