How to: create zones, assign interfaces and add network policies on your XG Firewall

XG FirewallWe’ve created a comprehensive library of “How To” videos to help you get the most out of your XG Firewall, including a series of Getting Started and Networking videos.

Today, I’d like to share a short Networking video that walks you through the basics of interfaces, zones and network policies.

Zones are an intuitive and convenient model for configuring and managing enforcement on your firewall. Default zones include LAN, WAN, DMZ, VPN and Wi-Fi.

By default, the firewall denies all traffic between zones until explicit policies are applied to allow desired traffic.

In this video, we’ll show you how to:

  • Create a new LAN or DMZ zone
  • Add firewall rules for traffic crossing zones
  • Add firewall rules for specific zones such as a contractor zone
  • Assign interfaces (ports) to different zones
  • Create bridge interfaces and network rules

You can watch the entire Networking video series on the Sophos Products YouTube channel. And you can check out all the posts in this XG Firewall “How To” series on the Sophos Blog.

You can also find help and product updates at our XG Firewall Community Forum.

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