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About the <IPS-Profile-Name> / Rules Page

To access this page, select Configure > IPS > IPS Profiles > IPS-Profile-Name.

Use the IPS-Profile-Name / Rules page to manage intrusion prevention system (IPS) rules and exempt rules. IPS profiles can be associated with IPS or exempt rules and deployed on a device by associating the IPS profile with a firewall policy intent and deploying the firewall policy on the device.

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Field Descriptions

Table 228 describes the field on the IPS-Profile-Name / Rules page.

Table 228: Fields on the <IPS-Profile-Name> / Rules Page




Name of the IPS rule or exempt rule.

IPS Signatures

Displays the IPS signatures associated with the IPS rule or exempt rule. If there is more than one signature associated with the rule, the number of additional signatures is displayed. Mouse over the number to view the full list of signatures.

IPS Action

  • For IPS rules, displays the action to be taken when the rule is matched.

  • For exempt rules, displays Not Applicable because exempt rules are not associated with an action.

Additional Actions

  • For IPS rules, displays:

    • Configured, if additional actions (to be taken when the rule is matched) are configured. Mouse over the gear icon to view the additional actions configured.

    • Not Configured, if no additional actions are configured.

  • For exempt rules, displays Not Applicable because exempt rules are not associated with any actions.


Displays whether the rule is an IPS rule or an exempt rule.

Mouse over the Details field and then mouse over the ellipsis (...) displayed to access a menu to edit, clone, or delete the rule. See Edit, Clone, and Delete IPS or Exempt Rules.

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