Windows Firewall Control Panel

The Windows Firewall provides a barrier between your device and network connections to help reduce attacks by hackers, viruses, and worms across networks. All networked devices, not just devices connected to the Internet, are vulnerable to these attacks.

By adding Windows Firewall to Control Panel, you can allow users to view or optionally change the Windows Firewall settings on the device.

These settings allow:

  • Access for specific programs, services, and ports through the firewall while the firewall blocks all others.
  • Individual Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) settings to be turned on or off.


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Associated Components

This component requires the Windows Firewall and Internet Connection Sharing component.


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