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Selecting Firewall Source

 

The following procedures provides various methods using which you can choose a firewall source end point:

Adding an End Point as Firewall Source

View and select the source end point from the complete list of addresses, sites, site groups, or departments. You can also select the Internet option which denotes all in-coming traffic from outside your network.

Note

When you select Any address as a source, it implies traffic originating within the network.

Note

The following conditions apply when you select Internet as a source end point:

  • When Internet is not chosen as a source end point, it is implied that the traffic is originating within the network.

  • If you chose Internet as a source, you cannot add other sites, site groups or departments as a source end point along with Internet.

  • If you chose Internet as a source, the destination end point must be a site, site group, or department.

  1. Click the Source field. A list of relevant endpoints are displayed.
  2. Click on View more results link provided at the bottom of the source end points. The complete list of addresses, departments, users, sites, and site groups is displayed in the End Points panel on the right.
  3. (Optional) Click the edit icon to edit the address, users, department, or site group end point. You cannot edit a site end point.
  4. Click check mark icon () to select the end point as a source.

Selecting Firewall Source Using Abbreviations

Enter an abbreviation in the Source field to select the source end point from a filtered list of source endpoints.

  • To view a filtered list of addresses, enter ADDR or addr.

  • To view a filtered list of departments, enter DEPT or dept.

  • To view a filtered list of sites, enter SITE or site.

  • To view a filtered list of site groups, enter STGP or stgp.

  • To view a filtered list of user ids, enter USER or user.

Click the endpoints in the filtered list to select them. You can also select the end point from the complete list of addresses, departments, users, sites, and site groups. See Adding an End Point as Firewall Source.

Selecting a Firewall Source from the End Points Panel

You can select a firewall source end point from the End Points panel. Alternately, you can create a new firewall source end point from the End Points panel, see Creating and Selecting a Firewall Source from the End Points Panel

To select an firewall source end point from the from the End Points panel:

  1. Click on the Source field.
  2. Click the lesser-than icon (<) on the right.

    The End Points panel appears, displaying the list of available addresses, departments, users, sites, and site groups.

  3. (Optional) To view more information about a source end point, click the details icon on the right of the end point. To edit the source end point, click the edit icon (pencil symbol) on the right of the end point.Note

    You can only edit or view details of a source end point if these options appear on right side of the end point when you hover over it. Not all endpoints provide these options.

  4. Click the check mark icon () to add the end point as a source.

Creating and Selecting a Firewall Source from the End Points Panel

To create an new source end point from the End Points panel:

  1. Click the add icon (+) on the top right of the panel and select the type of end point you want to create, among the options provided.

    Based on the option you select, the respective page appears. Fill in the required details to create a new end point.

    After the end point is created, it appears in the End Points panel.

  2. Click the check mark icon () to add the new end point as a source.

Creating Addresses from Source

You can use one of the following ways to create a new address from the Source field and use the newly created address as a source end point:

  • Type the address directly in the Source field. If the address is valid, it is created immediately and added as a source end point.

  • Create an address from the Source field, using the following steps:

    1. In the Source field, type addr. The Add new address link appears at the bottom of the list of addresses.
    2. Click Add new address to create a new address.

      The Create Addresses page appears.

    3. Configure the new address. See Creating Addresses or Address Groups.
    4. Click Save to save the new address.

      The new address is created, and will be listed as an option for the source. Select the new address to add it to the source.