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policy (Security Policies)


Hierarchy Level


Define a security policy.



Name of the security policy.


Descriptive text about the security policy.

Range: 1 through 900 characters

The descriptive text should not include characters “<”, “>”, “&”, or “\n”.

The upper limit of the description text range is related to character encoding, and is therefore dynamic. However, if you configure the descriptive text length beyond 900 characters, the configuration might fail to take effect.

The remaining statements are explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

security-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 8.5. The services-offload option added in Junos OS Release 11.4. Statement updated with the source-identity option and the description option added in Junos OS Release 12.1. Support for the user-firewall option added in Junos OS Release 12.1X45-D10. Support for the initial-tcp-mss and reverse-tcp-mss options added in Junos OS Release 12.3X48-D20.

The junos-twamp application is introduced in Junos OS Release 18.2R1.