Glossary

A glossary of terms associated with the PoliWall and cyber security.

Policy
A setting applied to a resource group in order to increase security and manage the flow of traffic into and out of your network. PoliWall Polici...
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:29 PM
Resource
 A single IP address or IP subnetwork and its associated service group.  Resources are created within a resource group in order to then apply policies...
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 1:36 PM
Resource Group
A group of resources inside your network that you would like to protect. Notes: A resource group is designated as inbound or outbound, meanin...
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 1:38 PM
Service Group
 A user-defined list of ports and protocols.  These groups are then applied to a resource to define what services are being protected by the policies a...
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:29 AM
Country Blocking
A policy that allows you to block all traffic associated with a specific country or set of countries on either an inbound or outbound resource group. See...
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 12:50 PM
IP Threat Intelligence
A feed of IP addresses provided by companies like Webroot or Proofpoint that have been associated with some type of potential threat to a network. ...
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 1:50 PM
Blocklist
A collection of IP addresses that should not be allowed to initiate or receive connections to/from a secure network.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:22 PM
Exception List
A policy consisting of a collection of IP addresses that are allowed to be excluded from having other policies applied to them.  An exception list is c...
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 12:52 PM
Country Throttling
A policy that allows limiting network bandwidth coming from or going to a specific country or group of countries.  Like all policies, country throttles ar...
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:16 PM
Alert
A policy that raises an alarm if a country, or group of countries, passes a specified threshold of bandwidth set by the user. Notes: An alert is essentia...
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:27 PM