|Firewall policy / Basic firewall configuration|
By default, the firewall is enabled and blocks all non-essential traffic. Therefore, you should configure it to allow the applications you want to use, and test it before installing it on all computers. See the Sophos Enterprise Console policy setup guide for detailed advice.
For more information about the default firewall settings, see Sophos knowledgebase article 57757.
For information about preventing network bridging, see Device control policy.
For more information about role-based administration, see Managing roles and sub-estates.
To set up a basic firewall policy:
|Block inbound and outbound traffic||
|Block inbound and allow outbound traffic||
After you have set up the firewall, you can view firewall events (for example, applications blocked by the firewall) in the Firewall - Event Viewer. For details, see View firewall events.
The number of computers with events over a specified threshold within the last seven days is also displayed on the Dashboard.