The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Access Control service defines security policies for network users (e.g., VPN clients) and enables the F-Series to perform identity and health checks on clients. The Access Control service of the F-Series interacts with the Barracuda Network Access Client and needs to be set up simultaneously. For proper operation, all components of the Barracuda Network Access Client framework, the Access Control service on the F-Series, and the client software require up-to-date virus and spam protection.
Access Control service trustzones
Access Control services within the same trust zone share the same set of security policies that are defined in access control objects. If you are using the Access Control service on a managed F-Series Firewall, the Barracuda NextGen Control Center provides Access Control Service Trustzones as global objects. Access Control Service Trustzones can be configured on a range, cluster, or virtual server basis.
For more information, see Configuring Access Control Service Trustzones.
Access Control objects
Access control objects are assigned to clients according to access control policies and enable administrators to perform certain actions such as registry checks and repairs on a client. Create access control objects with policy rulesets specifying required system and service settings to let the F-Series Firewall perform identity and health checks on connecting clients and groups. Access control objects permit access only to administrators with appropriate administrative scope and appropriate permission.
For more information, see Configuring Access Control Objects.