Configure Gateways

A gateway is a connection point for one or more tunnels. To create a tunnel, you must set up gateways on both the local and remote endpoint devices. To configure these gateways, you must specify:

Add a Gateway

You can use Fireware XTM Web UI to configure the gateways for each endpoint device.

  1. Select VPN > Branch Office VPN.
    The Branch Office VPN configuration page appears.

Screen shot of Branch Office VPN Gateways list

  1. To add a gateway, click Add below the Gateways list.
    The Gateway settings page appears.

Screen shot of the Gateway General Settings tab

  1. In the Gateway Name text box, type a name to identify the gateway for this XTM device.
  2. From the Gateway page, select either Use Pre-Shared Key or Use IPSec Firebox Certificate to identify the authentication procedure this tunnel uses. 

If you selected Use Pre-Shared Key

Type or paste the shared key. You must use the same shared key on the remote device. This shared key must use only standard ASCII characters.

If you selected Use IPSec Firebox Certificate

The table below the radio button shows current certificates on the XTM device. Select the certificate to use for the gateway.

For more information, see Certificates for Branch Office VPN (BOVPN) Tunnel Authentication.

You can now define the gateway endpoints. For more information, see Define Gateway Endpoints for a BOVPN Gateway.

Run the BOVPN Gateway Configuration Report

After you add a gateway, you can run a report to see a summary of all gateway settings. The BOVPN Gateway Configuration Report is a section of the XTM Configuration Report that shows the configuration settings for the selected gateway. This report can be useful if you need to troubleshoot the VPN. It can also make it easier to compare the configured settings with the settings of the remote VPN endpoint device.

To run the report:

  1. In the Gateways list, select a configured gateway.
  2. Click Report.
    The XTM  Configuration Report appears in a new window. It automatically scrolls to the section for the selected gateway.

For more information about this report, see Use the BOVPN Configuration Reports.

See Also

Edit and Delete Gateways

Add a Phase 1 Transform

Configure Mode and Transforms (Phase 1 Settings)

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