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This is a Building Block document

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Document type: Building Block Type Owner:

J.A.H. Schoonderbeek

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This Building Block Type belongs to Working Area Security & Support (SS). It serves to notify a person or a certain group of persons (designated its "users") of certain predefined events. These events can range from harmless ("you have a meeting in 15 minutes") to critical ("all servers down in datacenter one"), and can be triggered by very simple events (e.g. the level of free space on a hard drive falls below 5%) to very complex sets of conditions (e.g. when monitoring network traffic to detect hacking attempts). The action that's undertaken when an alert is triggered depends on the implementation, and can range from a simple graphical notification to an elaborate set of actions, all aimed to bring information on the alert to the users.


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