Who should read this?

This manual is intended for network administrators or, at the least, for users with IP knowledge.

In order to configure your Stormshield Network UTM firewall in the most efficient manner, you must be familiar with IP operation, its protocols and their specific features:

  • ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol).
  • IP (Internet Protocol).
  • TCP (Transmission Control Protocol).
  • UDP (User Datagram Protocol).

Knowledge of the general operation of major TCP/IP services is also desirable:

  • HTTP.
  • FTP.
  • Mail (SMTP, POP3, IMAP).
  • Telnet.
  • DNS.
  • DHCP.
  • SNMP.
  • NTP.


If you do not possess this knowledge, don't worry: any general book on TCP/IP can provide you with the required elements.