Why is there a "Match default rule, DROP" message in the Monitor Log? What does it mean?

Zyxel_Jeff Posts: 1,121  Zyxel Employee
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Background and Scenario:

When we navigate through the Monitor Log, we might find the log message "Match default rule, DROP." How is this log message generated?


The log message is generated by our default security policy. Its purpose is to drop unknown packets by our firewall in order to enhance your network security. An 'unknown packet' refers to traffic that does not comply with our current security policy rules, and as a result, it gets blocked by our firewall.