How to add a rule to a Cloud Security Group

Note: This article relates to a product currently in beta testing.

Security rules are IP filters that define networking access to an instance. It is an individual component within a security group that defines specific traffic types and their allowed direction (ingress or egress).

By combining multiple rules within a security group, a customised virtual firewall is created to effectively control access to instances and enhance their security.

Note: Adding a rule to a security group can leave the instance vulnerable to attack or expose sensitive data. Before proceeding, carefully review the impact of adding the rule.


  • 1
    Log in to your xneelo Cloud dashboard.  
  • 2
    Using the menu on the left, navigate to the Security Groups page Network > Security Groups  
  • 3
    On the right-hand side of the list of security groups, click on the Manage Rules button in the Actions column.  
  • 4
    On the right-hand side above the list of rules, click on + Add Rule   
  • 5
    From the Rule dropdown menu, choose the rule you want to add.  
  • 6
    Complete the necessary details for the rule.  
  • 7
    Click the Add button to save the rule.