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Risk level indicators

There are currently two consoles within FortiView that display the Risk associated with the console: Applications and Cloud Applications. Each application pose different levels of risk to the network, represented by a colour code.

The following table identifies each risk level, from least to most severe:

Indicator Risk Description
Risk Level 1
These applications have little to no risk level, with no assigned risk definition. Application file-sharing may result in data leakage, which would be a typical example of a low level risk.

An example application would be the Google toolbar, or Dropbox.
Risk Level 2
These applications have an elevated risk level and typically use excessive bandwidth. High bandwidth consumption can lead to increased operational costs.

An example application would be Bittorrent.
Risk Level 3
These applications have a low risk level and are typically evasive.

Evasive applications can lead to compliance risks, and could include applications such as JustinTV and GlypeProxy.
Risk Level 4
These applications have a high risk level, and are defined as using both excessive and evasive bandwidth.

Example applications would be AutoHideIP and PandoraTV.
Risk Level 5
Applications that have a high risk level are prone to malware or vulnerabilities that can introduce business continuity risks.