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How To Create A Firewall Rule

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With the ever-present dangers with having a system on the open internet, you need a bit more security than just keeping your system patched. Hostwinds gives you an additional layer of security by providing you the ability to create firewall rules for your devices. This document will walk you through the steps of creating firewall rules from the Cloud Portal.

For more information on how to access your Cloud Control area, please review Cloud Control Overview.

Adding Rules

Step 1:   Starting from you client area Cloud Control > Cloud Portal.

Step 2:  Once redirected, click on Create tab and choose Firewalls from the available drop-down.

Create Firewall Button Image

Step 3:  Now add a profile giving it a name and description. In this case we are creating a rule for https. 

Firewall https creation example image

Step 4:  After you have created the profile, select Firewalls from the Cloud Control Network drop-down to review created Firewalls

Instance Firewall Location Image

 Step 5:  Select the Actions button and click Edit.

Step 6:  Select the Plus button on the left to expand

Step 7: After doing so click on the plus button on the right to add your rules. There you can select the ports, protocol, IPs you wish to allow as well as ingress and egress options. Once you are done you can create additional rules as needed.

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