How to use Windows 7 DirectAccess with F-Secure firewall turned on?

JouniJouni Posts: 135 F-Secure Product Expert

To set up the F-Secure firewall for DirectAccess from Policy Manager Console:

1. Windows Firewall needs to be turned on, so you need to change this setting from the policy:
PMC advanced mode -> F-Secure Internet Shield -> Settings -> Installation -> Disable Windows Firewall -> No (Final)

2. From Policy Manager, change IPV6 traffic filtering options to Normal, setting is here:
PMC advanced mode -> F-Secure Internet Shield -> Settings -> Firewall Engine -> IPV6 Filtering Mode -> Normal (Final)

3. On Policy tab choose F-Secure Internet Shield -> Settings -> Services table, and edit LDAP service in the following way:

  • Rename LDAP to LDAP UDP, for example;
  • On the next page change IP protocol to UDP(17);
  • On the next page change Initiator ports to >0. Click Finish;


4. On Policy tab choose F-Secure Internet Shield -> Settings -> Rules table, and modify Security Level in use so, that it will contain the following rules:
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Note: TCP Service could be restricted to use only the ports needed to communicate with Policy Manager. Default ports are 80, 8080 and 8081.

Note: On the client side make sure that those policies were received. Also check that Windows Firewall profile in use is turned on(only those rules which are required for MS Direct Access).



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