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Sushant's avatar
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Jun 13, 2021

DOS Profile automatic threshold

Hi ! Which threshold is more preferable for DOS profile deployment automatic or manual. I have set automatic as I simply couldn't decide on manual threshold rate. If I have set my threshold to be aut...
  • Erik_Novak's avatar
    Jun 14, 2021

    Depending on the mitigations you have selected (CAPTCHA, TCP reset, etc.) threshold calculations start between 2 hours and 24 hours after traffic processing begins. For TPS-based protections, thresholds get updated every hour. These are not final thresholds however, due to concerns about false positives related to the system not having enough data. Final thresholds are established between 24 hours and 7 days from the start and are the result of periodic updates every 12 hours. You should be safe to move to blocking after 7 days--and most likely within the first 48 hours.