10. Configuring and Maintaining Network Security

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Configuring Windows Firewall: Windows Firewall is a comprehensive stateful packet-filtering application that is enabled by default in Windows 8.1. This section introduces you to the Windows Firewall Control Panel applet and shows you how to create exceptions that allow specified programs or ports to communicate through the firewall.

Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security: The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Microsoft Management Console snap-in provides a comprehensive interface for configuring all types of inbound, outbound, and connection security rules. This section shows you how to create and modify the various types of rules ...

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