You can import and export rule folders and rule sets to back up and reuse data. If you have complex rules, you might want to export the rules so that you have a copy of the data. Additionally, if you have rules that you want to reuse, you can use the import and export utilities to create a copy of the rule, rule folder, or security rule set in the rule tree.
You can export rule folders and security rule sets. You cannot export a single connection rule or security rule. If you want to export a single rule, you must add the rule to a rule folder.
The exported XML file defines the configurations for rules that the rule folders and rule sets contain. When you import the XML file, you import the rules that the XML file defines.