Enabling and disabling a firewall policy

Article:HOWTO81310  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81310
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Enabling and disabling a firewall policy

Firewall policies are automatically enabled when you create them. You can disable a firewall policy as needed, and then enable it again. You must enable a firewall policy for it to be active.

You might want to disable the firewall for any of the following reasons:

  • You install an application that might cause the firewall to block it.

  • A firewall rule or firewall setting blocks an application due to an administrator's mistake.

  • The firewall causes network connectivity-related issues.

  • The firewall might slow down the client computer.

You should enable at least the default firewall protection to keep your computers protected during remote client installation.

See About enabling and disabling protection when you need to troubleshoot problems.

To enable or disable a firewall policy

  1. In the console, click Policies.

  2. On the Policies page, select the Firewall policy, and then right-click Edit.

  3. In the policy, click Firewall Rules.

  4. In the policy, check Enable this Firewall Policy to enable the policy; uncheck it to disable it.

  5. Click OK.

See Creating a firewall policy

See Managing firewall protection.

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