Cloud SWG: Location Country Geolocation Change

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A change to geolocation policy evaluation is coming that may affect your policy execution. Currently, policy determines the geolocation of a Cloud SWG Location by looking up the geolocation of the source IP address of the connecting device (such as your firewall’s public IP).

Between April 8, 2024 and May 1, 2024 we will roll out changes to Cloud SWG that will gradually alter the behavior of how geolocation policies are applied to traffic from site-to-cloud VPN connections. The new behavior uses the country you specified in the Location configuration as the basis for any geolocation policy evaluation, providing you with improved control. Note that although policy also supports geo-location in destinations, this change will only affect "any geolocation determination in policy source conditions" when the client is from a fixed location. Currently, policy determines the geolocation of a Cloud SWG Location using a run-time geolocation lookup against a geolocation service, which can sometimes be inaccurate.


The change will only impact you if you have, or plan to add, policies that rely on geolocation in source condition and you use site-to-cloud VPN connections for traffic steering to Cloud SWG (IPSec firewalls, proxy forwarding or explicit PAC files). If this applies to you, we strongly recommend auditing the country you configured in each of your Cloud SWG Locations to ensure that they represent the desired locale.

For example, if you discover that a Cloud SWG Location for an office physically located in India is configured with the country as “United States,” you should consider updating the country to India so that it matches the actual physical location. Any policies designed to execute when the user’s country is India will then work properly.


Gradual change between April 8, 2024 and May 1, 2024.


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Affected components
  • Cloud Secure Web Gateway
    • Point of Presence (POP) - Americas
      • Buenos Aires, Argentina (GARBA)
      • Columbia, South Carolina (GUSCO)
      • Dallas, Texas (GUSDA)
      • Des Moines, Iowa (GUSDM)
      • Las Vegas, Nevada (GUSLV)
      • Los Angeles, California (GUSLA)
      • Mexico City, Mexico (GMXMC)
      • Montreal, Canada (GCAMO)
      • Portland, Oregon (GUSPO)
      • Sao Paulo, Brazil (GBRSP)
      • Toronto, Canada (GCATO)
      • Washington, DC (GUSAS)
      • Bogota, Colombia (GCOBO)
    • Point of Presence (POP) - APAC
      • Auckland, New Zealand (GNZAU)
      • Bangkok, Thailand (GTHBA)
      • Beijing, China (ACNBJ)
      • Delhi, India (GINDE)
      • Hanoi, Vietnam (GVNHA)
      • Hong Kong (GCNHK)
      • Islamabad, Pakistan (GPKIS)
      • Jakarta, Indonesia (GIDJK)
      • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GMYKL)
      • Manila, Philippines (GPHMA)
      • Melbourne, Australia (GAUME)
      • Mumbai, India (GINMU)
      • Osaka, Japan (GJPOS)
      • Seoul, South Korea (GKRSE)
      • Shanghai, China (ACNSH)
      • Singapore (GSGRS)
      • Sydney, Australia (GAUSY)
      • Taipei, Taiwan (GTWTA)
      • Tokyo, Japan (GJPTK)
    • Point of Presence (POP) - Europe And The Middle East
      • Abu Dhabi, UAE (GAEAD)
      • Amsterdam, the Netherlands (GNLAM)
      • Ankara, Turkey (GTRAN)
      • Athens, Greece (GGRAT)
      • Brussels, Belgium (GBEBR)
      • Bucharest, Romania (GROBU)
      • Copenhagen, Denmark (GDKCP)
      • Dover, England (GGBDO)
      • Dubai, UAE (GAEDX)
      • Dublin, Ireland (GIEDU)
      • Frankfurt, Germany (GDEFR)
      • Helsinki, Finland (GFIHE)
      • Lisbon, Portugal (GPTLI)
      • London, England (GGBLO)
      • Madrid, Spain (GESTO) ( Previously Madrid, Spain (GESMA))
      • Manama, Bahrain (GBHMA)
      • Milan, Italy (GITMI)
      • Milan, Italy (GITMO)
      • Nicosia, Cyprus (GCYNI)
      • Oslo, Norway (GNOOS)
      • Paris, France (GFRPA)
      • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (GSARI)
      • Stockholm, Sweden (GSESK)
      • Tel Aviv, Israel (GILTA)
      • Valletta, Malta (GMTVA)
      • Vienna, Austria (GATVI)
      • Warsaw, Poland (GPOWA)
      • Zurich, Switzerland (GCHZU)
      • Ljubljana, Slovenia (GSILJ)
      • Zagreb, Croatia (GHRZA)
      • Belgrade, Serbia (GSRBE)
      • Tallinn, Estonia (GEETA1)
      • Vilnius, Lithuania(GLTVI)
      • Riga, Latvia (GLVRI)
      • Dammam, Saudi Arabia (GSADA)
    • Point of Presence (POP) - Africa
      • Abuja, Nigeria (GNGAB)
      • Accra, Ghana (GGHAC)
      • Algiers, Algeria (GDZAL)
      • Cairo, Egypt (GEGCA)
      • Dakar, Senegal (GSNDA)
      • Gaborone, Botswana (GBWGA)
      • Harare, Zimbabwe (GZWHA)
      • Johannesburg, South Africa GZASO (Previously Johannesburg GZAJB)
      • Lilongwe, Malawi (GMWLI)
      • Luanda, Angola (GAOLU)
      • Lusaka, Zambia (GZMLU)
      • Maputo, Mozambique (GMZMA)
      • Nairobi, Kenya (GKENA)
      • Port Louis, Mauritius (GMUPL)
      • Rabat, Morocco (GMARA)
      • Tunis, Tunisia (GTNTU)
      • Windhoek, Namibia (GNAWI)