Path: Policy - Network Objects - Static Network Objects


Static Network Objects (SNOs) group several hosts as a single entity that can be used in policies, accounting and reporting.


Tip: A freshly installed Threat Defender comes with several preset static network objects that you can adapt to your requirements.


To create new static network objects, proceed as follows:

  1. From the navigation menu on the left, select Policy.
  2. Select the Network Objects submenu.
  3. Open the Static Network Objects tab.
  4. Click ADD GLOBAL STATIC NETWORK OBJECT to create a new object.
  5. Enter a Name for the object. 
  6. Optionally you can:
    1. enter a descriptive Note,
    2. assign one or more Network Tags to the static network object (see also Creating tags).
  7. Under Network Definition, select whether the object should be considered part of the Internal network.
  8. Specify one or more criteria to match the network object:
    • IP Addresses and associated routing prefix in CIDR notation:
      • Specify Included networks for addresses to match.
      • Specify Excluded networks to define exceptions.
    • MAC Addresses or MAC address ranges:
      • Specify Included MAC addresses to be included in the object.
      • Specify Excluded MAC addresses to define exceptions.
    • VLANs — if configured, you can include one or more virtual network(s) into the static network object.
  9. Click SAVE to store the static network object.


An example SNO for one server can look like this: