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I just set up a network for a small office environment and was asked by the team lead to turn off the router's Port Scan detection and DoS Protection features. Could anyone weigh in on whether or not I should disable these two settings?

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Port scan is An attack that sends client requests to a range of TCP port addresses on a host, with the goal of finding an active port and exploiting a known vulnerability of that service.

The Disable Port Scan and DoS Protection feature can be enabled or disabled in the NETGEAR router GUI.

If the Respond to Ping on Internet port checkbox is enabled on the router's WAN screen, it allows the WAN IP address to be pinged by anyone from the external network, which makes it easy for hackers to find and possibly attack your network.

By default, the router uses port scan and DoS protection (it is enabled) to help guard a network against those attacks that inhibit or stop network availability. If someone selects the Disable Port Scan and DoS Protection checkbox on the WAN screen, that disables the protection.

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by Univa 2 years ago 🕓 Posted at 26 May, 2019 11:16 AM PDT


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