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Endpoint Security Firewall / Web Control


We have been asked by management to look at having a firewall enabled on our end user workstations as an additional layer of security in addition to our enterprise Cisco Firepower firewall

I have just deployed the Endpoint Security firewall extensions and client package to a few machines which has gone smoothly, I added in a test DNS block and verified it blocks and an event logged

The question is does the default policy offer any protection at all against common threats or do we need to define our own?

Also I noticed Web Control, but we use McAfee Client Proxy and McAfee Web Gateway hybrid so would it be a waste of time using that on top?

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Re: Endpoint Security Firewall / Web Control

Hi @jround 

Endpoint Security Firewall policy blocks most incoming traffic by default. You will need to create rules to block any undesired traffic based on ports, IP's, media type, applications

If web traffic from endpoint when inside and outside corporate network is inspected by McAfee Web Gateway then Endpoint Security Web Control will not be very useful.

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