Firewall Privileges

Allow users to configure their own firewall settings. All user-configured settings cannot be overridden by settings deployed from the OfficeScan server. For example, if the user disables Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and you enable IDS on the OfficeScan server, IDS remains disabled on the OfficeScan client computer.

Enable the following settings to allow users to configure the firewall:

  • Display the Firewall tab on the client console

    The Firewall tab displays all firewall settings on the OfficeScan client and allows users with firewall privileges to configure their own settings.

  • Allow users to enable/disable the firewall, Intrusion Detection System, and the firewall violation notification message

    The OfficeScan firewall protects clients and servers on the network using stateful inspection, high performance network virus scanning, and elimination. If you grant users the privilege to enable or disable the firewall and its features, warn them not to disable the firewall for an extended period of time to avoid exposing the computer to intrusions and hacker attacks.

    If you do not grant users the privileges, the firewall settings you configure from the OfficeScan server web console display under Network card list on the OfficeScan client console.

  • Allow clients to send firewall logs to the OfficeScan server

    Select this option to analyze traffic the OfficeScan firewall blocks and allows.