Deploying a configuration on firewalls

Every time a configuration is created or modified on the SMC server, you will need to deploy the configuration on firewalls.

All deployments are saved in the deployment history. Refer to the section Loading and deploying a former configuration.

During a deployment, the following information will be sent to the firewalls:

  • Objects used in filter and NAT rules relating to the firewall or its parent folders.
  • Objects you have chosen to deploy on all firewalls or for which you have selected the firewalls they will be deployed on. For more information, please refer to the section Managing network objects.
  • If the firewall is part of a VPN topology: Network, Host and/or Group objects and the certificate authority associated with this topology, as well as information on the certificate selected for this firewall in the topology (the certificate has already been installed on the firewall).