Managing firewall protection

The firewall allows the incoming network traffic and outgoing network traffic that you specify in the firewall policy. The
Symantec Endpoint Protection
firewall policy contains rules and protection settings, most of which you can enable or disable and configure.
Optional tasks to manage firewall protection
Task
Description
Read about firewall protection
Before you configure your firewall protection, you should familiarize yourself with the firewall. See:
Create a firewall policy
Symantec Endpoint Protection
installs with a default firewall policy. You can modify the default policy or create new ones.
You must create a policy first before you configure firewall rules and firewall protection settings for that policy. See:
Create and customize firewall rules
Firewall rules are the policy components that control how the firewall protects client computers from malicious attacks.
The default firewall policy contains default firewall rules. And when you create a new policy,
Symantec Endpoint Protection
provides default firewall rules. However, you can modify the default rules or create new ones. See:
Enable firewall protection settings
Monitor firewall protection
Regularly monitor the firewall protection status on your computers. See:
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