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Add Policies to Your Configuration

When you add a policy, you select a policy template, which specifies whether the policy is a packet filter or proxy policy, and defines the ports and protocols the policy applies to.

To add a firewall or Mobile VPN policy, from Fireware Web UI:

  1. Select Firewall > Firewall Policies or Firewall > Mobile VPN IPSec Policies.
    The Policies page you selected appears.
  2. Click Add Policy.
  3. For a Mobile VPN policy, from the Select a group drop-down list, select an existing Mobile VPN group.
  4. Select a policy type:
    • Packet Filter
    • Proxies
    • Custom
  5. For a packet filter, from the adjacent drop-down list, select a policy template.
    For a proxy, from the adjacent drop-down list, select a proxy policy template, and from the second drop-down list, select a proxy action.
    For a custom policy, from the adjacent drop-down list, select a custom policy template or click Add to create a new custom policy template. For more information, see Create or Edit a Custom Policy Template
  6. Click Add Policy
  7. Define the name and settings for the policy.
  8. Click Save.

For more information about Mobile VPN Policies, see Configure Policies to Filter IPSec Mobile VPN Traffic.

To add a firewall or Mobile VPN policy from Policy Manager, select a policy template from the list. A policy template contains the policy name, a short description of the policy, and the protocol and port the policy applies to.

The Firebox includes a default definition for each policy included in the Firebox configuration file. The default definition consists of settings that are appropriate for most installations. However, you can modify them for your particular business purposes, or to include special policy properties such as Traffic Management actions and operating schedules.

After you add a policy to your configuration, you define rules to:

  • Set allowed traffic sources and destinations
  • Make filter rules
  • Enable or disable the policy
  • Configure properties such as Traffic Management, NAT, and logging

For more information on policy configuration, see About Policy Properties.

Use Policy Checker to Find a Policy

To determine how your Firebox manages traffic for a particular protocol between a source and destination you specify, you can use Policy Checker in Fireware Web UI.

For more information about Policy Checker, for Fireware Web UI see Use Policy Checker to Find a Policy and for Policy Manager, see Use Policy Checker to Find a Policy.

See Also

About Policies

About Proxy Actions

About Policy Manager

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