Policy Wizard: Data Control

Each page of the Policy Wizard allows you to configure specific aspects of a rule’s behavior, and can be thought of as answering a series of questions:

  1. What type of rule do you want to configure? This is the first page presented by the Policy Wizard. Its contents are contextually based, and depend on whether you're in the Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, or Additional Policy section when you enter the Policy Wizard. The choice made on this page defines the policy rule and any subsequent steps. It is the only rule attribute that cannot be changed after it has been created.
  2. How do you want a rule to trigger? You can answer this question on the Rule Config and Message Attributes pages of the Policy Wizard by specifying what elements of a message will cause a policy rule to trigger.
  3. Who do you want the rule to apply to? You can answer this question on the Select Users page of the Policy Wizard, where you can specify which groups, specific senders, or recipient email addresses can be included or excluded.
  4. What should happen when the rule is triggered? You can answer this question on the Main Action page, and also on the Additional Actions page of the Policy Wizard. You can specify what actions will be performed on a message, or what action will be performed after the appliance receives a message that triggers this rule.
  5. How is this policy rule identified? You can answer this question on the Rule Description page of the Policy Wizard, where you can provide a description of the rule.

Depending on the rule type, and whether you have selected Enable advanced policy options, some sections may not be enabled for configuration.

Note If you are adding a rule for the first time, you must proceed through the configuration items in sequence. If you are configuring a rule that already exists, you can select a specific action to configure by clicking on its icon.