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Firewall and Application Control Policy to Block Peer to Peer Applications

Created: 11 Nov 2009 • Updated: 14 Nov 2009 | 9 comments
Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture
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  I have attached the Firewall and Application Control policy  Policy to Block Peer to Peer Applications as per this article


Import the Policy from your Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and Assign it to the groups you want.

Note:Default Template has been taken for both the Policies only addition is the new Firewall rule was added for P2P applications and Block Application from running have been modified for blocking P2P applications.

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jomargonzales's picture

Thanks for the policy!

Jomar Gonzales

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Prashant Thumar's picture

Thanks a lot for such a valuable information.


Prashant Thumar

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illusion's picture

Template has been taken for both the Policies only addition is the new Firewall rule was added for P2P applications 

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cmptekinc's picture

Hey guys,

I followed the instructions above as well as in the link that Vikram provided, it does seem to work. Tested with installing Limewire, it did actually install but failed to connect.. good....
My issue is that I don't receive an e-mail alert when this rule blocks files listed in the rule....
I checked and verified that my e-mail address is setup  in Admin > Edit Administrator Properties
I also selected "Send e-mail alert" in the properties of the rule itself.
Am I missing something ?

Thanks in advance.

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brett.simpson-123's picture

So I run into an issue where users rename the offending exe's after they download them (those that can function with a single exe). Wouldn't it be better for the App policy to block the file and folder access attempts to the named files rather than to do a process block? Or would you need both to prevent it from launching and from changing the file?

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AR Sharma's picture

Useful Stuff

Thanks & Regards,

AR Sharma, CISSP

IBM Certified System Admin- Lotus Domino V7

ITIL V2 Certified

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kishorilal1986's picture

Hi Vikram sir,

valuable applications, can you provide some information while implementing the SEPM and SEP on endpoints. how it can be configured to perform best other than virus defination updates which is must.



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