We also have a mobile factory that can pave a lane of the highway at about 10 miles per hour. It's actually pretty impressive.
I remember seeing a documentary about it when I was a kid: https://youtu.be/LWcvEB6NYpA?t...
Turning off any alerts goes against the grain, but as y'all have pointed out, as long as the defenses are in place then stuff bouncing off the walls doesn't really warrant concern.
To those that suggested filtering the alert messages, I have considered that, but I don't currently have any means of filtering based on anything but the mail headers, and the originating address only appears in the body. Still, I may look a little further if I start to twitch because I'm "missing" alerts.
To those that pointed out that the UTM ought to be filtering before detecting, yeah, I get that too, and in fact I have raised it with Sophos, but unfortunately as a non-paying Home Use customer, my voice doesn't carry a lot of weight. I do get that I could probably cobble something together using Open Source and a bunch of cryptic incantations, but frankly, I do enough low-level stuff in my day job - when I get home, I just want to enjoy my internet connection, not spend hours maintaining it. But thanks for the suggestions.
So in summary, I guess it's time to turn off the notifications, stick my virtual fingers in my ears, and start chanting Merry Christmas. Cheers!
Doesn't mean it's okay for someone to keep ringing it all day...
Thank you - my point precisely.
It's not a firewall appliance, it's a program that runs on his Windows PC.
Comprehension FAIL. UTM9 is a software firewall on a dedicated box. It's exactly the same software stack as their hardware appliances - the only difference is that the customer supplies the hardware.
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