Configure Security Services in a Firewall Policy

Applies To: Cloud-managed Fireboxes

In a firewall policy for a cloud-managed Firebox, you can configure which security services apply to the traffic the policy handles.

The security services you can enable in a policy depend on the policy type:

Policy Type Content Filtering Geolocation Content Scanning
Outbound
Inbound  
Custom
First Run Application Control only  
Last Run Application Control only  

When you add a policy, all available security services are enabled in the policy by default. In policy settings for Content Filtering and Geolocation, you select which action the policy uses.

To configure security services for a policy:

  1. Add or edit a policy. For more information, see Configure Firewall Policies in WatchGuard Cloud.
  2. To enable or disable a security service, click the toggle for the service.

Screen shot of the Security Services settings for an Outbound policy

  1. To change the Content Filtering action, select the action from the drop-down list.

For information about how to configure Content Filtering actions, see Configure Content Filtering in WatchGuard Cloud.

  1. To change the Geolocation action, select the action from the drop-down list.

For information about how to configure Geolocation actions, see Add Geolocation Actions in WatchGuard Cloud.

  1. To save the policy, click Save.

Make sure that any services you enable in policies are also enabled in the global Security Services settings. The Security Services section of the Device Configuration dashboard shows which services are enabled. For more information, see About Firebox Security Services Settings.

See Also

Configure Firewall Policies in WatchGuard Cloud

Firewall Policy Types