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BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Overview: BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Understanding Network Security and firewall
- Device discovery with import of firewalls referenced by discovered devices
- Management of shared objects (address lists, port lists, rule lists, policies, and schedules)
- L3/L4 firewall policy support, including staged and enforced policies
- Firewall audit log used to record every firewall policy change and event
- Role-based access control
- Deployment of configurations from snapshots, and the ability to preview differences between snapshots
- Multi-user editing through a locking mechanism
- Monitoring of rules
- Reports on security
Understanding Shared Security
Understanding Web Application Security and
- Import Application Security Manager™ (ASM) policies from files.
- Import ASM™ policies from discovered devices.
- Distribute policies to BIG-IP devices.
- Export policies, including an option to export policy files in XML format.
- Manage configuration snapshots.
- Edit policy settings. Refer to the table inAbout security policies in Web Application Securityfor the supported settings.
- Manage and distribute custom signature sets.
- Manage and distribute custom signatures.
- Distribute signature files to BIG-IP devices.
About BIG-IQ Centralized Management
- Current configuration set
- The configuration of the BIG-IP device as discovered by BIG-IQ Centralized Management. Thecurrent configurationis updated during a re-discover and re-import, and before calculating differences during the deployment process.
- Working configuration set
- The configuration as maintained by BIG-IQ Centralized Management. Theworking configurationis the configuration that is edited on BIG-IQ Centralized Management and deployed back to BIG-IP devices.The working configuration is created when the administrator first manages the BIG-IP device from the BIG-IQ Centralized Management system. The working configuration is updated when a device is re-imported or re-discovered.If conflicts are observed during a re-discover and re-import, the object in conflict is only updated in the working configuration when theUse BIG-IPresolution conflict option is used.
About managing BIG-IP devices with BIG-IQ
Filtering content in firewall
- Go to.
- Edit one of the firewall policy objects, such as the firewall policy.
- In the appropriate filter text field, type the text you want to filter on, and press Enter.Filter field at top right of screenUse the filter field at the right top of the screen to search only the displayed objects for a match to the filter. You select filter options by clicking the arrow to the left of the filter field, and then selecting an option from each option group. The bottom option group in the list controls whether the filter text must be a partial match or an exact match.
The top options group in the list control which objects are filtered. Not all options are displayed on all screens; if none of these options are displayed (IP Address,NameorPort), the default isAll.
- Containsindicates that the filter text matches any object that contains it. This is the default. When searching for times or dates, such as those in a schedule, a partial time, such as September, may be specified.
- Exactindicates that the filter text matches any object that exactly matches it. This match is not case-sensitive. When searching for times or dates, such as those in a schedule, the complete time and date must be specified.
If the navigation list is displayed, a count of the matching objects appears to the right of each object type in the navigation list.To remove the filter, click theXto the right of the filter expression area near the filter field.Filter field in Toolbox at bottomUse the filter field in the upper right of the toolbox (displayed at the bottom of the page when active) to search the shared objects list in the toolbox and display only those that have a full or partial match to the filter. To remove the filter, click theXto the right of the filter expression area near the filter field.When specifying a date in a filter, only these date and time formats are supported:
- Allindicates that all objects should be filtered using the filter text.
- IP Addressindicates that only IP address objects should be filtered using the filter text. A complete IPV4 or IPV6 address must be entered as the filter text.
- When used with theContainsoption, the filter text is matched by an IPV4 or IPV6 address that is the same as the filter text, or an IPV4 address range or subnet that includes the filter text. IPV6 addresses can not be found within a range or subnet.
- When used with theExactoption, the filter text is matched by an IPV4 or IPV6 address that is the same as the filter text only.
- Nameindicates that only object names should be filtered using the filter text.
- Portindicates that only port objects should be filtered using the filter text. A complete port number must be entered as the filter text.
- When used with theContainsoption, the filter text is matched by a port number that is the same as the filter text, or a port number range that includes the filter text.
- When used with theExactoption, the filter text is matched by a port number that is the same as the filter text only.
You clear filter fields by clicking theXto the right of the filter field.
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