24. Network & Policy » Whitelist Template¶
Whitelists were implemented because Wanguard Filter could decide to block types of traffic that you don’t want to be blocked. By default, during inbound attacks, destination ports and destination IP addresses are blocked only in worst-case scenarios when no other attack pattern is found. In some cases though, it’s better to let potential malicious traffic enter the network in order to avoid the blocking of critical traffic.
When a filtering rule matches a whitelist rule, the filtering rule will be reported with a white flag, but it won’t be applied to any firewall.