Rules are processed in top-to-bottom ordering. You can change the order of the rules in the list.

About this task

For any traffic attempting to pass through the firewall, the packet information is subjected to the rules in the order shown in the rules table, beginning at the top and proceeding to the default rules at the bottom. In some cases, the order of precedence of two or more rules might be important in determining the traffic flow.

You can move a custom rule up or down in the table. The default rule is always at the bottom of the table and cannot be moved.


  1. Select Firewall in the navigation panel.

    Ensure that you are in the General tab to add an L3 rule. Click the Ethernet tab to add an L2 rule.

  2. Right-click the number of the rule you want to move.
  3. Select Move Up or Move Down.

    The rule will shift up or down one position.