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Managing External Services

Note: The External services page has been superseded by the functionality on the Network > Outgoing > Policies page and has been deprecated. It is removed in a future update.

You can prevent local network hosts from using external services by creating appropriate policies to stop outbound traffic.

To create an external service rule:

1. Go to the Network > Outgoing > External services page and configure the following settings:




Select Empty from the drop-down list.

Service rule name

Enter a name for the rule.


Select the protocol used by the service.


From the drop-down menu, select the service, port, port range or group of ports. Or, to specify a user defined port, select User defined.


If User defined is selected in the Service drop-down menu, enter a single port or port range.

Port ranges are specified using an A:B notation. For example: 1000:1028 covers the range of ports from 1000 to 1028.

Rejection logging

Select to log all traffic rejected by the external services rule

Stealth mode

Select to allow traffic that would normally be rejected by the external services rule and log all traffic in the firewall logs.

2. Click Save. In the Add a new rule area:



Destination IP

Enter the IP address of the external service to which the rule applies.


Enter a description of the rule.


Select to enable the rule.

3. Click Add. The external service rule is added to the Current rules region:

Editing and Removing External Service Rules

To edit or remove existing external service rules, use Edit and Remove in the Current rules area.