Define rules, lists, and other common objects used by policies

The Common Objects pages (located under Policies > Common Objects in Deep Security Manager) provide a way to define objects once so that you can reuse them various policies and rules. When you use one of the common objects in the policy or computer editor, its settings can be overridden for that specific policy or computer. For more information on how common object properties can be inherited and overridden at the policy or computer level, see Policies, inheritance, and overrides.

You can automate common object creation and configuration using the Deep Security API. For examples, see the Create and Configure Common Objects for Policies and Computers guide.


Some protection modules make use of rules: