WAN link manager

The WAN link manager allows you to configure gateways to support failover and load balancing.

Using failover, you can minimize the chance of a service disruption and ensure “always on” connectivity to the internet. You can achieve failover using an active–backup configuration. In the event of a link failure, the firewall reroutes traffic to available connections, and traffic is distributed among links according to their assigned weights. During failover, the firewall monitors the health of the dead link and redirects traffic to it once it is restored.

Load balancing allows you to optimize connectivity by distributing traffic among links. Traffic is assigned according to the weight specified in the links. You can achieve load balancing using an active–active configuration.

  • To view a traffic report for a gateway, click .
  • To set the time after which a non-responsive link will be considered dead, type a value in the Gateway failover timeout field and click Apply.

Active–backup configuration

Active–active configuration