The Firewall profile for Windows Desktop devices allows you to configure the Windows Firewall settings for devices. With devices all having the Windows Firewall configured and enabled, you greatly increase your network security.

The Firewall profile only affects non-domain joined Windows 7 devices.

To configure a Firewall profile:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles > List View > Add and select Add Profile.
  2. Select Windows and then Windows 7.
  3. Configure the profile General settings.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  4. Select the Firewall profile.
  5. Configure the Firewall settings, including:
    Settings Description
    Use Windows Recommended Settings Enable this setting to use the Windows Recommended Settings and disable all other options available for this profile.
    Private Network
    Enable Firewall Enable to ensure that the firewall is running on devices.
    Block all connections to apps that are not on the list of allowed apps Enable to restrict all access for non-whitelisted apps.
    Block all incoming connections including those in the list of allowed apps Enable to block all incoming connections while allowing outbound connections.
    Notify User when Windows Firewall blocks a new app Enable to allow notifications to display when the Windows Firewall blocks a new app.
    Public Network
    Enable Firewall Enable to ensure that the firewall is running on devices.
    Block all connections to apps that are not on the list of allowed apps Enable to restrict all access for non-whitelisted apps.
    Block all incoming connections including those in the list of allowed apps Enable to block all incoming connections while allowing outbound connections.
    Notify User when Windows Firewall blocks a new app Enable to allow notifications to display when the Windows Firewall blocks a new app.
  6. Select Save & Publish when you are finished to push the profile to devices.