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.

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, create access rules for a policy, or configure policy-based routing, static NAT, or server load balancing. 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 XTM Device 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:

Proxy Settings

Proxy policies have predefined rulesets that provide a good balance of security and accessibility for most installations. If a default ruleset does not meet all of your business needs, you can add, delete, or modify rules.

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.

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See Also

About Policies

About Proxy Actions

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