Microgateway filtering rules


Airlock Microgateway has a sophisticated filtering engine which is based on an allow and deny rules concept.

First, a request must pass the allow rules. In a second step the deny rules are checked. The request is only sent to the back-end if no allow and deny rule block the request.


The illustration shows that, if the request has been blocked because of allow rules, the request is not processed anymore. Only if the allow or deny rule are in log only mode, the request will be forwarded to the back-end, although it would be normally blocked.


What's next

With these basic concepts in mind, integration of a web application behind Airlock Microgateway is straightforward. Chapter Integration and its subchapters provide useful instructions for the integration steps.