Managing firewall rules
Firewall rules control how the firewall protects computers from malicious incoming traffic and applications. The firewall checks all incoming packets and outgoing packets against the rules that you enable. It allows or blocks the packets based on the conditions that you specify in the firewall rule.
Symantec Endpoint Protectioninstalls with a default firewall policy that contains default rules. When you create a new firewall policy,
Symantec Endpoint Protectionprovides default firewall rules. You can modify any of the default rules or create new firewall rules if your administrator permits it, or if your client is unmanaged.
You must have at least one rule in a policy. But you can have as many rules as you need. You can enable or disable rules as needed. For example, you might want to disable a rule to perform troubleshooting and enable it when you are done.
The following table describes what you need to know to manage firewall rules.
Learn how firewall rules work and what makes up a firewall rule
Before you modify the firewall rules, you should understand the following information about how firewall rules work:
Add a new firewall rule
You can perform the following tasks to manage firewall rules:
Customize a firewall rule
After you create a new rule, or if you want to customize a default rule, you can modify any of the firewall rule criteria.