Types of Settings
Different types of settings are used for the appliance system and in rule processing.
- System settings — Settings of the appliance system.
- Module settings — Settings for the modules (also known as engines) that are called by rules to deliver values for properties and perform other jobs.
- Action settings — Settings for the actions that rules execute.
System settings are settings of the appliance system, for example, network interface settings or domain name system settings
You can access these settings on the Appliances tab of the Configuration top-level menu.
You can modify these settings, but not create new system settings.
Module settings are settings for the modules (also known as engines) that are called by rules to deliver values for properties and perform other jobs.
The URL Filter module, for example, retrieves information on URL categories to deliver values for the URL.Categories property in a filtering rule.
In a rule, the settings name for a module that is called by the rule appears next to a rule property. For example, in a rule for virus and malware filtering, Gateway Antimalware can appear as the settings name next to the Antimalware.Infected property.]
This means that when the Anti-Malware module is called to deliver the value true or false for the property, the module runs with the Gateway Antimalware settings. These settings specify, for example, which methods are used in scanning web objects for infections.
You can access module settings in rules and on the lower main branch of the settings tree on the Settings tab.
You can modify these settings and also create new settings.
Action settings are settings for the actions that are executed by rules.
They are mainly configured to specify the messages that are sent to users who are affected by rule actions, such as Block or Authenticate. Actions that do not affect users have no settings, for example, Continue or Stop Rule Set.
You can access these settings in rules and on the upper main branch of the settings tree on the Settings tab.