Device Folders

Applies To: Cloud-managed Fireboxes, Locally-managed Fireboxes, WatchGuard Cloud-managed Access Points

In WatchGuard Cloud, you can create up to ten levels of folders to organize your devices. Each folder can contain devices, folders, or both. Folders help you to see status and summarized data for groups of devices.

For example, if you have devices at several geographic locations, you can create a folder for each location. This enables you to open the folder to see just the devices at that location, and to see summary status and aggregated reports for those devices.

Service Provider Account — Folder Structure in Account Manager

Screen shot of WatchGuard Cloud folder tree

Subscriber Account — Folder Structure in Device Manager


Manage Folders

You can add, rename, delete, and move folders.

You cannot move, rename, or delete the default top-level folder.

To create a folder:

  1. In WatchGuard Cloud, select Configure > Devices or Monitor > Devices.
  2. To the right of the folder where you want to create the new folder, click .
  3. Select Create a New Folder.
  4. In the Folder Name text box, type the name of the new folder.
  5. Click Create.
    The new folder shows inside the existing folder you selected.

To rename a folder:

  1. To the right of the folder you want to rename, click .
  2. Select Rename a Folder.
  3. In the Folder Name text box, type the new folder name.
  4. Click Rename.

To delete an empty folder:

  1. To the right of the folder you want to delete, click .
  2. Select Delete a Folder.
    The folder you select must be empty.
  3. Click Delete.

To move a folder:

  1. Select the folder to move.
  2. Drag the folder to the new location.
    The folder and folder contents move to the new location.

Move a Device

All devices are in the top-level level folder by default. You can move a device to any other folder.

To move a device to a different folder:

  1. Select the device.
  2. Move the device to the folder.

Navigate the Folders

You can click the top-level folder name or arrow icon to expand the tree.

  • To open a folder, click the folder name or the arrow icon.
  • To close a folder, click the arrow icon.
  • To select a folder, click the folder name.

See Data for Devices in a Folder

When you select a folder, the right side of the page shows information about the Fireboxes in the folder. The detail depends on whether you are on the Monitor page or Configure page.

Configure Page

When you select a folder on the Configure page, the right side of the window shows a list of devices in the folder with their current logging setting, serial number, and software version. To configure settings for a device, click the device name.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Cloud device list for a folder

For more information about the Configure page, go to About the Device Settings Page.

Monitor Page

When you select a folder in the Monitor page, the right side of the window shows dashboards and reports that contain combined data for all devices in the folder and any subfolders. Most dashboards and reports that are available for a single device are also available for a folder.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Cloud Monitor Devices page for a folder

These dashboards and reports are available at the device or account level:

  • Log Manager and Log Search
  • Health reports

For information about available reports, go to WatchGuard Cloud Device Reports List and View WatchGuard Cloud Device Reports.

Scheduled Reports

When you schedule a report, you can select a folder to generate individual reports for all devices in the folder. The report data in a scheduled report is not aggregated. For more information about scheduled reports, go to Schedule WatchGuard Cloud Reports.

Related Topics

About WatchGuard Cloud

About WatchGuard Cloud Account Manager (Service Providers)

About WatchGuard Cloud Device Manager (Subscribers)