About common objects
The Common Objects pages (located under Policies > Common Objects in the Workload Security console) provide a way to define objects once so that you can reuse them various policies and rules. When you use one of the common objects in the policy or computer editor, its settings can be overridden for that specific policy or computer. For more information on how common object properties can be inherited and overridden at the policy or computer level, see Policies, inheritance, and overrides.
You can automate common object creation and configuration using the Workload Security API.
Some protection modules make use of rules: