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Tech Tips: SonicOSX Policies

Hello All,

SonicOSX is the new SonicWall firewall platform that allows granular control and enforcement of dynamic Layer 7 applications. SonicOSX combines Layer 3 to Layer 7 rules into a single rule called Security Policy.

This new architecture contains various types of policies as below:

1) Security Policy:

Security Policy in SonicOSX merges all the separate components in SonicOS like access rules, app rules, cfs policy, app control, botnet filter, geo-ip filter, ips, gav, anti-spyware into a single rule. The set of these rules combined into one is termed as security policy of an organization.

2) NAT Policy:

This is similar to the NAT policy on SonicOS. It helps in performing NAT in inbound/outbound directions as necessary.

3) Route Policy:

This is similar to the Routing section on SonicOS. Policy Based Routing (PBR) allows you to create extended static routes to provide more flexible and granular traffic handling capabilities.

4) Decryption Policy:

Decryption policy in SonicOSX merges all the separate components in SonicOS like exclude/include objects, exclude include websites and exclude/include users in DPI-SSL and DPI-SSH into a single rule. It also enables user to take decision on what traffic needs to be decrypted and what needs to be bypassed.

5) DoS Policy:

DoS policy in SonicOSX merges all the separate components in SonicOS like DoS attacks, flood protection, DNS rebinding, connection limiting, SMURF, Land attacks etc into a single rule. It also enables user to take decision on what traffic needs to be protected and what needs to be bypassed.

6) End Point Policy:

This is similar to Guest Services on Endpoints on SonicOS.

I hope you all find this information useful.

Thanks!!

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Shipra Sahu

Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services

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