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Kudos0

Firewall Activities

Just Curious.

 

I see at lot of the following screen capture, relating to firewall activities.

 

I originally screen captured my default firewall rules as follows:-

 

Question:- When it says [ firewall configurations updated: 134 rules ]. Is the above firewall configuration being changed to suit current circumstances or does the 134 rules refer to something completely different.

 As I said, just curious ! Regards AK

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Kudos0

Re: Firewall Activities

photo762 -

The firewall rules being updated are for your program files.  As you run programs on your system N360 will add rules (or modify them) as it needs to based on program information received from Symantec.  For example, you start and run xyz.exe for the first time on your system after you install N360.  N360 will make rules automatically for this program based on a known program whitelist.  If the xyz.exe program has never been seen before by Norton, information on the program and its activity will be sent to Symantec for analysis.  Once analyzed, the results are sent by to all N360 users and if the program has rules made for it, they may be adjusted. 

Does this help?

Win10 x64; Proud graduate of GeeksToGo
Kudos0

Re: Firewall Activities

So. My understanding from your reply is that; the firewall deals with protocols, while N360 deals with applications ?

 

The firewall rules don't change; it's what n360 allows through the set firewall rules ?

 

AK

Kudos0

Re: Firewall Activities

Hi photo762,

 

Have a Good Day !

 

You can find different lists of rules under Program Control, General Rules and Uncommon protocols. Most of the rules listed will have more than one sub-rule for it. The no of rules listed in the Security History details takes into account all these nested rules. Hope this clarifies you.

 

Thanks

Kudos0

Re: Firewall Activities

I found 136 rules. That's enough technical for today. My brain hurts . . .

 

AK

Kudos0

Re: Firewall Activities

When Norton Detects the Application Accessing the Internet differently, your Norton Product will Update the Rule(s) accordingly.

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Kudos0

Re: Firewall Activities

I've picked up on these MS updates. I'm just about hanging on to the technical answers. The bottom line is: if Norton 360/3 says "PROTECTED", I'm "PROTECTED". Unless of course, someone out there knows differently ?
Kudos0

Re: Firewall Activities

That is correct.  You are Protected.
Win10 x64; Proud graduate of GeeksToGo

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