Forefront Client Security Update with Windows Firewall check


The Forefront Client Security Team writes:


 


Today we published another Security State Assessment (SSA) definition update on Microsoft Update!


Included in this release is a new check that will provide visibility into end-user configuration of the Windows Firewall. When used with Group Policy, this new functionality aids in firewall management.


 


The Windows Firewall check reports on:


·         Firewall status (on/off)


·         User-defined exceptions


·         Applicability to each network interface


 


Determining firewall status:


·         If Windows Firewall is disabled on any network interface, the score is “High”


·         If Windows Firewall is configured by Group Policy, the score is “Informational


 


Visibility into firewall exceptions:


·         Enumerates each port and application exception


·         Any exception not configured via Group Policy, the score is “Medium”


·         If configured by Group Policy, the score is “Informational”


 


There’s more…


 

Comments (6)

  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

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  4. Anonymous says:

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  5. Anonymous says:

    The information you provide about the firewall has really help me thanks.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Forefront Client Security Update with Windows Firewall check
    thank you