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How do I configure ESET Endpoint Security to use different firewall settings in different locations?

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https://support.eset.com/kb3478

Issue

  • Create multiple Personal firewall profiles for use on different networks (for example, public WiFi or corporate LAN)
     
  • Automatically switch between profiles when you enter or leave a trusted network, subnet or LAN
     
  • Enable automatic switching for Personal firewall settings

Solution

If you use ESET Remote Administrator to manage your network

Perform these steps in ESET Remote Administrator.

Configure Endpoint Security to use different firewall settings on individual client workstations

I. Define your zone

II. Create your Personal firewall profile
 

I. Define your zone

Important! Perform these steps while in the zone you are adding

To use the Populate with selected connection settings feature in step 6, you must be connected to the network that will be saved as a new zone.

  1. Open the main program window of your Windows ESET product.

  2. Press the F5 key to open Advanced setup
     
  3. Click Firewall, expand Advanced and click Edit next to Zones

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  1. Click Add, type a name for this zone into the Name field, type the IP address or subnet of the zone into the Remote computer address field and then click OK twice.

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  1. To add additional zones, repeat steps 2-4 above. Continue to Part II to create your Personal firewall profile

II. Create your Personal firewall profile

  1. Open ESET Endpoint Security. How do I open my ESET Product?
     
  2. Press the F5 key to open Advanced setup
     
  3. Click Firewall, expand Firewall Profiles and click Edit next to List of profiles

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  1. In the Firewall profiles window, click Add, type a name for this profile into the Name field and then click OK to close the Add profile dialog. 

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  1. To add rules to the profile, expand Advanced and click Edit next to Rules. Click OK to close the rules editor window when you are finished.

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  1. To assign the profile you created to an existing network, expand Known Networks and click Edit next to Known Networks. Select the network to which you want to apply the profile, click Add and then select your new profile from the Firewall profile drop-down menu.

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