Policies enable you to control firewall operation by enforcing rules and automating actions. The firewall supports the following policy types:
- Network Address Translation (NAT) policies to translate addresses and ports. See to Policies > NAT.
- Quality of Service (QoS) policies to determine how traffic is classified for treatment when it passes through an interface with QoS enabled. See Policies > QoS.
- Policy-based forwarding policies to override the routing table and specify an egress interface for traffic. See Policies > Policy Based Forwarding.
- Decryption policies to specify traffic decryption for security policies. Each policy can specify the categories of URLs for the traffic you want to decrypt. SSH decryption is used to identify and control SSH tunneling in addition to SSH shell access. See Policies > Decryption.
- Tunnel Inspection policies to enforce Security, DoS Protection, and QoS policies on tunneled traffic, and to view tunnel activity. See Policies > Tunnel Inspection.
- Override policies to override the application definitions provided by the firewall. See Policies > Application Override.
- Authentication policies to define authentication for end users who access network resources. See Policies > Authentication.
- Denial of service (DoS) policies to protect against DoS attacks and take protective action in response to rule matches. See Policies > DoS Protection.
- Shared polices pushed from Panorama™ display in orange on the firewall web interface. You can edit these shared policies only on Panorama; you cannot edit them on the firewall.
- View Rulebase as Groups to view all the tag groups used in a rulebase. In rule bases with many rules, viewing the rulebase as groups simplifies the display by presenting the tags, color code, and the number of rules in each group while preserving the established rule hierarchy.
Policies The following topics describe firewall policy types, how to move or clone policies, and describes policy settings: Policy Types Move or Clone a Policy ...
Create a Decryption Policy Rule
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Defining Policies on Panorama
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Review Best Practice Policy Configuration Adoption
Use the Best Practice Assessment (BPA) tool to check your policy (security, decryption, DoS, etc.) configuration to identify weaknesses you can improve. ...
Create User-to-Data-Center Decryption Policy Rules
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Provide Granular Access to the Policy Tab
Provide Granular Access to the Policy Tab If you enable the Policy option in the Admin Role profile, you can then enable, disable, or provide ...
Decryption Options Tab
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Deploy Data Center Best Practices
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