Examine desktop firewall configurations to verify they are synchronized |
While the running (or active) firewall configuration settings include the current, secure settings, the start-up configuration must be updated with the same secure settings to ensure these settings are applied when the start-up configuration is run. This query returns all endpoints that have a mismatch between the running configuration and the start-up configuration (used when endpoints are started).
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1.2.1.b: Traffic Limited to Necessary
Examine firewall configuration rules for inbound and outbound connections to verify that it’s limited to which is necessary
1.2.1.c: Deny All Other Traffic
Examine all "deny" rules to verify that all other inbound and outbound traffic is explicitly denied
1.2.2.a: Protect Configuration from Unauthorized Access
Examine desktop firewall configuration settings to verify they are secured from unauthorized access
Find more information on 1.2.2.b: Configurations are Synchronized at Microsoft TechNet.