Predefined Firewall Policies
As the name suggests, a Predefined Firewall Policy is a set of one or more individual network control rules that have been saved and can be re-used and deployed on multiple applications.
Note: This section is for advanced and experienced administrators. Novice administrators are advised to first read the Network Security Policy section in this help guide.
Although each application's firewall policy could be defined from the ground up by individually configuring its constituent rules, this practice may prove time consuming if it had to be performed for every single program in the system. For this reason, Comodo Firewall contains a selection of predefined policies according to broad application category. For example, applying the same policy such as 'Web Browser' to various application such as 'Internet Explorer', 'FireFox' and 'Opera'. Each predefined policy has been specifically designed by Comodo to optimize the security level of a certain type of application. Administrators can, of course, modify these predefined policies to suit their environment and requirements. For example, the name 'Web Browsers' can be retained but the parameters of its rules can be redefined, if needed.
Click on Predefined Firewall Policies in Firewall > Advanced Tasks to open the 'Predefined Firewall Policies' interface.
To view or edit an existing predefined policy
Double click on the Policy Name in the list
Select the Policy Name in the list and click the icon
Details of the process from this point on can be found here
To add a new predefined policy
Click the icon. This launches the policy creation dialog shown below.
As this is a new application, the 'Application Path' field is blank. Choose a name that accurately describes the category / type of application for which the policy is defined. Next, add and configure the individual rules for this policy. See 'Adding and Editing a Network Control Rule' for more advice on this.
Once created, this policy is quickly called as a 'Predefined Policy' when creating or modifying a network policy.
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