Importing and exporting firewall rules

Article:HOWTO55406  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55406
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Importing and exporting firewall rules

You can export and import firewall rules and settings from another Firewall policy so that you do not have to re-create them. For example, you can import a partial rule set from one policy into another. To import rules, you first have to export the rules to a .dat file and have access to the file.

The rules are added in the same order that they are listed in the parent policy with respect to the blue line. You can then change their processing order.

To export firewall rules

  1. In the console, open a Firewall policy.

  2. On the Firewall Policy page, click Rules.

  3. In the Rules list, select the rules you want to export, right-click, and then click Export.

  4. In the Export Policy dialog box, locate a directory to save the .dat file, type a file name, and then click Export.

To import firewall rules

  1. In the console, open a Firewall policy.

  2. On the Firewall Policy page, click Rules.

  3. Right-click the Rules list, and then click Import.

  4. In the Import Policy dialog box, locate the .dat file that contains the firewall rules to import, and then click Import.

  5. In the Input dialog box, type a new name for the policy, and then click OK.

  6. Click OK.

See Setting up firewall rules

See Customizing firewall rules

See About the firewall rule, firewall setting, and intrusion prevention processing order

See Editing a policy.


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