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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X


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End-Of-Sales: As of December 1st, 2018, all new sales for Barracuda NextGen Firewall X Series products have ceased. Only renewals of software and hardware subscriptions for a maximum of one year are available for a limited time up to an expiration date of 30th November 2020.

End-Of-Life and End-Of-Support on December 1st 2020: All Barracuda Firewall X-Series sales will cease; neither new sales nor any renewals will be available. If you currently hold a maintenance and support contract, you will continue to receive our award-winning support and services until your contract expires, or until Dec 1st, 2020, whichever occurs first. Please see the End-Of-Life definition as described in the End of Support and End of Life Information.

Application Based Connection Objects

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Use application-based connection objects to select the WAN connection based on the application. Add application-based link polices for each application or application category. Each policy can use a different connection object. Traffic that does not match one of these policies is sent using the default connection object.


Before you Begin

  • (optional) Create custom connection objects for each Internet connection.

Step 1. Create the Application Based Connection Object

  1. Go to FIREWALL > Connection Object
  2. In the APPLICATION BASED CONNECTION OBJECTS section, click Add Connection Object.
  3.  Enter a Name.
  4. Select the Default Connection
  5. Click Save.

Step 2. Add Application Based Link Policies

Edit the application-based connection object you just created and add the application-based link policies. Applications can be added individually, through the application browser, or by application category. All selected applications will use the connection object selected for this policy.

  1. Stay on the FIREWALL > Connection Object page.
  2. Click edit.png to edit the application-based connection object you created in Step 1.
  3. Click Add. The Add Application Based Link Policy pop-over opens.
  4. Select the connection object from the Connection dropdown.
  5. Add applications to the links policy by name, application browser and/or category:
    • Start typing the application name in the Select applications textbox and then click on the application from the list.
    • Click Browse to select the applications in the application browser.
    • Select the application categories from the Categories list.
  6. Click Save.

The application-based link policy is now listed in the in the application-based connection object.


Step 3. Edit the Access Rule to use the Application Based Connection Object

  1. Go to FIREWALL > Firewall Rules.
  2. Double-click on the access rule you want to use the Application Based Connection Object. The Edit Access Rule pop-over opens. E.g., LAN-2-INTERNET
  3. Select the application-based connection object created in Step 1 from the Connection dropdown.
  4. Click Save.

To check which outgoing interface is used for a connection, go to BASIC > Active Connections or BASIC > Recent Connections and check the SNAT column.

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