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SonicWall Firewall Configuration

by Cathy Houghton

Our team is proud to offer a fantastic range of SonicWall firewall products. These products are designed to support small and medium-sized businesses that are looking to improve their company’s security. When you first invest in a SonicWall firewall, you’ll want to do all you can to configure its settings and make the most of this purchase. Today we’re going to take you through the process of setting up your SonicWall firewalls so that you can take advantage of all of the fantastic features and benefits of this product.

SonicWall Firewall Configuration

What is Firewall Configuration?

Firewall configuration is the process of setting up your firewall so that all of the settings fit the unique needs of your business. Businesses around the world rely on Sonic firewalls to improve their safety and security. You’ll find that they are ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, helping you to enjoy peace of mind when working on your computer systems. SonicWall firewall configuration uses the SonicOS operating system or the SonicOS enhanced operating system which is now available on most of their systems. This helps to improve your security when configured correctly. By taking the time to learn about all of the features and settings available to you, you can enjoy years of protection from your new firewall.

The SonicWall Installation Wizard

SonicWall configuration is made simple with the installation wizard. These devices have various wizards based on the model you choose, which will help with the configuration of firewall settings on your firewall. You’ll find a menu when you first use the firewall, which will make the router deployment quick and easy. Even if you’ve never used this type of device before, you’ll find that the setup process is easy to follow on the Setup Wizard. Follow the steps through slowly to make sure there aren’t any errors and that you’ve chosen the settings that will best suit your needs.

Address Object Configuration

One of the first things you’ll need to configure is the address object. You need to configure the address object to fit the SingleComm domain, which we can help you with when you first invest in your new firewall. This can be accessed on the Network tab, then the Address object button. Here you’ll find a list of object groups which you can also work on, but hit Add which is found under Address objects to add the address. Set the address to the WAN zone and hit okay, repeating this step for every SingleComm FQDN you need to connect to.

Logging in For the First Time

When you first set up your SonicWall, you’ll need to add a username and password. This will be required any time you need to make changes. As with any username and password combination, make sure it’s secure but easy to remember. Also, only share this with the people in your business to who you want to grant access to your SonicWall settings. This should typically be just your IT team and only a couple of members of staff. The more people who have access to this, the more likely you’ll be the victim of a hacking attack.

Creating Access Rules

Your SonicWall firewall will also require you to create access rules, which you can find under the firewall button. You’ll then see the matrix or drop-down boxes radio button, where you can apply the access rules. Clicking add will finish off this process. Make sure you set this up correctly so that only the right people can access the system and so that your firewall offers you the effective protection you need.

Who Can Benefit From a SonicWall Firewall?

Anyone can benefit from adding a SonicWall firewall to their business. No matter the shape and size of your business, you’ll find that you enjoy years of use and protection from this type of firewall. As long as you take the time to configure your settings correctly, you’ll be sure to benefit from this investment for years to come. Our team will be here to ensure you make the right choice when it comes to which firewall to choose for your business and then install it with our assistance if needed.

Are you looking to purchase a SonicWall firewall for your business? If so, get in touch with our team today or look through our selection of firewalls on offer on our site. Our team will be here to answer any of your questions about the benefits of using a firewall and how you can set one up for your business. We are always passionate about helping companies to improve their operations and make the most of the amazing tools on offer to you today. With technology only continuing to advance, we can’t wait to help you make this the best year yet for your business.

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