Policy Enforcer Settings
To configure your Policy Enforcer, perform the following actions.
Before You Begin
Policy Enforcer Release version and Security Director Release version must be compatible. The Settings page shows the current release version of Policy Enforcer. If there is an incompatibility, an error message is shown that there is a mismatch between Security Director and Policy Enforcer release versions. To know more about the supported software versions, see Policy Enforcer Release Notes.
You cannot proceed further if the Policy Enforcer and Security Director Release versions are incompatible.
A valid Policy Enforcer VM password is required to have a fully functional Policy Enforcer. If the password is valid, a message is shown at the top of the Settings page that the Policy Enforcer Space user (pe_user) password is currently valid and the date by when the password expires. The pe_user has the same capabilities as the super user.
If the password is invalid, an error message is shown at the top of the Settings page. To fix this issue, login to the Policy Enforcer VM, change the root password, and then enter the new root password in the Settings page.
Policy Enforcer with Security Director can be used in four different configuration types. For each configuration type, certain features are available. Read the following topic: Sky ATP Configuration Type Overview before you make a Sky ATP or Juniper Advanced Threat Prevention (JATP) Configuration Type selection on the Policy Enforcer Settings page.
If you are using Sky ATP or JATP without Juniper Connected Security or Cloud Feeds only, you must still download Policy Enforcer and create a policy enforcer virtual machine.
A Sky ATP license and account are needed for three of the configuration types (Sky ATP or JATP with Juniper Connected Security, Sky ATP or JATP, and Cloud Feeds only), but not for the default mode (No Selection). If you do not have a Sky ATP license, contact your local sales office or Juniper Networks partner to place an order for a Sky ATP premium license. If you do not have a Sky ATP account, when you configure Sky ATP, you are redirected to the Sky ATP server to create one. Please obtain a license before you try to create a Sky ATP account. Refer to Policy Enforcer Installation Overview for instructions on obtaining a Sky ATP premium license.
To set up a Sky ATP or JATP Configuration Type, you must do the following:
- Select Security Director>Administration>Policy enforcer>Settings.
- Enter the IP address for the policy enforcer virtual machine. (This is the IP address you configured during the PE VM installation. You can locate this IP address in the vSphere Center portal.)
- Enter the password for the policy enforcer virtual machine.
(This is the same password you use to login to the VM with your root
credentials. Note that the username defaults to root )
Refer to Deploying and Configuring the Policy Enforcer with OVA files for instructions on downloading Policy Enforcer and creating your policy enforcer virtual machine.
- If you want to use certificate based authentication, enable
the Certificate Based Authentication option.
Browse the X509 certificate file and X509 certificate Key file.
- Select a Sky ATP Configuration Type. If you do not select
a type, Policy Enforcer works in default mode. (SeeSky ATP Configuration Type Overview for more information.)
Refer Table 1 to understand the supported threat prevention types for different Policy Enforcer modes:
Table 1: Supported Threat Prevention Types for Different PE Modes
Threat Prevention Type
No Selection (Default)
Cloud Feeds Only
Sky ATP or JATP
Sky ATP or JATP with Juniper Connected Security
Command and Control (C&C) feeds
Infected Host feed
Enforcement on EX Series and QFX Series switches or using 3rd party Connectors
You cannot change or modify a higher configuration to a basic mode. For example, you cannot change:
Sky ATP or JATP ->Cloud feeds only
Sky ATP or JATP with Juniper Connected Security ->Cloud feeds only
Sky ATP or JATP ->No Selection (Default)
If you change to a lower mode, you must reinstall Security Director and Policy Enforcer.
However, you can change or modify your configuration to a higher mode. For example you can change:
Cloud feeds only-> Sky ATP or JATP
Cloud feeds only ->Sky ATP with Juniper Connected Security
Sky ATP or JATP -> Sky ATP with Juniper Connected Security
- Polling timers affect how often the system polls to discover
endpoints. There are two polling timers, one that polls network wide
and one that polls site wide. They each have default settings, but
you can change those defaults to poll more or less often.
Network wide polling interval (value in hours): The default is 24 hours. You can set this range from between 1 to 48 hours. This timer polls all endpoints added to the secure fabric.
Site wide polling interval (value in minutes): The default is 5 minutes. You can set this range from 1 minute to 60 minutes. This timer polls infected endpoints moving within the sites that are a part of Secure fabric.
- Click the Download button to view or save Policy Enforcer data logs to your local system. These logs are in a compressed file format.