Firewall security policy match criteria query

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Firewall security policy match criteria query

L1 Bithead



We have a security rule set up to allow voip traffic from A to B but limited to certain ports.


We are see an allowed traffic that matches the source and destination but however has a port number that is not in the list of allowed ports, with end reason aged out.


I would like to know how does the firewall actually do a lookup on the security policy as technically if the port number does not match traffic shouldn't be allowed.


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

are your ports set as services or as application-default?

if you're seeing ports you didn't expect, the session is most likely being allowed by a different rule


are you able to provide screenshots?

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

I'm unable to provide screenshots.

ports are set under services. i can see traffic logs hitting the voip rule.

weird thing is that port that is being allowed is not in the list of allowed ports.

L6 Presenter

When you say you allow "voip" traffic, what's the actual application?  Is that application the only defined application on the rule?  When you say "A to B" you have a defined source and destination IP objects/networks?  As for the service (ports that are allowed and also not matching), are you certain the service object you're using isn't a service range?


To confirm you're saying the rule looks like this?

Source --> (internal zone) | Destination --> (internet zone) | Application <defined application> (not app any) | Service --> <specific ports defined> (Service 'Any' not selected in the drop down, as well as tcp/udp is defined on the service)


You're saying you have these options configured and you're seeing a port being allowed on this rule from a session allow / end?

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