About Firebox Security Services Settings
Applies To: Cloud-managed Fireboxes
Firebox security services protect your network from intrusions, phishing attempts, malware, ransomware, and other types of attacks. Three levels of security services packages are available for your Firebox:
Standard Support licenses are included with all WatchGuard devices. Standard Support includes full VPN capabilities and built-in SD-WAN. With a Standard Support license, you can add your Firebox to WatchGuard Cloud as a cloud-managed or locally-managed device. Live Status is available. There is no data retention or reporting available with Standard Support.
Basic Security Suite
In addition to the services available with Standard Support, the Basic Security Suite includes:
- Gateway AntiVirus
- Application Control
- Reputation Enabled Defense
With the Basic Security Suite, you can add your Firebox to WatchGuard Cloud as a cloud-managed device, or as a locally-managed device with cloud reporting.
Total Security Suite
The Total Security Suite includes all services offered with the Basic Security Suite plus:
- Threat Detection and Response
- APT Blocker
With the Total Security Suite, you can add your Firebox to WatchGuard Cloud as a cloud-managed device, or as a locally-managed device with cloud reporting.
For information on how to add a device to WatchGuard Cloud, see Get Started — Add a Device to WatchGuard Cloud.
Security Services in the Total Security Suite
Available with an active Total Security Suite, security services work together with policies to control which traffic the Firebox allows or denies between networks. In the Security Services settings, you enable and configure security services. Security services enable the Firebox to block network threats and specific content types.
For a cloud-managed Firebox, you can configure these security services settings:
- Content Scanning (APT Blocker, Gateway AntiVirus, IntelligentAV)
- Network Blocking (Blocked Ports, Blocked Sites, Botnet Detection, Intrusion Prevention Service, Tor Exit Node Blocking)
- Content Filtering (Application Control, WebBlocker)
- TLS Encryption
On the Device Configuration page for a Firebox, the Security Services section shows a summary of configured settings. Security services are enabled on cloud-managed Fireboxes by default with recommended settings.
To see and configure these settings, click a tile in the Security Services section.
The Basic Security Suite and Standard Support licenses include fewer services. Unsupported security services are read-only in WatchGuard Cloud.
For more information, see:
- Content Scanning in WatchGuard Cloud
- Network Blocking in WatchGuard Cloud
- Add Exceptions in WatchGuard Cloud
- Add Geolocation Actions in WatchGuard Cloud
- Content Filtering in WatchGuard Cloud
- Download the Certificate for TLS Decryption
For Content Scanning, Content Filtering, Geolocation, and Tor Exit Node Blocking to apply to traffic through the Firebox, you must also enable these services in firewall policies. For information about policy settings, see Configure Security Services in a Firewall Policy.
About Security Services Precedence (Total Security Suite)
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