Configuring a Routing Policy Statement (NSM Procedure)

You can configure policy statements for routing policies. Each policy statement is composed of from criteria, to criteria and then criteria. The from and to criteria comprise a set of match conditions for the routing policy. The then criteria specify the action to be taken when the from and to criteria are matched and when they are not matched.

To configure a routing policy statement in NSM :

  1. In the navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. In the Devices list, double-click the device to select it.
  3. Click the Configuration tab.
  4. In the configuration tree, expand Policy Options.
  5. Select Policy statement.
  6. Add/Modify the parameters as specified in Table 35.
  7. Click one:
    • OK—To save the changes.
    • Cancel—To cancel the modifications.
    • Apply — To apply the protocol settings.

Note: After you make changes to a device configuration, you must push that updated device configuration to the physical security device for those changes to take effect. You can update multiple devices at one time. See the Updating Devices section in the Network and Security Manager Administration Guide for more information.

Table 35: Configuring Policy Statement Fields

Option

Function

Your Action

Name

Specifies the name of the policy statement.

  1. Click the New button or select a policy statement and click Edit button.
  2. Select policy-statement .
  3. Specify the name.

Comment

Specifies the comment for the policy statement.

  1. Click the New button or select a policy statement and click Edit button.
  2. Select policy-statement .
  3. Specify the comment.

From

Enables you to define the criteria that an incoming route must match. You can specify one or more match conditions. If you specify more than one, all conditions must match the route for a match to occur.

  1. Click the New button or select a policy statement and click Edit button.
  2. Expand policy-statement tree and select From.
  3. Enter the From criteria.
  4. Expand From tree and specify the match conditions.

Term

Indicates the term to be configured for the routing policy. You can create one or more terms for a routing policy. Each term comprises of match conditions and the corresponding actions.

  1. Click the New button or select a policy statement and click Edit button.
  2. Expand policy-statement tree and select Term.
  3. Click the New button or select a term and click Edit button.
  4. Enter the term name, comment and the match conditions and actions.

Then

Enables you to define the action to be taken in the case of a match or mismatch between the packets and From and To conditions.

  1. Click the New button or select a policy statement and click Edit button.
  2. Expand policy-statement tree and select Then.
  3. Specify the parameters for Then criteria.
  4. Expand Then tree and specify the actions for each match condition.

To

Enables you to define the criteria that an outgoing route must match. You can specify one or more match conditions. If you specify more than one, all conditions must match the route for a match to occur.

  1. Click the New button or select a policy statement and click Edit button.
  2. Expand policy-statement tree and select To.
  3. Enter the To criteria.
  4. Expand To tree and specify the match conditions.