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

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Updated February 13, 2018


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


  • All SolarWinds products


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. 


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We recommend exempting SolarWinds from your security scan. 



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