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Firewall

Firewall
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This solution addresses Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection

The Webroot firewall monitors data traffic traveling out of your managed endpoints' ports. It looks for untrusted processes that try to connect to the Internet and steal personal information. It works with the Windows firewall, which monitors data traffic coming into your managed endpoints. With both the Webroot and Windows firewall turned on, data on your managed endpoints has complete inbound and outbound protection.

The Webroot firewall is preconfigured to filter traffic on your managed endpoints. It works in the background without disrupting normal activities. If the firewall detects unrecognized traffic, it opens an alert. You can either block the traffic or allow it to proceed.
 
Firewall setting
Description

Enabled
Turns the Firewall on and off.

Firewall level
Default Allow: Allows all processes to connect to the Internet, unless explicitly blocked.
Warn unknown and infected: Warns if any new, untrusted processes connect to the Internet, if the endpoint is infected.
Warn unknown: Warns if a new, untrusted process connects to the Internet.
Default Block: Warns if any process connects to the Internet, unless explicitly blocked.

Show firewall management warnings
Controls the alert shown by SecureAnywhere when the Windows firewall is off:
  • On. The user sees an alert when SecureAnywhere detects that the Windows firewall is off.
  • Off. No alert appears when the Windows firewall is off.
Show firewall process warnings
Controls the firewall alerts. If this is setting is Off, no firewall alerts appear. This option works in conjunction with the Firewall Level settings. For example, if Show firewall process warnings and Default Block options are both set to On, the endpoint user sees an alert if a new process tries to connect. If Show Firewall process warnings is set to Off, no alert appears to the endpoint user and the process is allowed.

 

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