Manage Global BIOC Rules

From the
management console you can update and copy BIOC rules, and add rule exceptions.
checks for the latest update of global BIOC rules. If there are no new global BIOC rules, the app displays a content status of
Content up to date
next to the BIOC rules table heading. A dot to the left of the rule name indicates a global BIOC rule.
You can also view the optional
field to see which rules are pushed by Palo Alto Networks.
  • Get the latest global BIOC rules.
    1. Navigate to
      Detection & Threat Intel
      Detection Rules
    2. To view the content details, hover over the status
      Content up to date
      , to show the global rules version number and last check date.
      The content status displays the date when the content was last updated, either automatically or manually by an administrator.
    3. If the status displays Could not check update, click the status to check for updates manually.
      The last updated date changes when the download is successful.
  • You cannot directly modify a global rule, but you can copy global rules as a template to create new rules.
    1. Locate a Palo Alto Networks
      type rule, right-click and select
      Save as New
    2. Select
      to save the rule.
      The rule appears in the BIOC Rules table as a user-defined
      type rule which you can edit.
  • Although you cannot edit global rules, you can add exceptions to the rule, if needed.

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