Differences in Revisions: Firewall Groups

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# Firewall Groups
The firewall groups option acts as a highly configurable summary for networks, hosts and services. Multiple networks and hosts can be grouped and used as an easy to use item for your firewall rules. This can help you to save time and reduce work while creating your firewall rules. Working with well named groups also can help you to keep the overview in large or complex environments.
A very similar function provides the service section, which is used to economize the work with different services, ports and [network protocols](/configuration/firewall/protocols). They can be combined into custom templates and saved for a later usage for your firewall rules.
For a better clarity we have splitted this area into several sub-pages.
For a better clarity we have split this area into several sub-pages.
| | item | description |
| [![](/icons/firewall_groups_network_froups.png)](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/networks) | [Networks](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/networks) | Summarize networks in groups. |
| [![](/icons/firewall_groups_hosts.png)](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/hosts) | [Hosts](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/hosts) | Add different host entries for a later usage. |
| [![](/icons/firewall_groups_host_network_groups.png)](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/groups) | [Network- /Host Groups](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/groups) | Here you can create groups for existing hosts or networks. |
| [![](/icons/gears.png)](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/service) | [Services](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/service) | How to define protocols and ports for groups. |
| [![](/icons/gadgets.png)](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/servicegroups) | [Service Groups](/configuration/firewall/fwgroups/servicegroups) | How to create templates for service groups can be found here. |