Pawan Bajaj

Phase 1: Security Configuration UX Redesign

Blog Post created by Pawan Bajaj Employee on Mar 27, 2017

Welcome to Phase 1 of the Security Configuration User Experience Redesign.  The redesign will make the configuration clearer, reduce errors and cut down the time it takes to complete tasks.


This program is being delivered in Four Phases and Phase 1 will go live on April 12, 2017.


List of changes:

  1. Security Configuration editing UI has been updated to use full screen width.
  2. The individual "Quick Links” pages (Custom Rules, Reputation Profiles) have moved to a new “Shared Resources” page, making navigation and configuration simpler. Network Lists are also now visible from the Shared Resources section.
  3. The Rate Categories have been removed and combined into the Rate Policy definition.
  4. Rate Policies now configured from the Shared Resources section instead of the main configuration version page.
  5. When viewing older versions of the configuration, Rate Categories that were in use will be combined into the Rate Policies Rate Categories that were unused are hidden and will no longer be accessible.
  6. The Rate Policy match criteria now allows the use of Geo network lists.
  7. Rate Policies are now defined at the Configuration Version level instead of at the Configuration level where Rate Categories were previously configured.
  8. Reputation profiles no longer have a default action. The actual, applied action is still defined in the firewall policy.
  9. Custom rules no longer have a default action. The actual, applied action is still defined in the firewall policy.


Details of changes:

  • The current Security Configuration menu looks like this, with separate links for each section:

  • The new menu has just one link called Shared Resources:

  • Clicking that link takes you to a page where you can access all settings easily from the same page:

  • The links and pages for Rate Category Management are gone.  Rate Policies are no longer configured from the Security Configuration Version page, instead you set all rate match criteria and rate limit details in the Rate Policies section from the Shared Resources menu: