This feature is available on the Firewalla Blue/Blue Plus/Gold.
What is Geo-IP Filtering?
Firewalla allows you to create blocking rules to block connections from a geographic location. This feature is useful if you want to prevent your network from talking to IP addresses in another country, and can be an effective way to stop hackers from attacking your family & businesses.
We use the IP address to determine the location of the connection, the list of IP addresses is managed by Firewalla Cloud and updated in real-time.
How to use it?
Users can manually create blocking rules to block any region.
|Number of regions supported||-||up to 3||up to 10||no limit|
Follow these steps to create a rule,
- Tap on "Rules" on Box main page, Tap on "+" to create a blocking rule.
- Select the Block Target -> Region, select a region you want to block, tap on "Done".
- Select any device/ all devices to apply to.
- Save the blocking rule.
Why I still see traffic from blocked region?
The geo info of IP address changes constantly. And Firewalla will try its best to keep up with the change. If you only see exceptional IP once then there's a good chance that everything is working well.