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Virtual patches are short-term, custom defense rules that protect against specific, newly discovered vulnerabilities in your code. You can specify the criteria for each attack event, to which application(s) the patch applies and in which environments the patch is enabled.

Manage Virtual Patches

Organization and Policy (Rules) Administrators can view and manage their virtual patches by going to the User menu > Policy Management > Virtual Patches tab. Find virtual patches by using the language filters in the dropdown menu or entering the rule name in the search field above the grid.

Add a virtual patch

To create a new virtual patch, complete the following steps:

  • Click the button to Add Virtual Patch above the grid.

  • In the Add Virtual Patch form, add a Name and Description for the patch.

  • In the Apply to section, use the radio button to choose whether the rule applies to specific Applications, an Application language or an Application technology. After clicking the appropriate button, use the multiselect field that appears to further refine your choice.

  • Use the dropdown menus to define the Conditions under which the patch should apply to your application selection(s). Select the link to Add another condition in a separate row, if necessary.

  • Click the Add button to save the configuration.

Edit a virtual patch

Click on a name to edit the rule configuration. Click the trashcan icon below the Edit Virtual Patch form or in the grid row to delete a rule. You can also use the toggles in the grid to enable or disable each environment.