About Firebox Security Services Settings

Applies To: Cloud-managed Fireboxes

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)
  • Exceptions
  • Geolocation
  • 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.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Cloud Configure Security Services (cloud-managed)

To see and configure these settings, click a tile in the Security Services section.

For more information, see:

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.

See Also

Add a Cloud-Managed Firebox to WatchGuard Cloud

(Video) Cloud-Managed Firebox: Configuration Overview