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Configuring general alert options
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
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Web protection software can notify administrators of various kinds of system events, as well as Internet usage or suspicious activity that exceeds defined thresholds
Use the Settings > Alerts > Enable Alerts page to specify flood control settings, and to enable and configure one or more alerting notification methods. After enabling alerting on this page, use the other pages in the Settings > Alerts section to specify which alerts you want to receive.
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Under Alert Limits per 24 Hours, enter a number to specify the Maximum daily alerts per type to be generated for each category usage, protocol usage, and suspicious activity alert.
For example, you might configure a category usage alert to be sent every 5 times (threshold) someone requests a site in the Sports category. Depending on the number of users and their Internet use patterns, that could generate hundreds of alerts each day.
If the maximum daily alerts per type is 10, administrators would receive alerts about the first 50 requests for Sports sites on a specific day (5 requests per alert multiplied by 10 alerts), but no alerts for subsequent requests for the category on the same day.
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Mark Enable email alerts to deliver alerts and notifications by email. Then, configure these email settings.
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Mark Enable SNMP alerts to deliver alert messages through an SNMP Trap system installed in your network. Then, provide information about your SNMP Trap system.
When your software sends an SNMP alert, the following fields may be populated in the SNMP trap:
 
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When you are finished, click OK to cache your changes. Changes are not implemented until you click Save and Deploy.

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