On the Network Protection > Firewall > Country Blocking tab you can enable blocking of traffic coming from or going to a certain country or location. You can either block single countries/locations or whole continents. The blocking is based on the GeoIP information of the host's IP address.
To enable country blocking, proceed as follows:
Enable country blocking.
Click the toggle switch.
The toggle switch turns amber and the Countries section becomes editable.
Select the locations to block.
Via the drop-down lists in front of the location names, specify the blocking status for the respective location:
- All: All traffic coming from or going to this location is blocked.
- From: Traffic coming from this location is blocked.
- To: Traffic going to this location is blocked.
- Off: Traffic from as well as to this location is allowed.
Tip – You can easily select an identical blocking status for all locations of a region. To do so, select the desired blocking status in the drop-down list in front of the respective region name.
Your settings will be saved.
The toggle switch turns green and traffic from and/or to selected locations will be blocked now according to your settings. Note that you can define exceptions for the blocked locations on the Country Blocking Exceptions tab.
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