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About Policy Properties

Each policy type has a default definition, which consists of settings that are appropriate for most organizations. However, you can modify policy settings for your particular business purposes, or add other settings such as traffic management and operating schedules.

Mobile VPN policies are created and operate in the same way as firewall policies. You must, however, specify a Mobile VPN group for the policy.

Policy Properties in Fireware Web UI

When you add a new policy to your configuration, the Firewall Polices / Add Firewall Policy page automatically appears after you select the policy type and click Add Policy. To set properties for an existing policy, on the Firewall Policies page, double-click the policy to open the Firewall Polices / Edit page.

Settings Tab

On the Settings tab, you can set basic information about a policy, such as whether it allows or denies traffic and set access rules that define the source and destination of traffic the policy handles. You can also configure policy-based routing, static NAT, bandwidth and time quotas, or server load balancing. In Fireware Web UI, the Settings tab also shows the port and protocol for the policy, as well as an optional description of the policy. You can use the settings on this tab to set logging, notification, automatic blocking, and timeout preferences.

Application Control Tab

On the Application Control tab, you can select the Application Control action for the policy. You can also create a new Application Control action. For more information about Application Control actions in policies, see Enable Application Control in a Policy.

Traffic Management Tab

On the Traffic Management tab, you can select the Traffic Management action for the policy. You can also create a new Traffic Management action. For more information about Traffic Management actions, see Define a Traffic Management Action in v11.8.x and Lower and Add a Traffic Management Action to a Policy.

To apply a Traffic Management action in a policy:

  1. Select the Traffic Management tab.
  2. From the Traffic Management Action drop-down list, select a Traffic Management action.
    Or, to create a new Traffic Management action, select Create new and configure the settings as described in the topic Define a Traffic Management Action in v11.8.x and Lower.
  3. Click Save.

Scheduling Tab

On the Scheduling tab, you can specify an operating schedule for the policy. You can select an existing schedule or create a new schedule.

  1. Select the Scheduling tab.
  2. From the Schedule Action drop-down list, select a schedule.
    Or, to create a new schedule, select Create New and configure the settings as described in the topics Create Schedules for Firebox Actions and Set an Operating Schedule.
  3. Click Save.

Advanced Tab

The Advanced tab includes settings for NAT, QoS, multi-WAN, Connection Rate, and ICMP options.

For more information on the options for this tab, see:

Each proxy policy has connection-specific settings that you can customize. To modify the settings and rulesets for a proxy action from the proxy configuration, select the Proxy Action tab, and configure the settings for the proxy action.

For more information, see About Rules and Rulesets and the About topic for the specific proxy type.

Policy Properties in Policy Manager

When you add a new policy to your configuration, the New Policy Properties dialog box automatically appears for you to set policy properties. To set properties for an existing policy, in Policy Manager, double-click a policy to open the Edit Policy Properties dialog box.

Policy Tab

Use the Policy tab to set basic information about a policy, such as whether it allows or denies traffic. You can use the Policy tab settings to create access rules that define the source and destination of traffic the policy handles. You can also configure policy-based routing, bandwidth and time quotas, static NAT, or server load balancing. For proxy policies and Application Layer Gateways (ALGs), you can also select and configure proxy actions on this tab.

For more information on the options for this tab, see the following topics:

Properties Tab

The Properties tab shows the port and protocol for the policy, as well as an optional description of the policy. You can use the settings on this tab to set logging, notification, automatic blocking, and timeout preferences. You can also apply Policy Tags to the policy.

For more information on the options for this tab, see the following topics:

Advanced Tab

The Advanced tab includes settings for NAT and Traffic Management (QoS), Connection Rate, as well as multi-WAN and ICMP options. You can also set an operating schedule for a policy and apply traffic management actions.

For more information on the options for this tab, see the following topics:

To modify the settings and rulesets for a proxy action from the policy configuration, on the Policy tab, to the right of the Proxy action drop-down list, click the View/Edit Proxy icon and select a category of settings.

For more information, see About Rules and Rulesets and the About topic for the specific proxy type.

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See Also

About Policies

About Proxy Actions

About Policy Manager

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