About Using vGW Series Attributes for VMware

vGW Series continuously analyzes both its own and the VMware objects databases in relation to the Smart Group rules that you configure to determine if a VM should belong to a Smart Group or not. The rules that you configure to define a Smart Group are obtained from these locations:

You can associate Smart Groups with a firewall policy. Policy association is controlled by the Policy Group option that you can select when you define the Smart Group.

Using Smart Groups, you can streamline policy application to ensure security efficiently throughout your virtual infrastructure. Firewall policies are applied to VMs instantly without your intervention when a VM becomes a member of a Smart Group. Consider these two cases in which firewall policies are automatically applied to VMs:

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