With the current software, you should indeed be able to disable the firewall from the Console on the client machine (if that is what you're referring to in your question), as follows:-
- Open the Console on the client machine.
- Click on Action Menu and select Product Details: this should give you a screen entitled Product Details and Actions.
- In the Firewall Protection section click on the Disable button, and (after a while) your firewall will be disabled.
- To reenable, just click the Enable button on the same Product Details and Actions screen.
Does this answer your question, or have I misunderstood it?
Hi - Many thanks for the reply. As I mentioned in my post - the issue is that if one is managing ones nodes centrally as an administrator from the security center, then as far as i can see, no, one cannot locally disable the firewall on an individual machine. The steps above have to be followed.
If you manage nodes centrally from security center and log in to the console, you will see that the ability to disable the firewall is greyed out. This is either a bug, an oversight, or a design issue.
Or - someone has fixed it since last week and I havent been told ;-)
Apologies, Argint, I did misunderstand your question.
I hope you get a helpful answer soon from McAfee.