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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Getting Started

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When deploying a Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, basic settings must be made before the firewall can be used. There are some differences, depending on the deployment option you choose (hardware or public cloud). Stand-alone hardware models up to the F400 running a fresh 7.1.0 installation use the web interface as the default management interface. You can change this during the setup process.

Before You Begin

Make sure you complete the steps listed in the deployment articles, depending on which platform you are deploying the firewall on:

  • Hardware – Complete Hardware deployment and the included Quick Start Guide. The Quick Start Guide is included in the box with every firewall. Your PC must be connected to the management port of the CloudGen Firewall and use an IP address in the range. Do not use This IP address is the default management IP address of the firewall.
  • Public Cloud – Complete the steps in Public Cloud for your public cloud provider.

Step 1. Log into the Web Interface

Log into the web interface with the default user credentials of your deployment:

The default password  ngf1r3wall  is intended for initial access only. You must change the password once you are logged into the appliance.

 Management IP AddressUsernameDefault Password
Public Cloud - Amazon AWSElastic IP pointing to the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall instancerootInstance ID of your Barracuda CloudGen Firewall instance. E.g., i-0aaaa123
Public Cloud - Microsoft Azure <your cloud service> or Virtual IP (VIP) for the cloud serviceroot
  • Set during deployment
  • If not set during deployment: ngf1r3wall
Public Cloud - Google CloudStatic external IP address assigned to the firewall instancerootName of the instance

Step 2. Complete the Basic Setup Wizard

The basic setup wizard automatically starts when you first log into the firewall.

  1. Change the Password.
  2. Enter the Default Domain for your network.
  3. Select the Time Zone.

  4. Click Next.
  5. (optional) Change the Management IP Address to match your existing network.
  6. (optional) Change the Management Netmask to match the management network.
  7. Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server.
  8. (optional) If the network segment connected to P2 requires an HTTP proxy to access the Internet, set Upstream Proxy to Yes
    • Proxy Server – Enter the IP address of your proxy server.
    • Proxy Port – Enter the port the proxy server is listening on. E.g., 3128
    • (optional) Proxy Username – Enter the username used to authenticate to the proxy.
    • (optional) Proxy Password – Enter the proxy password.
  9. Complete the activation process and click Next. The Basic Setup: Summary window opens.
  10. Review your configuration settings.

  11. (optional) Click Print .

  12. Click Apply Now.

    If you changed the time zone, the firewall will now reboot.

Next Step

After the reboot, select a wizard for a customized setup, or configure the appliance manually. To start the wizards, go to ADVANCED > Wizards.


Configure the CloudGen Firewall as a Firewall

Configure the CloudGen Firewall as a firewall by completing the configuration wizard matching your use case. 

For more information, see Deploy as Firewall.

Configure the CloudGen Firewall as a Remote Access Gateway

Configure the CloudGen Firewall as a remote access gateway by using the Remote Access Gateway wizard. This wizard takes you through the necessary steps to configure a client-to-site VPN.

For more information, see Deploy as Remote Access Gateway.

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