Add Traffic Management Actions to a Policy

You can use Traffic Management Actions to control traffic handled by each policy. In each policy, you can configure two Traffic Management Actions:

Forward action

The Forward action applies to traffic that originates from IP addresses in the From list configured in the policy (the source) to IP addresses in the To list (the destination).

Reverse action

The Reverse action applies to traffic that originates from IP addresses in the To list configured in the policy (the destination) to IP addresses in the policy From list (the source).

If the Reverse action is a Per IP Address action, the action controls the bandwidth for traffic received per IP address in the From list. For example, in an FTP policy that handles traffic from Trusted to External, a Per IP Address action used as the Reverse action controls the FTP download speed for each source IP address on the Trusted network.

You can select a Forward action, a Reverse action, or both. If you configure a policy to use the same Traffic Management Action as the Forward and Reverse action, the bandwidth settings in the Traffic Management Action apply to the combined bandwidth of traffic in both directions.

To enable traffic Management in policies:

  1. Select Firewall > Traffic Management.
    The Traffic Management page appears.

Traffic Management page, showing policies and actions

  1. To set the Forward Traffic Management Action:
  1. To set the Reverse Traffic Management Action:
  1. Click Save.

You can also set theTraffic Management Actions when you edit a policy:

  1. Select Firewall > Firewall Policies.
  2. Add or edit a policy.
  3. Select the Traffic Management tab.

Screen shot of the Traffic Management tab in a policy.

  1. From the Forward Action (From > To) drop-down list, select an existing Traffic Management Action to use for forward traffic.
    Or, click Add to add a new Traffic Management Action for forward traffic.
    Or, click Edit to edit the selected Traffic Management Action.
    If you click Add or Edit, the Traffic Management Action Settings dialog box appears.

Screen shot of the Traffic Management Action Settings dialog box

For information about Traffic Management Action settings, see Define a Traffic Management Action in v11.9.

  1. From the Reverse Action (To > From) drop-down list, select an existing Traffic Management Action to use for reverse traffic.
    Or, click Add to add a new Traffic Management Action for reverse traffic.
    Or, click Edit to edit the selected Traffic Management Action.
    If you click Add or Edit, the Traffic Management Action Settings dialog box appears.
  2. Click Save.

When you use the same Traffic Management Action for multiple policies, the maximum and minimum bandwidth apply to traffic in the policies differently based on whether the action type is All Policies, Per Policy, or Per IP Address. For more information, see Define a Traffic Management Action in v11.9.

You can also set connection rate limits for a policy on the Advanced tab. For more information, see Set Connection Rate Limits.

See Also

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