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severity (Security IDP IPS Rulebase)


Hierarchy Level


Set the rule severity levels in logging to support better organization and presentation of log records on the log server. You can use the default severity settings of the selected attack object, or choose a specific severity for your rule. The severity you configure in the rules overrides the inherited attack severity.


You can set the severity level to the following levels:

  • critical—2

  • info—3

  • major—4

  • minor—5

  • warning—7

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

security-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.2.