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No time based firewall rules in SEP 12.1 SBE?

Created: 22 Apr 2013 | 8 comments

I had a request to block a website during office hours. How can I achieve that since there's no time column in firewall rules configuration screen?

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.Brian's picture

I don't believe that option is available in SBE, only the Enterprise version.

This KB Article describes how to do it but it only applies to Enterprise, I don't see one for SBE which usually means it doesn't apply

Scheduling when a firewall rule is active

Article:HOWTO80725  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80725

 

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Labulabi2's picture

Thank you for the clarification. I wonder if there's a workaround? Any ideas, anyone? Registry, perhaps?

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

The Time Feature in the Firewall is not available in the Small Business Edition of SEP 12.1 and since the feature is not there, you would not have the registry as well.

Perhaps, you can migrate to the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 (Enterprise)

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Mithun Sanghavi
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.Brian's picture

There is no workaround. You would need to upgrade to SEP Enterprise.

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Labulabi2's picture

Ok, then. Thanks. I wish Sym would update the product selector so that it'd ask the buyer about the features needed instead of just ask how many license required. *Just my 2 cents*.

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

You can refer this article as well:

This info provides a summary of major features and compare the SEP  12.1 Small business Edition and SEP 12.1 Enterprise Edition.

Feature comparison between SEP 12.1 SBE and EE

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/f...

Chetan Savade
Sr Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

I understand your requirements.

However, as of now this is by design.

Secondly, you could any time create an IDEA / Enhancement Request which would be pushed to the Symantec Product Team:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/node/add/idea

(Note: To access the above link, you may need to Login to SymAccount)

You could also check the IDEA section - https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/security/ideas

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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