Service Definitions

On the Definitions & Users > Service Definitions page you can centrally define and manage services and service groups. Services are definitions of certain types of network traffic and combine information about a protocol such as TCPClosed or UDPClosed as well as protocol-related options such as port numbers. You can use services to determine the types of traffic accepted or denied by Sophos UTM.

Tip – When you click on the Info icon of a service definition in the Service Definitions list, you can see all configuration options in which the service definition is used.

To create a service definition, proceed as follows:

  1. On the Service Definitions page, click New Service Definition.

    The Add Service Definition dialog box opens.

  2. Make the following settings:

    (Note that further parameters of the service definition will be displayed depending on the selected definition type.)

    Name: Enter a descriptive name for this definition.

    Type of definition: Select the definition type. The following types are available:

    Comment (optional): Add a description or other information.

  3. Click Save.

    The new definition appears on the Service Definitions list.

To either edit or delete a definition, click the corresponding buttons.

Note – The type of definition cannot be changed afterwards. If you want to change the type of definition, you must delete the service definition and create a new one with the desired settings.

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