Configure Firewall Settings

The Firewall screen displays your existing local firewall settings and the Network card list table. The table shows the IP addresses of all network cards on your computer and the firewall policies associated with them. A different firewall policy can apply to each network card.

If you have the privilege, you can perform the following tasks:

To configure firewall features:

  1. Under Settings, enable firewall. If enabled, you can also enable the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and display the notification message when a firewall violation occurs.

  1. Click Apply.

To modify the client security level:

  1. Under Network card list, click Edit.

  2. In the new screen that displays, select the security level. The security level does not apply to traffic specified under Exception.

  3. Click Apply.

To modify security level exceptions:

  1. Under Network card list, click Edit.

  2. In the new screen that displays, go to Exception rule list, and then click the buttons for adding, editing or deleting an exception.

To add or edit:

  1. Specify the following:

  2. Exception name

  3. Action OfficeScan will take on traffic, and the traffic direction

  4. Type of protocol

  5. Port numbers for the exception. Use a comma (,) to separate port numbers.

  6. Client computer IP addresses. For example, if you select Deny network traffic and type the IP for a computer on the network, your computer will not be able to connect to that IP address. You can type a host name and OfficeScan can resolve the IP address for you.

  7. Application exceptions. Verify the name and full paths entered. Application exception does not support wildcards.

  1. Click Save.

  1. Click Apply.

To disable the OfficeScan firewall:

  1. Clear the Enable firewall check box. The other two check boxes also become disabled.

  2. You can also disable the firewall from the system tray. Right-click the OfficeScan icon and select Disable Firewall.

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