Importing and exporting filter and NAT rules

On the SMC server, rules can be imported and exported through the web interface or command line interface.

By importing and exporting logs, you can:

  • easily deploy rules from one firewall or another SMC server on other firewalls.
  • move the management of firewall rules to the SMC server when migrating a pool of firewalls in production to SMC. If this applies to your use case, refer to the section Migrating local rules on a firewall to manage them in SMC.