From time to time as your environment grows and changes, you'll naturally need to make sure you stay on top of security, and iland's Console makes it easy to view and manage your Firewall rules. By default, we drop all traffic unless it is explicitly allowed by a rule, so you'll want to make sure you update your firewall anytime you make significant changes to your network. Just make sure before you start you have the following information handy:
Typically, it's best to try to keep your rules as simple as your Organization's security policies allow. It's always best to try to minimize the number of rules you create, and to label them clearly so you can easily scan and see exactly what rules are active and what traffic is allowed to go where. When possible, keep it simple.
Navigate to the Networking page of the Console from the Secure Cloud Org level dashboard. Once it loads, Select the location of the Edge Gateway you want to modify. For each location, you should see the following list of edges displayed in the main window.
Select the gateway you want to work with from the list, and you will be brought to the configuration page for that gateway.
Just above the NAT Widget, you should see the Firewall Widget. The Firewall rules widget looks like this:
To create a new rule, click the action menu in the top right corner of the Firewall panel, and select "Manage Firewall Rules". This will open a new window that allows you to enable or disable the firewall. It also allows you to edit or delete rules you may already have in your environment, as well as providing you with the ability to add new ones. Click the "Add New Rule" Button to open the "Add Firewall Rule" window.
You will see the following fields and options:
Once you have entered your rule, click the "Submit" Button at the bottom of the pane.
Here a few things to keep in mind when creating Firewall Rules in the iland Secure Cloud console: