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Updated on 2024-05-10 GMT+08:00

Step 1: Purchase CFW

You can purchase CFW in yearly/monthly mode.

Edition Description

CFW provides the standard edition, and the professional edition. You can use access control, intrusion prevention, traffic analysis, and log audit functions on the console.

Table 1 Editions





Protected EIPs at Internet boundary

20 (expandable)

50 (expandable)

Peak protection traffic at Internet boundary

10 Mbit/s (expandable)

50 Mbit/s (expandable)

Protected VPCs


2 (expandable)

Max. peak protection traffic between VPCs


200 Mbit/s (can be increased with the number of VPCs)

Access traffic control

ACL access control for public network assets (based on IP addresses, domain names, domain groups, and geographical locations)

North-south traffic protection and cloud resource (including EIP) protection against risks on the Internet

North-south traffic audit and log query

East-west traffic protection, asset protection between VPCs, and full traffic analysis


East-west traffic monitoring to obtain inter-VPC traffic data in real time


Protection policies

Intrusion prevention system (IPS)

Custom IPS signature database


Virtual patching

Sensitive directories and reverse shells



Purchasing a Firewall in Yearly/Monthly Mode

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner of the management console and select a region or project.
  3. In the navigation pane on the left, click and choose Security & Compliance > Cloud Firewall. The Dashboard page will be displayed.
  4. Click Buy CFW and configure parameters on the Buy CFW page. For more information, see Table 2.

    Table 2 Yearly/Monthly CFW parameters




    Region where the CFW is to be purchased.


    CFW can be used in the selected region only. To use CFW in another region, switch to the corresponding region and then purchase it. For details about the regions where CFW is available, see Can CFW Be Used Across Clouds or Regions?



    • Standard
    • Professional

      For details about the differences between versions, see Editions.


    Direct engine. You can implement fine-grained application control, for example, by using policies and limiting sessions. You can also take advantage of intrusion prevention, virus filtering, and defense functions to enhance access security, defend against attacks, and identify and control applications.

    Add EIP Protection Capacity

    (Optional) Number of additional EIPs to be protected. Value range: 0 to 2000


    By default, 20 public IP addresses are protected by the standard edition (included in the package fee). If you have 65 public IP addresses, you only need to enter 45.

    Add Peak Traffic Protection Capacity

    (Optional) Additional peak inbound or outbound traffic. The value range is 0 to 5000 Mbit/s per month. (The value must be an integer multiple of 5.)

    • By default, up to 10 Mbit/s per month is protected by the standard edition (included in the package fee). If your protection traffic is 200 Mbit/s per month, you only need to enter 190 Mbit/s per month.
    • The protection traffic is determined based on the maximum inbound or outbound traffic, whichever is higher.

    Enterprise Project

    Select an enterprise project from the drop-down list.

    This option is only available if you have logged in using an enterprise account, or if you have enabled enterprise projects. To use this function, Enable Enterprise Center. You can use an enterprise project to centrally manage your cloud resources and members by project.


    Value default indicates the default enterprise project. Resources that are not allocated to any enterprise projects under your account are displayed in the default enterprise project.

    Firewall Name

    Firewall name.

    It must meet the following requirements:
    • Only letters (A to Z and a to z), numbers (0 to 9), spaces, and the following characters are allowed: -_
    • The value can contain 1 to 48 characters.

    Advanced Settings

    Tag: You can use a tag for multiple cloud resources. You are advised to predefine tags in TMS. For details, see Resource Tag Overview.

    If your organization has configured a tag policy for CFW, you need to add tags in compliance with the policy. If a tag does not comply with the tag policies, firewall instance creation may fail. Contact your organization administrator to learn more about tag policies.

    Required Duration

    Service duration.

    After selecting a duration, you can select Auto-renew. If you select and agree to service auto renewal, the system automatically generates a renewal order based on the subscription period and renews the service before it expires. Note the Auto-Renewal Rules when enabling auto-renewal.

  1. Confirm the purchase information and click Buy Now.
  2. Confirm the order details, select I have read and agreed to the Huawei Cloud Firewall Service Statement, and click Next.
  3. Select a payment method and pay for your order.

Effective Conditions

Your CFW instance is purchased when your instance edition and its quota information are shown in the upper left corner of the management console.