Intuitive, Flexible Configuration
Assisting users via a guided walk through for a variety of standard configuration tasks, GB-OS' wizard section supplies all levels of users with the tools needed to successfully configure a GTA firewall. The Basic Setup Wizard guides novice users through what can be a complex and intimidating task of standard firewall configuration while the VPN Setup Wizard supplements the guided directions with graphical reinforcement of completed tasks - providing the user with a better understanding of the VPN creation process. The IPS Setup Wizard also provides an intuitive interface to guide users through the initial setup of an intrusion prevention system.
Automatically generating basic policies for implementing many firewall or networking features, GB-OS reduces the complexity of utilizing these features on the GTA firewall. With the basic policies generated automatically, administrators can focus on customizing the default policies to match their network and security implementation. Automatic policy generation is available for many features on GTA firewalls including VPN, SNMP, DNS and NTP services.
Simple, flexible security policies allow network administrators to match the firewall's configuration to the network it protects. Administrators are able to create objects to predefine network addresses, VPN settings, service groups and time groups. With country blocking, administrators can allow or deny traffic based upon IP address country codes. And with object encapsulation, one-click access to new configuration screens, new objects can be created without exiting the configuration section.
Furthermore, GB-OS eliminates the worry about network stability when making configuration changes or version upgrades. With Live and Test modes, administrators can reduce downtime and errors when modifying a system's configuration. During version upgrades, GB-OS maintains an easily accessible copy of the previous runtime configuration in non-volatile static memory. These redundant runtimes provide a fail safe environment to edit configurations and upgrade. And with automatic updates, GB-OS is assured to always be running the latest version, protecting networks from the latest Internet-based attacks with up-to-the-minute features and enhancements.
GB-OS also includes automatic backup options, ensuring safe and reliable access to vital firewall configurations. By enabling automatic backup, a backup file is saved every time a change is made and saved during Live mode. These backups can be emailed, saved to a USB device, or saved to a remotely secure cloud storage location. The backups can then be downloaded and imported back into the firewall from either the USB device or cloud storage.