Want to enable more flexible rules during lunch breaks or during weekends? Did you even know that it's possible to schedule rules on a daily or weekly basis?
Policy Rules on a Schedule !
It's actually a question that pops up once in a while in TAC or even on our Discussions Forum, as displayed below:
User Esteban.Dambrain was asking the exact same question not that long ago and both @reaper and myself reacted to Esteban's post.
In short, yes, it is perfectly possible to allow sessions during a period of time and then reblock the access automatically outside the timeframe.
To do so, you will need to add schedules to your rules. Adding a schedule is as easy as pie! Simply log into your firewall GUI and browse to Objects > Schedules.
Alternatively, you can create your policy rule first and on your rule's Actions tab, you can also create a new schedule. Either method works fine.
Security Policy Rule Actions
As you can see from the screenshots, you can have Daily, Weekly, or Non-recurring schedules. While it is very easy to set up a schedule, once your schedule spans multiple days, there's a little trick you'll need to apply. No fear, everything is covered in more detail in the following articles :