Device firewalls

Windows

The firewall on Windows devices is enabled by default. 

You must leave the Windows firewall enabled to ensure your device is secured from unwanted and malicious attacks.

Windows firewall should be enabled for Domain, Private and Public networks.

If you experience issues with running certain programs you may wish to look at granting a firewall exception to that program and allow it to operate.

If you require additional help with configuring your Windows Firewall please contact IT Services.

MacOs

The firewall on Apple MacOS devices is enabled by default.

You must leave the MacOS firewall enabled to ensure your device is secured from unwanted and malicious attacks.

Apple Support website provides further information on how to setup and configure the MacOS firewall.

Linux

You must enable your Linux distribution's firewall to ensure your device is secured from unwanted and malicious attacks.

To enable and configure your Linux firewall, please consult the documentation of your given Linux distribution.

Third-party

IT Services do not support third-party firewalls.

These should only be used when one of the above firewall options cannot be used.