About firewall settings for the Mac client
The firewall settings that are included in the
Symantec Endpoint Protectionclient for Mac are as follows:
- Firewall smart rules
- Custom firewall rules
These settings are only configurable by the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manageradministrator. The firewall is only available to managed clients.
The firewall is included with the
Symantec Endpoint Protectionclient for Mac as of version 14.2.
Firewall smart rules
Firewall smart rules provide protection to prevent common types of attack. They also allow traffic on specific protocols when the Mac makes the initial request on that protocol.
Protection settings include:
Traffic protocols include:
Symantec Endpoint Protectionfirewall for Mac does not integrate with the operating system's built-in firewall. Instead, it runs in parallel. The operating system firewall inspects at the Application layer, while the
Symantec Endpoint Protectionfirewall inspects at lower levels (Network and Transport).
Symantec Endpoint Protectionfirewall for Mac does not offer peer-to-peer blocking rules, though you could create these in part through custom firewall rules.
Custom firewall rules
Custom firewall rules allow the administrator to create the rules that involve various attributes of the network traffic.