Getting started with engine elements

Engine elements are used for the configuration and management of your Firewalls, IPS engines, and Layer 2 Firewalls.

Engine elements contain settings that cannot be reused in the configuration of other components, such as the network interface configuration. Engine elements also determine which reusable elements are included in the configuration of a particular component. (For example, a component can send its log data to the Log Server, which is a reusable element.) All engines are centrally configured and controlled through the Management Server.

If you are configuring new engine elements for the first time, follow the instructions in the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall Installation Guide.