Shieldcore Systems Technical Documentation.
Purpose of this document
The purpose of this document is to guide the end-user of a Shieldcore™ Network Appliances using the Porthog™ GUI to configure and manage a network. We will explain how to quickly get started using the device, and then review each view of the user interface.
This document is intended for System Administrators, Network Administrators, and anyone else with a good grasp of internet networking concepts.
If you wish to jump directly into the Porthog™ GUI you may refer to the following guide.
Currently there are three flavors of the 1800 Series product line.
MSA1806: The MSA1806 is equipped with a SSD drive and Six network ports. This appliance is designed to be positioned in the Enterprise or high demand network. This appliance is designed for the Managed Services solution.
ISD1804: The ISD1804 is primarily designed for the SMB and branch office. The ISD does not have an SSD drive and it only has four network ports.
H2O1804: The H2O is specifically designed for the small branch office or home office. It is designed as a managed VPN endpoint.
The Console Utility includes several menu options which allows an administrator to manage the 1800 Series Appliance outside of the Porthog™ GUI. Some of the tools the console utility provies is the ability to Reset Admin Password, Configure Network, Restart Services, System Statistics and Reset Factory Defaults. The following chapters instruct an administrator on Accessing the Console Utility and Navigating the Console.
Accessing the Console Utility Navigating the Console Reset Admin Password Configure Network Restart Services Tech Support Mode System Statistics Reset Factory Defaults Securing the Console Utility
Porthog™ 1.0 Software Users Manual
The first time you connect to a new Shieldcore™ Porthog™ with a supported web browser, you will be guided through an initial QuickStart system configuration. You will be required to log into the device using the default username and password, choose an operating language for your Porthog™, Setup your internet connection, configure the date and time, and create a VPN server certificate authority.
Porthog™'s hardware admin features are simple and easy to access from anywhere within the admin user interface. We will go over how to use the main Porthog™ Dashboard, as well as how to log into, log out out, restart, and shutdown the device.
The network section of the Porthog™ UI is where you configure all of your ethernet devices, pseudo network interfaces, and static routing. It is also where you configure Porthog™'s high availability features such as Ethernet Bonding and High Availability Nodes.
Network Overview Managing IP Addresses IP Routing Ethernet VLAN Ethernet Bridging Ethernet Bonding High Availability PPP Over Ethernet (PPPoE)
Firewall Overview Interface Rulesets Creating Port Forwards Creating Firewall Rules Connection State Tracking
Expert Firewall Control
Managing Rulesets Managing Address Tables Creating Firewall Rules Importing, Exporting, Editing the PF.CONF