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Rules

Add / Edit Policy Ruleset Rules

  1. Navigate to Manage -> Security Policies -> Rule Sets
  2. Click the Policy Ruleset name to view the Policy Ruleset
  3. Click Add Rule to add a new Rule or select an existing Rule and click Edit
  4. Specify or modify the following Rule information:

    Parameter Deonticity Description
    Name Required A friendly and unique name used to reference the Rule
    Description Optional A brief description of the Rule
    Type Required The Rule type (Forwarding, ReverseProxy, ForwardProxy)
    Service Required The Service Object used to determine the protocols and ports for which the Rule will apply
    Source Required The Address Object used to determine the resources for which the Rule will apply
    Destination Required The Address Object used to determine the destination resources for which the Rule will apply. For ReverseProxy Rule type, the destination is always the Valtix Gateway. For ForwardProxy Rule types, the destination is always any.
    Target Required The Address Object used to specify the destination for which the Valtix Gateway will establish a Gateway to Server connection. Applies only to ReverseProxy Rule types.
    Action Required The Action to take when traffic matches the Rule's Source, Destination, and Service configuration. The Action defines whether the traffic should be allowed or denied, and whether the traffic should be logged or not logged in Events. Traffic is always logged in Traffic Summary, no matter whether the Action is set to Log or No Log. For traffic that is allowed by the Rule, the advanced security profiles will then be evaluated (AV, DLP, FQDN, IPS, MIP, URL, WAF). Each advanced security profile has its own Action that will either use or override this Action.
    Network Intrusion Optional The Network Intrusion (IPS) profile to be used for advanced security. Applies to all Rule types.
    Antivirus Optional The Antivirus (AV) profile to be used for advanced security. Applies to all Rule types.
    Data Loss Prevention Optional The Data Loss Prevention (DLP) profile to be used for advanced security. Applies only to ForwardProxy Rule types.
    URL Filtering Optional The URL Filtering (URL) profile to be used for advanced security. Applies only to ForwardProxy and ReverseProxy Rule types.
    FQDN Filtering Optional The FQDN Filtering (FQDN) profile to be used for advanced security. Applies to all Rule types.
    Web Protection Optional The Web Protection (WAF) profile to be used for advanced security. Applies only to ReverseProxy Rule types.
    Malicious IPs Optional The Malicious IPs (MIP) profile to be used for advanced security. Applies to all Rule types.
    PCAP Optional Whether packet capture is enabled or disabled for the Rule. Whenever traffic matches a Rule with PCAP enabled, a packet capture of the session traffic will occur and the PCAP will be stored in the location specified by the PCAP profile. The PCAP profile is configured on the Valtix Gateway.
  5. After specifying the configuration for the Rule, click Save

  6. Continue adding more rules. Once all desired Rules have been added, click Save Changes. You will be presented with a before and after view of all changes made to the Ruleset. If satisfied with your changes, click Save. If you need to make further changes, click Cancel to return to editing your Ruleset.

Edit, Clone, Delete, or Disable Rules

To Edit, Clone, Delete, or Disable a Rule, check the box for one and only one Rule and then click the button for the desired action. Remember to click Save after modifying the Rule to apply any changes made. This save action will only save the changes to the individual Rule. It will not save the Policy Ruleset as a whole. You must further click Save Changes to apply the Rule changes to the Policy Ruleset. You will be presented with a before and after view of all changes made to the Ruleset. If satisfied with your changes, click Save. If you need to make further changes, click Cancel to return to editing your Ruleset.