FAQ: What is an “Alarm” and a “Drop”?

While in IDS (Intrusion Detection System) mode, the Garnet Shield™ sensor watches traffic and sets off an “Alarm” if an event with severity 1, 2 or 3 is detected.

While in IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) mode, Garnet Shield “Drops” or blocks activity by the attacker based on severity and thresholds determined cooperatively by the Garnet Shield team and the client.

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