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Forefront Client Security Update with Windows Firewall check

Forefront Client Security Update with Windows Firewall check

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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
  • Thank you for full disclosure

  • Thank you for full disclosure

  • Thank you for this security information

  • Thank you for providing information security an important thing.

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

  • Forefront Client Security Update with Windows Firewall check
    thank you

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