View access list rules with Firewall Manager v2

  • Last updated on: 2018-07-18
  • Authored by: Nate Archer

Firewall Manager v2 is a tool within the MyRackspace Portal that allows you to manage your Cisco firewall.

This article describes how to view access-list rules by using Firewall Manager v2.

To learn more about the tool, see Firewall Manager v2.

Why use access-lists?

Access control lists (ACLs), or access-lists, enable Cisco firewalls to filter traffic. The security of your Rackspace environment begins at your Cisco firewall. Misconfigurations in network access policies on your firewall can lead to unwanted network exposure and potential compromise.

The access-lists control the traffic that attempts to enter the internal networks from an external, unsecured network. If access-lists are not used, the Cisco firewall’s default security policy of security-levels is active, which does not provide the highest level of network security.

An access control entry (ACE) is an individual entry in an ACL. ACEs are referred to as rules in Firewall Manager v2. The Cisco firewall allows you to configure only one access-list per interface per direction. This access-list can contain as many ACEs, or rules, as necessary.

For more information about how to view, modify, add, and delete access-lists, see the following articles:

View access-list rules

  1. Access Firewall Manager v2 by following the steps in the Firewall Manager v2 article.

  2. In the navigation pane on the left side of the panel, click the firewall for which you want to see access-list rules.

  3. Under Rules, click All Rules.

  4. The Rules page shows the rules for the access-list on the selected tab. To view the rules for a different access-list, click that access-list’s tab.

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