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Firewall Rules from Group Policy to Symantec Firewall

Created: 20 Feb 2013 • Updated: 20 Feb 2013 | 6 comments
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Hi All,

Good Day..

We are using Sep 12.1 RU1 MP1 and currently our firewall is managed by Group policy and having more than 1000 rules, and we are planning to use Symantec Firewall. Is there any way to replicate the same rules from Group policy to Symantec Firewall?

Any Idea ..

Thanks in Advance


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Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Not possible. Windows Firewall Policies Rules could not be imported to the Symantec Firewall Policies.

In your case, you could have to manually create Firewall Policies Rules within the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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ᗺrian's picture

This would need to be done maually as there is no way to import a ruleset from the Windows fw

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SebastianZ's picture

Importing the windows firewall policies to SEP Firewall or the other way round is unfortunately not possible. Beside manually creating the firewall rules on SEPM  you can consider as well an option of running windows firewall and SEP partial NTP components - IPS in this case - have a look at some reference:

About Windows Firewall and Symantec Endpoint Protection's NTP

One circumstance in which customers may wish to implement such a solution is if Windows Firewall is being used for firewall protection and the IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) components of SEP are desired.