Data protection operation fails because of application firewall

Description

When you try to perform any data protection operation on a database, the operation might fail because of an application firewall, for example f5.

Error message

ERROR SMCore_197 PID=[2548] TID=[135] Exception in method: InvokeXML. System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive.

Corrective action

You should set the time out value of the application firewall to 3 hours or more.