When Validity detects a security compromise of a Certified IP address, the IP address is suspended and temporarily loses benefits of the Certification program. Only after the security compromise is remediated and compliance thresholds are met is the suspension lifted and Certification benefits restored.
Even though a security suspension has been lifted, the IP address may remain suspended due to non-compliance with Certification performance thresholds. The time it takes for performance metrics to normalize varies depending on the scale of the compromise. Severe security compromises may take 30 days or more for performance metrics to return to compliance with Certification thresholds. Only when Certification thresholds are met will Certification benefits be restored.