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WSSNS Service Unavailable error message


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Web Security Service - WSS


Users received a popup message stating that the WSSNS Service Unavailable


If three successive attempts to contact the WSS Block Notification Service fail, a notification will be displayed to the user with the title "WSSNS Service Unavailable".  



  • Web Security Service
  • Notification Service
  • WSS Agent


Any further connections to the WSS Block Notification Service will not be attempted until a reconnection to WSS Service is made (Network Change, Restart, Manual Reconnect).

Make sure to allow connection to

If the issue persists, gather a Symdiag while reproducing the problem. Provide the output file to Support when opening a case via the Broadcom Support Portal

SymDiag Application For WSS Agent on Windows

Debugging Script for WSS Agent on Mac Systems