About WatchGuard Servers

When you install the WatchGuard System Manager software, you can choose to install one or more of the WatchGuard servers. You can also run the installation program and select to install only one or more of the servers, without WatchGuard System Manager. When you install a server, the WatchGuard Server Center program is automatically installed. WatchGuard Server Center is a single application you can use to set up and configure all your WatchGuard System Manager servers. You can also use WatchGuard Server Center to backup and restore your Management Server.

When you use Fireware XTM Web UI to manage your XTM devices, you can choose to also use WatchGuard servers and WatchGuard Server Center. For more information about WatchGuard System Manager, WatchGuard servers, and WatchGuard Server Center, see the Fireware XTM WatchGuard System Manager v11.x Help and the Fireware XTM WatchGuard System Manager v11.x User Guide.

The five WatchGuard servers are:

For more information about WatchGuard System Manager and WatchGuard servers, see the Fireware XTM WatchGuard System Manager v11.x Help or v11.x User Guide.

Each server has a specific function:

Management Server

The Management Server operates on a Windows computer. With this server, you can manage all firewall devices and create virtual private network (VPN) tunnels with a simple drag-and-drop function. The basic functions of the Management Server are:

For more information about the Management Server, see the Fireware XTM WatchGuard System Manager v11.x Help or v11.x User Guide.

Log Server

The Log Server collects log messages from each XTM device and stores them in a PostgreSQL database. The log messages are encrypted when they are sent to the Log Server. The log message format is XML (plain text). The types of log message that the Log Server collects include traffic log messages, event log messages, alarms, and diagnostic messages. You can view the log messages from your XTM devices with FSM Traffic Monitor and in Log and Report Manager.

For more information about Log Servers, see the Fireware XTM WatchGuard System Manager v11.x Help or v11.x User Guide.

For more information about how to view log messages, see Traffic Monitor.

Report Server

The Report Server periodically consolidates data collected by your Log Servers from your XTM devices, and stores them in a PostgreSQL database. The Report Server then generates the reports you specify. When the data is on the Report Server, you can review it with Log and Report Manager.

For more information about the Report Server, see the Fireware XTM WatchGuard System Manager v11.x Help or v11.x User Guide.

Quarantine Server

The Quarantine Server collects and isolates email messages that spamBlocker identifies as possible spam.

For more information on the Quarantine Server, see About the Quarantine Server.

WebBlocker Server

The WebBlocker Server operates with the HTTP-proxy to deny user access to specified categories of web sites. When you configure an XTM device, you set the web site categories you want to allow or block.

For more information about WebBlocker and the WebBlocker Server, see About WebBlocker.

See Also

Send Log Messages to a WatchGuard Log Server

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