Firewall Rules and IP Tools


#1

Is there a functional difference between Firewall Rules and IP Tools?

If I whitelist an IP using the IP tools, would this be the same as an ALLOW in the Firewall Rules? Or is the firewall rules a wider net that allows to bypass the manager WAF rules?

Thanks.


#2

Firewall rules allow you to define rules based on a variety of conditions whereas Access rules only work with network addresses and country codes.

It should, emphasis on should. The different rule engines are only partially consolidated at the moment and there might be still contradicting configurations. Cloudflare announced a tighter integration and I presume this will arrive in Q2 or Q3. @alexcf can certainly shed light here.