Understanding the vGW Series Security Alerting Settings

This topic addresses how to configure Alert settings for e-mail and SNMP traps. It includes the following sections:

E-mail Alert Settings

You enable e-mail alerts by providing the mail relay server IP address and the source and destination e-mail addresses. The aggregation time is the gap between successive notifications.

You do not need to configure multiple e-mail recipients. However, you can create four custom e-mail alert tags that point to different e-mail aliases or individual e-mail accounts, or a combination of the two. You can specify these custom tags in the security policy editor.

To send both an e-mail alert and an SNMP trap on a single rule, you use the standard alert icon. In this case, only the e-mail addresses listed in the Recipients Addresses are used. That is, you can not use custom tags when you send e-mail and SNMP alerts.

SNMP Trap Settings

SNMP traps can be set via Version 1 or Version 2. You must enter the SNMP server address and community string. You can again set the aggregation time (the delay between successive events), if wanted.

AutoConfig and Multicast Alerts

By default, the vGW Series is configured to alert when autoconfig addresses are discovered (Settings screen -> Security Settings -> Alerting). No alert is automatically sent when Multicast is seen (though this can be enabled).

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