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timeout (Security Antivirus Fallback Options Sophos Engine)


Hierarchy Level


Scanning a complex file could consume resources and time. If the time it is taking to scan exceeds the timeout setting in the antivirus profile, the processing is terminated and the content is either passed or blocked without completing the virus checking. The decision is made based on the timeout fallback option.


  • block—Log the error and deny the traffic

  • log-and-permit—Log the error and permit the traffic

  • permit—Permit the traffic

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 11.1.

The [edit security utm default-configuration] hierarchy level is introduced in Junos OS Release 18.2R1.