Add Ethernet rules

Ethernet rules define which Ethernet protocol packets the engines stop, and which packets are allowed through.

Ethernet rules are used in IPS, Layer 2 Firewall, and Layer 2 Interface Policies.

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  1. Select Configuration.
  2. Expand the Policies branch and select one of the following types of policies:
    • IPS Policies
    • Layer 2 Firewall Policies
    • Layer 2 Interface Policies
  3. Open a Template Policy or Policy for editing, and switch to the Ethernet tab.
  4. Add the rule in one of the following ways:
    • Right-click the ID cell of an existing rule and select Add Rule Before or Add Rule After.
    • Copy and paste an existing rule.
  5. Specify the matching criteria.
  6. Right-click the Action cell, then select the Action.
  7. (Optional) Define options for triggering logs and alerts.