Guides - Create a Cloud Firewall
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A free cloud-based firewall service that makes it easy to secure network traffic to and from Compute Instances.
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Log in to the Cloud Manager and select Firewalls from the navigation menu.
From the Firewalls listing page, click on the Create a Firewall link.
The Add a Firewall drawer appears with the Firewall configurations needed to add a Firewall. Configure your Firewall with at minimum the required fields:
Configuration Description Label The label is used an identifier for this Cloud Firewall. Required Linodes The Linode(s) on which to apply this Firewall. A list of all Linodes on your account are visible. You can skip this configuration if you do not yet wish to apply the Firewall to a Linode.
Click on the Create button to finish creating the Cloud Firewall. By default, a new Cloud Firewall will accept all inbound and outbound connections. Custom rules can be added as needed. See Add New Cloud Firewall Rules.
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