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Central NAT feature

  • 1.  Central NAT feature

    Posted Jun 04, 2018 05:08 PM


    I am confused about use of Central NAT. Please can you explain with a real life example.



    Deepak Kumar

  • 2.  RE: Central NAT feature

    Posted Jun 06, 2018 06:21 PM

    Hi Deepak, 

    There are two ways of configuring source/destination NAT: firewall policy NAT and central NAT, but both produce the same results.

    An example would be a small branch office, where you have fewer firewall policies. In this case, you can use firewall policy NAT:

    In the case of a managed service provider, central NAT can be used to do SNAT and DNAT for a virtual domain containing a large number of firewall policies. You only have to configure central SNAT and DNAT rules once, and they can be applied to multiple firewall policies.



  • 3.  RE: Central NAT feature

    Posted Jun 06, 2018 07:21 PM

    Thanks for clarifying the doubt. 


    Deepak Kumar