Managing URL filtering on SNS firewalls from SMC

In SMC, you can create filter rules referencing URL filtering profiles configured locally on firewalls by selecting their identifier (00 to 09).

URL filtering

However you cannot set up these profiles directly in SMC and they may be different on each firewall even if they have the same identifier.

This section explains how to deploy a common URL filtering policy on all or part of your firewalls thanks to SMC, based on the URL filtering policy configured on a “template” firewall.

You will need two scripts to do so: a first one which allows collecting the URL filtering policy from the template firewall and another one which allows deploying this policy on the selected firewalls.

The template firewall and the target firewalls must be in the same version.

To apply this procedure, follow the three steps below in the order given.