Organizing firewalls by folders
In order to manage firewalls and their configuration, the SMC server relies on hierarchically organized folders to which firewalls are attached.
Since folders are dynamically managed, you can create, move and delete folders at any time.
Folders contain firewalls as well as global filter and NAT rules. A firewall attached to a sub-folder inherits rules configured in its parent folders. For more information on filter and NAT rules, refer to the section Creating filter and NAT rules.
A firewall can belong to only one folder at a time.
The default root folder MySMC cannot be deleted. You can rename it to fit your needs. If you do not create any folder trees, all firewalls will be attached to this root folder.
The tree is limited to four levels of sub-folders.
The Search field in the list of firewalls in Monitoring > Firewalls also applies to folder names.
There are several ways to do so:
- when you create a new firewall from Monitoring > Firewalls or Configuration > Firewalls and folders, in the Firewalls and sub-folders tab, you can choose its location.
- you can move an existing firewall from the same panels by clicking on Move 1 firewall. Multiple firewalls may be selected.