Article Applies To:

Affected SonicWALL Security Appliance Platforms:

Gen5: NSA E8510, E8500, E7500, NSA E6500, NSA E5500, NSA 5000, NSA 4500, NSA 3500, NSA 2400, NSA 2400MX, NSA 220, NSA 220W NSA 240, NSA 250M, NSA250MW
Gen5 TZ series: TZ 100, TZ 100W, TZ 105, TZ 105W TZ 200, TZ 200W, TZ 205, TZ 205W TZ 210, TZ 210W,TZ 215, TZ 215W.

Gen4: PRO series: PRO 5060, PRO 4100, PRO 4060,PRO 3060, PRO 2040, PRO 1260
Gen4: TZ series: TZ 190, TZ 190 W, TZ 180, TZ 180 W, TZ 170, TZ 170 W, TZ 170 SP, TZ 170 SP Wireless

Firmware/Software Version: All Sonic OS Enhanced versions.
Services: (Address Objects)


Feature/Application:

Address Objects allow for entities to be defined one time, and to be re-used in multiple referential instances throughout the SonicOS Enhanced interface.

For example, an internal Web-Server with an IP address of 192.168.1.250. Rather than repeatedly typing in the IP address when constructing Access Rules or NAT Policies, Address Objects allow you to create a single entity called “My Web Server” as a Host Address Object with an IP address of 192.168.1.250. This Address Object, “My Web Server” can then be easily and efficiently selected from a drop-down menu in any configuration screen that employs Address Objects as a defining criterion.


Procedure: 

The Network > Address Objects page allows you to create and manage your Address Objects.

The following list provides configuration tasks for creating and managing Address Objects:

Step 1. Adding Address Objects
Step 2. Editing or Deleting Address Objects
Step 3. Creating Address Groups
Step 4. Editing or Deleting Address Groups

Step 1.Adding Address Objects 

1. Login to the Sonicwall Management interface.
2. Navigate to the Network > Address Objects page. 
3. Click the Add button under the Address Objects table
4. Enter a name for the Network Object in the Name field.
5. Select the zone to assign to the Address Object from the Zone Assignment menu.


6. Select Host for a single computer. 

Example

 Address object for a single Server on LAN Zone

Address object for a single Server on DMZ Zone



7. If you selected Range, enter the starting and ending IP addresses in the Starting IP Address and Ending IP Address fields. 

 

 

 

      Example:

 

8. If you selected Network, enter the network IP address and netmask in the Network and Netmask fields.

 

 

          Example:



9. If you selected MAC, enter the MAC address in the MAC Address field.

 

 

 

      Example:



10. If you selected FQDN, enter the domain name for the individual site or range of sites (with a wildcard) in the FQDN field.

 

     Example:



2. Editing or Deleting Address Objects

 

To edit an Address Object, click the edit icon in the Configure column in the Address Objects table. The Edit Address Object window is displayed, which has the same settings as the Add Address Object window.

To delete an Address Object, click the Delete icon in the Configure column for the Address Object you want to delete. A dialog box is displayed asking you to confirm the deletion. Click OK to delete the Address Object. To delete multiple active Address Objects, select them and click the Delete button.

3. Creating Address Groups

As more and more Address Objects are added to the SonicWALL security appliance, you can simplify managing the addresses and access policies by creating groups of addresses. Changes made to the group are applied to each address in the group. To add a Group of Address Objects, complete the following steps:

1.  Click Add Group to display the Add Address Object Group window  
2.  Enter a name for the group in the Name field.
3.  Select the Address Objects from the list in the left column. You can also select multiple Address Objects by pressing the Ctrl key and selecting Address Objects.
4.  Click - > to add the Address Objects to the group.
5.  Click OK




4. Editing or Deleting Address Groups

To edit an Address Objects Group, click the edit icon in the Configure column of the Address Groups table. The Edit Address Object Group window is displayed. Make your changes and then click OK.

To delete a group, click on the Delete icon in the Configure column to delete an individual Address Group. A dialog box is displayed asking you to confirm the deletion. Click OK to delete the Address Group