The 'Firewall' policy allows you to block specific applications, Internet addresses or ports.
- Select the group you wish to set the policy for, and open ‘Advanced Policies’ from the ‘Group’ toolbar.
- Click ‘Add’ in the top left corner of the window.
- In the 'Policy Name' field, enter a name for the policy you are about to create.
- Ensure the 'Firewall Policy' is selected.
- The policy name you entered will then appear in the left-hand side of the window.
- Click on the policy name to select it.
- With your policy selected, click the 'Add' button on the right-hand side of the window.
- This will open the 'Add/Edit Policy Item' window.
- There are three fields that you can populate here.
- Each field is pre-populated with an example of the entries you can add here.
Enter into this field the name of the application that you wish to block access to, i.e. 'winword.exe' (Microsoft Word), 'calc.exe' (Calculator), 'chrome.exe' (Google Chrome). You can use asterisks (*) in this field to act as wildcards.
Enter into this field specific Internet Addresses or IP Addresses that you wish to block access to. You can use asterisks (*) in this field to act as wildcards.
Enter into this field specific Ports that you wish to block access to. You can use asterisks (*) in this field to act as wildcards.
- Once you have configured your policy, click on 'Add'.
- Your policy item will then be added to your newly created 'Firewall' policy.
- By default, your new policy is set to 'Disabled'.
- Use the 'Status' drop-down list in order to set your policy to 'Enabled'.
- You can also set the policy to 'Scheduled', which allows you to set specific times during which this policy will be active.