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Windows Firewall

I noticed the Windows Firewall integration with v14 Client Security.  We have firewall disabled in GPO.  Should it be enabled in GPO now?  Also, do policies override GPO firewall settings or can we set policies in GPO and/or Client Security?


  • SethuSethu Posts: 585
    Accepted Answer

    Hello @farmersLSD


    Yes, F-Secure firewall is replaced with the Windows firewall engine. It is automatically turned on after installing Client Security 14.00, unless explicitly disabled in the policies.


    Firewall profiles are only managed centrally and cannot be modified locally. If allowed, local users can configure the firewall using the Windows Firewall interface.


    So you must have Windows Firewall turned on for your network via Group Policy Object (GPO) to manage the firewall settings through Policy Manager. If Windows Firewall is turned off via GPO, Policy Manager cannot override those settings and the firewall policies will not be applied.

  • Thanks!  That's how I understood it to work, but wanted to verify.  We had it disabled in GPO to not cause conflicts with 13.11, so I'll turn it on and manage ports through the PM.  Thanks!

  • Rob-KRob-K Posts: 33

    I opened a new threat for handling the Firewall with mixed clients (13/14)

  • i found tutorial firewall in site

  • MJ-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098

    Please confige the GPO to have Windows Firewall undefined (neither "active" nor "inactive").
    V14 needs it, V13 should disable MS-FW when the F-Secure FW is active.

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