About network rules

Network rules are allowed or blocked actions that are performed by Firewall on detecting a network connection attempt.

Firewall provides protection against network attacks of different kinds at two levels: the network level and the program level. Protection at the network level is provided by applying network packet rules. Protection at the program level is provided by applying rules by which installed applications can access network resources.

Based on the two levels of Firewall protection, you can create:

Network packet rules have a higher priority than network rules for applications. If both network packet rules and network rules for applications are specified for the same type of network activity, the network activity is handled according to the network packet rules.

You can specify an execution priority for each network packet rule and each network rule for applications.

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