Zone Policy Settings

This page lets you assign security policies to the Management Zone. When determining the effective policies to be enforced on a device, the Zone policies are evaluated after all other assigned policies. Consider the following situations:

You can define Zone policies at three levels. This enables you to assign different Zone policies to different devices within your Management Zone.

The following table provides instructions for adding and removing Zone policies:



Additional Details

Add a policy

  1. If you are adding Zone policies to a device or folder, click Override settings to activate the panel.

  2. Click Add, browse for and select the policy you want to add as a default policy, then click OK to add it to the list.

    Only published security policies are listed. You cannot add a sandbox version of a policy.

  3. After you finish adding default policies, click Apply to save the settings.

While you are on the Zone Policy Settings page, you cannot view or modify a default policy. To view or modify a policy, you must go to the Policies tab.

If you modify a policy that you add as a default policy, the change is not reflected in the default policy. This is true even if you increment the policy version. To force the change to be recognized in the default policy, you must remove the default policy and add it again.

Reorder policies

  1. Select the check box next to the policy you want to move.

  2. Click Move Up to move it up in the list.


    Click Move Down to move it down in the list.

If you have two or more policies of the same type (for example, two Firewall policies) in the list, the order of the policies is important when determining the effective policy applied to a device.

The first policy listed has a higher priority than the second, the second a higher priority than the third, an so on. When inheritance rules are applied, the first policy’s settings take precedence over the second policy’s settings and so on.

Remove a policy

  1. Select the check box next to the policy name, then click Remove.

  2. Click OK to confirm removal of the policy.


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