Configure Firebox Aliases

Applies To: Cloud-managed Fireboxes

An alias is a shortcut that identifies a group of hosts, networks, interfaces, or other entities that could send or receive network traffic. You can add aliases as a source or destination in a firewall policy.

Alias Types

There are two types of aliases:

Add an Alias

To add an alias, from WatchGuard Cloud:

  1. Select Configure > Devices.
  2. Select the cloud-managed Firebox.
  3. Click Device Configuration.
  4. Click the Aliases tile.
  5. Click Add Alias.
    The New Alias page opens.

Screen shot of the New Alias settings

  1. In the Name text box, type a name for the alias.
  2. In the Description text box, type a description for the alias.
  3. To add a member to the alias, click Add Member.
    The Add Member dialog box opens.

Screen shot of the Add Member dialog box

  1. From the Type drop-down list, select the type of address to add.
  2. Type or select the address.
  3. Click Add.
  4. To add another member, click Add Member.
  5. After you add all members, click Add to create the alias.

Edit an Alias

You can edit any custom alias. You cannot edit the built-in aliases.

To edit an alias, from WatchGuard Cloud:

  1. Select Configure > Devices.
  2. Select the cloud-managed Firebox.
  3. Click Device Configuration.
  4. Click the Aliases tile.
    A list of custom aliases opens. The built-in aliases do not appear in the list.
  5. Click the alias name.
    The Update Alias page opens.

Screen shot of the Update Alias page

  1. To add a member to the alias, click Add Member.
  2. To delete an alias member, click next to the member.
  3. To save the changes, click Update.

Delete an Alias

You can remove any custom alias you added. You cannot delete an alias if it is used in a policy or another alias.

To delete an alias, from WatchGuard Cloud:

  1. Select Configure > Devices.
  2. Select the Firebox.
  3. Click Device Configuration.
  4. Click the Aliases tile.
  5. Find the alias to delete, and click .

Use Aliases in Firewall Policies

In firewall policies, you can use aliases as the policy source or destination address.

To add an alias as the Source or Destination of a firewall policy: 

  • To add a built-in alias, select the address type Built-In Alias.
  • To add a custom alias, select the address type My Aliases.

For more information about policy configuration, see Configure the Source and Destination in a Firewall Policy.

See Also

About Firebox Firewall Settings