Managing firewall protection
|Article:HOWTO55053|||||Created: 2011-06-29|||||Updated: 2011-12-16|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55053|
The firewall allows the incoming network traffic and outgoing network traffic that you specify in firewall policy. The Symantec Endpoint Protection firewall policy contains rules and protection settings, most of which you can enable or disable and configure.
Table: Manage firewall protection describes ways in which you can manage your firewall protection. All of these tasks are optional.
Table: Manage firewall protection
Read about firewall protection
Before you configure your firewall protection, you should familiarize yourself with the firewall.
See How a firewall works.
Create a firewall policy
Symantec Endpoint Protection installs with a default firewall policy. You can modify the default policy or create new ones.
You must create a policy first before you configure firewall rules and firewall protection settings for that policy.
Create and customize firewall rules
Firewall rules are the policy components that control how the firewall protects client computers from malicious attacks.
The default firewall policy contains default firewall rules. And when you create a new policy, Symantec Endpoint Protection provides default firewall rules. However, you can modify the default rules or create new ones.
See About firewall rules.
Enable firewall protection settings
After the firewall has completed certain operations, control is passed to a number of components. Each component is designed to perform a different type of packet analysis.
Monitor firewall protection
Regularly monitor the firewall protection status on your computers.
See the knowledge base article Network Threat Protection Firewall Overview and Best Practices White Paper.
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