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Manage your firewalls using FWCloud-Agent

Carles Munyoz

Staff member
We are very proud to announce the availability of FWCloud-Agent, a new way of communication with the firewalls administered by means of FWCloud that will improve performance, security and allow amazing new features that we will add in next releases.

FWCloud allows you to centrally manage Linux-based firewalls that can be located anywhere. We can have our own FWCloud console at the headquarters of our company and the firewalls managed from it scattered over remote locations all around the world.

Therefore, we need a way to communicate our FWCloud console with the firewalls it manages to carry out actions on them such as loading the security policy, obtaining the network configuration, managing VPN configuration, blocking VPN connections, routing, etc.

Until now FWCloud - FireWalls communication was carried out by means of the SSH protocol. Since now it is possible to do it too using FWCloud-Agent.

FWCloud-Agent is an application programmed in Rust, highly optimized and that requires very few resources to run on the firewall in which it is installed. Thanks to this, it is possible to run it on computers with very few hardware resources.

Very simple: install the FWCloud-Agent Linux package for your distribution, connect it to your FWCloud console and you are ready!

We have created a new documentation section for FWCloud-Agent with detailed information about it and its installation procedure.

Update procedure
The next time you access your FWCloud platform by means of the web user interface, a popup message will warn you about the new versions for FWCloud-UI, FWCloud-API and FWCloud-Websrv packages. Say yes to run the update process and your FWCloud platform will be updated in a matter of a few minutes.

New features
- FWCloud-Agent support for firewalls management.
- OpenVPN history statistics. This feature is only available in firewalls managed with FWCloud-Agent.

Video tutorials
- FWCloud-Agent.
- OpenVPN history.