Variables Overview

A variable is useful when similar rules can be applied across devices where only the zone or address might differ. Using variables instead of static values allows you to create fewer rules and use them more widely. You can achieve this by creating a variable address or a variable zone that you configure for all devices to which you are applying a group policy.

For example:

Variables are only used in group policies. They are not applicable to device policies.

Figure 64: Variable Address Usage

Variable Address Usage