This chapter introduces the concepts essential for your Shieldoo Secure Network administrators (admins).
Shieldoo Secure Network provides administrators with the following configuration modes:
- Admin - Allows you to quickly set up your network without configuring any traffic restrictions. All network nodes (users or servers) can access each other by default.
- Admin | Expert - Allows advanced users to secure the network by establishing rules for filtering incoming and outgoing traffic passing between the network and its nodes (users and servers). See the Access Management chapter to learn how to enable Expert Mode.
Users in a Shieldoo Secure Network are clients that can connect to servers in network.
To learn how to invite users to your Shieldoo Secure Network, see the Users chapter.
Servers in a Shieldoo Secure Network are devices to which users or other servers can connect.
- Attached Services are devices that run on the local network of a server (configured in Shieldoo) but on which Shieldoo cannot be installed (e.g. a printer). Shieldoo lets you directly connect to such services without connecting to their servers.
To learn how to install servers and attached services in your Shieldoo Secure Network, see the Servers chapter.
Access Management Features
The following features allow you to secure your Shieldoo Secure Network:
- Groups - A group is a mechanism that maps specific firewall rules to specific nodes (users and servers).
- Firewalls - A firewall configures rules that determine which traffic can pass between the network and its nodes (users and servers).
- Access Cards - An access card maps firewall rules and groups to specific nodes (servers and users).
In other words, it determines what nodes can access the network.
See the Access Management chapter to learn more about the listed features.