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MS Windows Tips and Tricks | 2.8.2. Windows Firewall – Part 2

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Oct 2, 2013 12:25:00 PM

2.8.2. Windows Firewall – Part 2

By Val Bakh

In last month’s blog post about Windows Firewall (WF), we introduced network firewalls and host-based firewalls and explained the general principles of their operation. We also became acquainted with WF, its most important general settings, and two types of rules. Now we’ll discuss both types of WF rules and examine their main settings. We will also consider an example scenario that illustrates how the two types of rules work together.

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Tags: Val Bakh, Windows Firewall, WF, scope, block edge traversal, part 2, protocols and ports, programs and services, edge traversal

MS Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | 2.8 Security

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Aug 27, 2013 9:53:00 AM

2.8.1. Windows Firewall – Part 1

By Val Bakh

This article is a high-level introduction to firewalls in general and Windows Firewall (WF) in particular. It provides a simplified, conceptual view of the relevant functionalities and is intended as light-reading material for those who are unfamiliar with firewalls, rather than as an instruction manual for professional IT administrators. It will be easier for you to understand this material if you have access to a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8 and if you open and review the WF dialog boxes that are discussed here.

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Tags: Val Bakh, Windows Firewall, WF