Email Notifications

The appliance can send notifications about system health events such as low disk space or a power supply failure. It can also send scheduled reports containing appliance traffic data, malware analysis data and notifications triggered by malware alerts. There are different methods of notifications and these need to be configured separately but follow a similar process. We’ll start by looking at email notifications.

The first step is to configure the mail server. As the appliance does not use authentication for a mail account there is an expectation of either port 25 or SMTP communication or the email server needs to be set up to accept mail ‘for relay’ without authentication from a set IP address. On the email configuration screen enter the details of the SMTP server and the port. The default port is 25. A simple return address like do not reply and although not required, the domain. Once the mail servers configured the email recipients need to be added who will want to receive the mail from the network security server.

Clicking the ad email recipient button will open a forum window prompting for the email address. Once completed filtering of the type of messages is simple by checking or unchecking fail, detail, or report. If you make any change to the default then click the update button to store the changes.

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