Creating an allow application rule in a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) firewall policy
|Article:TECH104526|||||Created: 2008-01-31|||||Updated: 2010-01-16|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104526|
How can I create an application rule in a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) firewall policy to allow custom applications to work across the network ?
Network Threat Protection rules are blocking a legitimate application from accessing the network, and you wish to allow this legitimate traffic.
The Network Threat Protection component is working as designed, but will require custom tuning to allow a specific application's traffic.
To resolve this issue, follow the steps given below -
- Log in to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Console
- On the Left side pane, select Policies
- In the Center pane, select Firewall
- Double-click the policy that you want to modify
- On the left, select Rules
- At the bottom, click Add Rule
- Click the Next button three times
- On the 'Define an Application' page you must enter the full path of the executable file related to the application you wish to allow into the File Name field,
e.g. C:\Program Files\ABCDE\*
- Click the Next
- Click Finish
- Highlight the rule that you just created
- At the bottom of this page click the Move Up button and continue to click the Move Up button till this rule is at the top of your list.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104526