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  • 1.  Customize security block durations - Cloud WAF

    Posted 05-02-2023 06:12

    You asked... We listened!

    Based on a lot of feedback we have received from customers, we are happy to announce the new security block durations customization option. Below is the release notes from April 30 (click here to see the whole note):

    Customize security block durations

    When creating or editing a custom rule, you can now customize the Block period, overriding the default of 10-minutes, for the following security actions: Block IP and Block Session.

    What changed: Previously, when Imperva blocked an IP or session, the block was released after 10 minutes. The new Block period option lets you enter a duration that overrides the default block duration and customize it to your needs:

    • Fixed: Define a specific duration for the security block (i.e., 1-1440 minutes). A prolonged blocking duration deters persistent attackers more efficiently.

    • Randomized: Define a time range for the security block (i.e., 1-1440 minutes). Imperva selects a random duration from the range for each security block to further deter and confuse attackers.

    Where it's located: In the Cloud Security Console, open the Rules page to create a new Security rule.

    For more details, see:


    Laura Beaulieu
    Program Manager, Customer Success

  • 2.  RE: Customize security block durations - Cloud WAF

    Posted 05-02-2023 06:15

    Thanks for posting this, Laura! This is great news for our Cloud WAF customers!

    Sarah Lamont
    Digital Community Manager