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About Geolocation

Some of the features described in this version of Fireware Help are only available to participants in the Fireware v11.12 Beta program. If a feature described in this topic is not available in your version of Fireware, it is a beta-only feature.

Geolocation is a subscription service that enables the Firebox to detect the geographic locations of connections to and from your network and to block connections to or from geographic locations you specify. To use Geolocation, the Firebox must have a feature key that enables the RED subscription service.

Geolocation is supported in Fireware v11.12 or higher.

When Geolocation is enabled, the Firebox looks up the geographic location of an external source or destination IP address in a database. You can configure Geolocation to block connections to or from specified regions. You can also add exceptions for sites that you do not want to block, and configure update server settings. For more information about these settings, see:

You can see statistics about connections blocked by Geolocation in the Subscription Services system status page in Fireware Web UI, and in the Subscription Services tab of Firebox System Manager. For more information, see Geolocation Statistics.

To see details about connections blocked based on geographic location, you can filter the log messages the Firebox generates. For more information, see Monitor Geolocation Activity.

There are no reports that show connections blocked by the Geolocation subscription service.

On the Geolocation Dashboard, in Fireware Web UI, you can see information about the current connections allowed to each geographic location. For more information, see Geolocation Dashboard.

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