How do I create a custom firewall rule (service) for F-Secure Client Security?

Issue:

How to create a custom firewall rule (service)?

Resolution:

To create a custom firewall rule over the Policy Manager Console:

For Client Security 14

  1. Open the Policy Manager Console and go to the Settings-tab
  2. Go to Firewall, using Standard view (changeable in the upper right corner)
  3. Make sure the 14.X clients-tab is selected
  4. Select the profile you want to edit from the Profile being edited-dropdown menu (if the list only contains the default profiles, clone the one you want to use as a base as the defaults can't be modified)
  5. Click Add rule on the right of the firewall rules list and create the rule as needed (see step 6 if the service required is missing)
  6. If the service you want to add is missing, click on Configure network services below the firewall rule list. Click Add and follow the steps to add a new firewall service
  7. Check the Enabled-checkbox to the left of the rule name to make sure that it is in use
  8. Distribute the new policy by clicking the symbol in the upper left corner of the interface, or by pressing Ctrl+D

For Client Security 13
  1. Open the Policy Manager Console and go to the Settings-tab 
  2. Go to the Advanced view
  3. Select F-Secure Internet Shield 
  4. Go to Settings and select Services
  5. Press Add and create a custom rule
  6. Go to Rules and select the firewall Security Level you want to work with
  7. Press Add before/Add after and select the rule you have created
  8. Distribute the new policy by clicking the symbol in the upper left corner of the interface, or by pressing Ctrl+D
Note: Make sure, that the correct Security Level is assigned to the workstations: <F-Secure Internet Shield>Security Level> Active Security Level>.


To create a custom firewall rule locally on the workstation:

In Client Security 14

In versions 14.00 and later, rules are added through the Windows firewall settings. You can reach them through the Client Security user interface:
  1. Open F-Secure Client Security
  2. Click on Tools
  3. Click on Firewall settings
  4. Click on the Change Windows Firewall settings...-link to be brought to the Windows firewall settings
In Client Security 13
  1. Open F-Secure Client Security
  2. Go to Settings and select Internet Connection
  3. Go to Firewall and select Services
  4. Press Add and create a custom rule
  5. Go back to Firewall and select Rules
  6. Select the firewall Security Level you want to work with
  7. Press Add and select the rule you have created
  8. Press OK

Additional information can be found here:

Article no: 000002698

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