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How to configure mail alerts for policy installation Technical Level

Mail alerts for Security policy installation are configured through the SmartView Monitor.


  1. In SmartConsole:

    1. Follow sk25941 - Configuring 'Mail Alerts' using 'internal_sendmail' command.
  2. In SmartView Monitor:

    1. Go to File menu - go to New sub-menu - click on Gateways View.

    2. In the "Select available fields from" drop down menu, select "Firewall".

    3. In the "Available fields" list, click on "Security Policy" and while holding the CTRL key, click on "Security Policy Installed".

    4. Click on "Add" button.

    5. Click OK.

    6. New Custom view named "Untitled" appears in the left tree.
      Right-click on this view - click on Rename - assign a desired name.

    7. Right-click on this new view - click on Run. Set a threshold: in the Custom branch of the tree view on the left hand side right-click on the new Custom setting and select Run.

    8. In the list of all managed machines, right-click on the relevant Security Gateway / Cluster - click on "Configure Thresholds".


    9. In the Threshold Settings window, either click on "Edit Global Settings..." button, or select "Custom".

    10. In the "Enabled" column, check the box for:

      • "Firewall Policy"
      • "Firewall Policy install time"
      • "Firewall Policy name"

    11. In the "Action" column for these three thresholds, change from "alert" to "mail".

    12. Click on OK.


    13. Go to "Tools" menu - click on "Start System Alert Daemon" (if the daemon is already started, then this option will be grayed out and the "Stop" option will be available).

  3. In SmartConsole:

    1. Install Security Policy on the relevant Security Gateway / Cluster.
    2. Install Database on the Security Management Server / Log Server.
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