Take a Threat Packet Capture
To configure the firewall to take a packet capture (pcap) when it detects a threat, enable packet capture on Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, and Vulnerability Protection security profiles.
- Enable the packet capture option in the security
profile.Some security profiles allow you to define a single-packet capture, or extended-capture. If you choose extended-capture, define the capture length. This will allow the firewall to capture more packets to provide additional context related to the threat.If the action for a given threat is set to an action other than allow, the firewall captures only the packet(s) that match the threat signature.
- Select ObjectsSecurity Profiles and enable
the packet capture option for the supported profiles as follows:
If the profile has signature exceptions defined, click the Exceptions tab and in the Packet Capture column for a signature, set single-packet or extended-capture.
- Antivirus—Select a custom antivirus profile and in the Antivirus tab select the Packet Capture check box.
- Anti-Spyware—Select a custom Anti-Spyware profile, click the DNS Signatures tab and in the Packet Capture drop-down, select single-packet or extended-capture.
- Vulnerability Protection—Select a custom Vulnerability Protection profile and in the Rules tab, click Add to add a new rule, or select an existing rule. Set Packet Capture to single-packet or extended-capture.
- (Optional) If you selected extended-capture for
any of the profiles, define the extended packet capture length.
- Select DeviceSetupContent-ID and edit the Content-ID Settings.
- In the Extended Packet Capture Length (packets) section, specify the number of packets that the firewall will capture (range is 1-50; default is 5).
- Click OK.
- Select ObjectsSecurity Profiles and enable the packet capture option for the supported profiles as follows:
- Add the security profile (with packet capture enabled)
to a Security
- Select PoliciesSecurity and select a rule.
- Select the Actions tab.
- In the Profile Settings section, select a profile
that has packet capture enabled.For example, click the Antivirus drop-down and select a profile that has packet capture enabled.
- View/export the packet capture from the Threat logs.
- Select MonitorLogsThreat.
- In the log entry that you are interested in, click the green packet capture icon in the second column. View the packet capture directly or Export it to your system.
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