How To Enable Firewall Protection with SonicWall Enforced Client Anti-virus (McAfee Client AV)
03/26/2020 11 13802
DESCRIPTION: This article covers how to enable firewall protection with SonicWall Enforced Client Anti-virus (McAfee Client AV).
How to enable Firewall protection with SonicWall Enforced Client Antivirus. By Default Firewall protection is not installed along with Virus and Spyware protection. A new policy can be added and enabled on McAfee Security Centre portal for enabling Firewall protection.
Step 1: Log in to SonicWall appliance and navigate to Security Services | Client AV Enforcement.
Step 2: Click on "Click here" to manage McAfee AV Settings, Create Reports and/or Custom Policies, as shown in the screenshot below:
Note: A new page would come up asking for mysonicwall.com account credentials, not appliance username/password. SonicWall firewall's authentication code can also be used/copied from System | Status for authentication instead of mysonicwall username/password.
Step 3: After the credentials are entered , a new windows will open up with McAfee security center, as stated earlier the McAfee default policy does not have Firewall protection enabled and cannot be edited, new policy needs to be created in order to enable Firewall protection and customized for other features.
Step 4: Navigate to Firewall protection of the new policy, if a policy already created then edit the same policy and enable Firewall protection. Options to choose either the user configures the firewall or the administrator configures the firewall can also be set, as shown below:
Step 5: After necessary changes has been enabled, save the policy and then add the required PC/client member of this policy.
Step 6: This policy can also be set as as default so that it will be applicable on all the users, member of default policy, save the changes and then update the client McAfee from by right clicking on PC's System tray ICON | Select Update Now, as shown below:
Note: After update routine finished, Firewall protection should show as enabled up working, as shown above.