Country Blocking

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 GeoIPClosed Technique to locate devices worldwide by means of satellite imagery. information of the host's IP address.

To enable country blocking, proceed as follows:

  1. Enable country blocking.

    Click the toggle switch.

    The toggle switch turns amber and the Countries section becomes editable.

  2. 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.

  3. Click Apply.

    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.

Tip – Each section of this page can be collapsed and expanded by clicking the Collapse icon on the right of the section header.

Related Topics Link IconRelated Topics