This guide describes how the Gateway Policy Editor allows administrators to view and manage policies, and access their definitions.
- Administrators responsible for creating and editing gateway policies.
To create / change a policy:
- Log in to the Administration Console.
- Click on the Administration menu item. A menu drop down is displayed.
- Click on the Gateway | Policies menu item. The Gateway Policy Editor is displayed, which contains the following columns:
Column Description Policy Name Displays the policy name. Description Displays a description of the policy's purpose. Policies Displays the number of configured policies. Definitions Tell Me More Click on this button to access the Knowledge Base page for the relevant policy.
- Click on the required Policy Type. A list of policies is displayed.
- Either select the:
- Policy to be changed.
- New Policy button to create a policy.
- Complete the Options section as required (see below).
- Complete the Emails From and Emails To sections as required (see below).
- Complete the Validity section as required (see below).
- Select Save and Exit. The policy has been configured.
The Options section of a policy is different depending on the policy type. All policy types have a description to enable administrators to easily view it's purpose. Certain policies (e.g. Content Examination Policies) this is also displayed in the Mimecast archive. This helps determine which policies were applied to which emails.
See each specific Policy Type page for the options.
Emails From / To Section
|Addresses Based On|
Specify the email address characteristics the policy is based on. The options are:
This option is only available in the "Emails From" section.
|Applies From / To|
Specify the Sender characteristics the policy is based on. For multiple policies, you should apply them from the most to least specific. The options are:
If a policy is configured for groups, this field can be used to specify the group it is applicable to. Click the Show Location field to display the path of the directory group or profile group.
|Enable / Disable|
Use this option to enable (default) or disable a policy. Disabling the policy allows you to prevent it from being applied without having to delete or back-date the policy. Should the configured date range of a policy be reached the policy will become disabled automatically.
|Set Policy as Perpetual|
Specifies that the Policy's start and end dates are set to Eternal. The result is the Policy never expires.
|Date Range||You can turn off the Set Policy as Perpetual option, and specify a start and end date for the Policy. Deselect the Eternal option and select the required dates.|
Select this option to override the default order that policies are applied. If there are multiple applicable policies, this policy is applied first unless more specific policies of the same type have also been configured with an override.
|Bi-Directional||Use this setting if you want the Policy to also apply when the Policy's recipient is the sender and the sender is the recipient.|
|Source IP Ranges (n.n.n.n/x)||Enter any required Source IP Ranges for the policy. These only apply if the source IP address used to transmit the email data, falls inside or matches the range(s) configured. IP ranges should be entered in CIDR notation.|