Vulnerability assessment (VA) policies : Managing VA pre-defined policies : Importing pre-defined policies (appliance)
 
Importing pre-defined policies (appliance)
To keep your policy sets current and effective, you can use the the Fortinet Distribution Network (FDN) to import new and updated policies that FortiDB periodically offers its customers.
1. In the navigation menu, go to Policy > VA Policies.
 
Alternatively, go to Policy > VA Policy Groups, and then click the name of a policy group.
2. Click Import.
The Pre-Defined Policy Update page is displayed.
3. Do one of the following:
To automatically disable any new or modified policies you import, select the Disable new and modified rules after import.
To automatically enable any new or modified policies you import, clear the Disable new and modified rules after import.
4. Do one of the following:
To use icons that identify whether a policy is new or modified with the imported policies, select Identify new and modified rules with icons.
To use icons that do not indicate whether a policy is new or modified with the imported policies, clear Identify new and modified rules with icons.
 
Fortinet recommends that you select Identify new and modified rules with icons.
5. Select Import Updates from FortiGuard Center.
FortiDB connects to FortiGuard Center and downloads any updates. Then, a message like “Updated 12 policies of 544 found in file” is displayed.
The downloaded update file contains all policies. However, FortiDB only updates modified policies. For example, in the sample message, the downloaded update file contains a total of 544 policies only 12 of which needed to be updated in your system. The other 532 policies in the update file are identical to those already in your system.
 
Appliance users can also import policy updates by using the Select XML file to be uploaded field. After clicking the Browse button and selecting the xml file to upload, and select the Import button.
See also
Managing VA pre-defined policies
Importing pre-defined policies (software-only FortiDB)