Policy Test

With the policy test tool, you can apply and troubleshoot firewall and web policies and view the resulting security decisions. For example, you can create a web policy to block all social networking sites for the specified users and test the policy to see if it blocks only the specified content and users. The results display the details of action taken by the firewall based on the applicable rules and content filters.

Note If policy routing affects connections to the destination, causing the connection to go through a different network zone, the policy test decision will not reflect the changed zone.
Note Policy tester assumes that all web traffic is intercepted in transparent mode.

URL to be tested. For example, you can test a social networking site, which should be blocked by the category and content filter that are specified in a web policy.

Authenticated User

User to be included in the test. For example, you can specify a user, who is the member of a group that you have included in a web policy.

Time and Day

Time and day to be included in the test. For example, you can specify a time that is within the constraints (or schedule) of a web policy.

Test Method
Possible values are:
  • Test Firewall Policy. Source IP and zone that you wish to test.
  • Test Web Policy. Web policy that you wish to test.