What is the purpose of [updateservices] firewall service?

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What is the purpose of [updateservices] firewall service?

Hi, 


I found firewall service [updateservices] in couple of PMCs. 
What is this, and what should it be used for? Does this exist by default, or has someone added it manually?


Was building a new firewall profile, and while testing, I noticed that I could reach scopes that was not white listed. Found out, that [updateservices] allows me to connect for example our limited access web servers in port 8080. 

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Re: What is the purpose of [updateservices] firewall service?

Just installed a fresh copy of PMC 13.11 and "[updateservices]" is present. What is this?
By the looks of it, it allows all the traffic trough the firewall, and renders the whole firewall useless, if you happen to use this by mistake. 

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Re: What is the purpose of [updateservices] firewall service?

That service is designed to allow the client to fetch Updates from PMS/F-Secure, even if it is switched into etwork quarantine, which can be enabled from Internet Shield/Network Quarantine (advanced view).


Network Quarantine happens after xx days old updates. It blocks all inbound and outbound traffic except communication with PMS/Update services.

Matthias
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Re: What is the purpose of [updateservices] firewall service?

Thanks, now it makes sense Smiley Happy
Where do you define [updateservers] or is it the servers configured in client security client?
Would like to have a list of [] services and hosts (like [MyDNS]), could be usefull when configuring a new profile