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Creating Rule Name Template

Rule name template provides a mechanism to control the rule name generation based on the rule name template. You can use the rule name templates for all types of rules in Firewall, NAT, and IPS policies.

To create a rule name template for policies:

  1. Select Configure > Policies.

    The Policies page appears.

  2. Right-click the policy you want to take a snapshot, or select Rule Name Template Builder from the More list.
  3. The Rule Name Template Builder page appears.

    Select the Enable check box to use the rule name template.

  4. Select the compliance mode.
    1. Strict Mode—Warns the user with an error message.

    2. Weak Mode—Warns the user with a warning message.

  5. Click the plus sign (+) to add a new template builder name.

    You can define a template for a new or cloned rule with the following variables:

    • Action

    • Constant String

    • Custom String

    • Date (YYYYMMDD format)

    • Date Short

    • Egress

    • Ingress

    • Rule Type

    • Time (HHmmss format)

    • Time (HHMM format)

    • User ID

  6. Click OK to create a new rule name template.