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SolarWinds is detected as the source of a Denial of Service attack

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Updated February 13, 2018

Overview

This article provides information about why SolarWinds might be identified by security tools as the source of Denial of Service attack.

Environment

  • All SolarWinds products

Detail

SolarWinds is commonly identified as the source of a Denial of Service attack. This happens because SolarWinds polls information using ICMP, SNMP, and WMI. It collects information every 2 minutes by default. Another reason is that SolarWinds uses fast polling if it did not receive information from a monitored node or a node does not reply to a SolarWinds request. 

 

For more information, see this article:

https://thwack.solarwinds.com/thread/41933

 

Recommendation: 

We recommend exempting SolarWinds from your security scan. 

 

 

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