About the OfficeScan Firewall

The OfficeScan firewall protects agents and servers on the network using stateful inspection and high performance network virus scanning. Through the central management console, you can create rules to filter connections by application, IP address, port number, or protocol, and then apply the rules to different groups of users.


You can enable, configure, and use the OfficeScan firewall on Windows XP endpoints that also have Windows Firewall enabled. However, manage policies carefully to avoid creating conflicting firewall policies and producing unexpected results. See the Microsoft documentation for details on Windows Firewall.

The OfficeScan firewall includes the following key features and benefits: