VMware vSphere Blog: Setting up vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 Edge Firewall
VMware vCloud Networking and Security Edge is part of the vCloud Networking and Security solution and provides network edge security and gateway services such as DHCP, VPN, NAT, Firewall and Load Balancing. In an earlier post here, I described how to deploy SNAT and DNAT using Edge and briefly touched upon the firewall capabilities. In this blog, I will go through firewall capabilities of Edge in detail.
Each Edge virtual appliance can have a total of ten uplink and internal network interfaces. The internal interfaces connect to internal port groups and act as the gateway for all protected virtual machines in the port group. Uplink interfaces of Edge connect to port groups that have access to a shared corporate network or Internet. Firewall rules and other Edge services are enforced on the traffic between interfaces.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, VMware vSphere Blog: Setting up vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 Edge Firewall- VMware Blogs