A network object can contain a host, a network IP, a range of IP addresses or a FQDN. Network objects can be used in various places throughout a network configuration such as NAT statements, Firewall Rules and VPNs.
Navigate to Configuration in the upper left, then Firewall in the lower left. Expand Objects and select Network Objects/Group.
Select “Add” from the Network Objects/Groups window in the middle of the screen, and choose “Network Object”.
Configure the address for the object based on the object type and IP version fields:
- Host – The IPv4 or IPv6 address of a single host.
- Network – The address of a network. For IPv4, include the Network Mask.
- Range – A range of IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.
- FQDN – A fully-qualified domain name.
Network Objects can be grouped together by creating a Network Object Group and then adding the appropriate network objects to the group. From the Network Objects/Group screen, select Add, then Network Object Group.
The Network Object Group will allow bulk configuration of NAT rules. This will enable easier configuration and maintenance.