All network connections on your computer are monitored by Firewall. Firewall assigns a specific status to each connection and applies various rules for filtering of network activity depending on that status. You can specify manually the status of a new network in the notification window which appears once a new network is detected. You can select one of the following statuses:
Public network (Internet). We recommend that you select this status for networks not protected by any anti-virus applications, firewalls or filters (for example, for Internet cafe filters). Users of such networks are not allowed to access to files and printers located on or connected to your computer. Even if you have created a shared folder, the information in it will not be available to users from networks with this status. If you allowed remote access to the desktop, users of this network will not be able to obtain it. Filtering of the network activity for each application is performed according to the rules for this application. By default, this status is assigned to Internet.
Local network. We recommend that you assign this status to networks to which users you wish to grant access to files and printers on your computer (for example, for your internal corporate network or home network).
Trusted network. This status is only recommended for areas that you consider absolutely safe within which your computer will not be subjected to attacks or unauthorized attempts to gain access to your data. If you select this status, all network activity is allowed within this network.
In order to change the network connection status, perform the follwoing actions: