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You can view the threat protection rules in one of the following views:

  • Click Toggle Flat View to display a flat list of all the threat protection rules. In the flat view, each of the custom, system, and auto rules are listed separately.
  • Click Toggle Tree View to display only the category of threat protection rules. You can expand the category of rule to view individual rules listed in each category.

To view rules categories and individual rules in a specific ruleset version:

  1. Grid: From the Data Management tab, select the Security tab -> Threat Protection Rules tab. Member: From the Data Management tab, select the Security tab -> Members tab -> member link. Profile: From the Data Management tab, select the Security tab -> Profiles tab -> profile link.
  2. In the Grid Security or Member Security table, click the Version link and Grid Manager displays the threat protection rules by categories. The Category column lists all the category to which rules belong.
  3. To view individual rules listed in each category, expand the list by clicking the arrow beside the checkbox. You can view the following information for each rule:
    • Category: The category to which the rule belongs.
    • Order: The number that indicates the order in which the rule will be executed by the appliance. The rule order can change during a ruleset update.
    • Rule ID: The ID of the rule.
    • Rule Name: The name of the rule. This can contain up to 255 characters.
    • Type: The rule type. This can be Custom, System, or Auto. For more information about each rule type, see Understanding Threat Protection Rulesets and Rules.
    • Disabled: Displays whether the rule is disabled. A disabled rule does not perform any mitigation functions.
    • Comment: Comments that were entered for the rule. This can contain up to 255 characters.
    • Action: The operation that the appliance performs when the event occurs. This can be one of the following:
      • Alert: The appliance passes the packets and logs the event.
      • Drop: The appliance drops the packets and logs the event.
      • Pass: The appliance passes the packets but does not log the event.
    • Description: Description about the rule. This can contain up to 255 characters.
    • Rule Parameters: Displays the rule parameters that are configured for the rules and the corresponding values for the rule parameters.
    • Log Severity: Log severity level. This can be Critical, Major, Warning, or Informational.

You can also do the following in this panel:

  • Click the Action icon  and select one of the following actions for a rule category:
    • Enable All Rules in Category: Select this to enable all the rules in the selected category. For a Grid member, this action overrides the Grid rule settings.
    • Disable All Rules in Category: Select this to disable all rules in the selected category. For a Grid member, this action overrides the Grid rule settings.
    • Inherit Grid Rule Settings in Category: Select this to inherit Grid rule settings for the selected category. This appears only for member settings.
  • Modify some of the data in the rules table. Double click a row, and modify the data. Click Save to save the changes. Note that some fields are read-only.
  • Select the checkbox of a rule and click the Edit icon to modify the properties of the rule.
  • Select the checkbox of a custom rule and click the Delete icon to delete a custom rule.
  • Print or export the data.
  • Publish changes you make to the rules by clicking Publish Changes from the Toolbar. For more information, see Publishing Rule Updates.
  • Use filters and the Go to function to narrow down the list. With the autocomplete feature, you can just enter the first few characters of an object name in the Go to field and select the object from the possible matches.

    Note

    When you use the Go to function to search for specific rules, Grid Manager may return duplicates of the same rules due to the paging mechanism currently used for displaying information.

  • Create a quick filter to save frequently used filter criteria. For more information, see Using Quick Filters.

Using Quick Filters

You can use the following quick filters to filter threat protection rules in the Grid Rules panel. When you select a filter, Grid Manager displays only the specified rules. Using filters makes it easier to locate specific rules for editing, enabling, and disabling.

  • All Auto Generated Rules: This option shows all auto-generated rules defined in the Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection solution.
  • All Custom Rules: This option shows all whitelisting and blacklisting custom rules defined by NIOS users.
  • All System Rules: All protocol-specific rules associated with particular attack phenomena.
  • All Disabled Rules: This option shows all disabled rules.
  • All Enabled Rules: This option shows all enabled rules.

For more information about filters, see Using Filters.

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