How to use the Firewall
This guide will show you how to use the BullGuard Firewall.
IMPORTANT! The Firewall is a very important section of any Internet Security suite, so we recommend using the guide below only if you know what you are doing, or you have received instructions from our Support Team. If you are not familiar with computers, it is recommended that you team up with a computer-wise friend, or contact our Support Team.
What is a firewall?
A firewall is a special computer application (or module within a security suite, such as BullGuard) whose purpose is to monitor and protect your computer from any unauthorised network traffic. Think of it as a guard at your door.
Why do you need a firewall?
Without a firewall, you computer is vulnerable to almost any type of network attacks and malware. We recommend using a firewall at all times you are connected to the Internet.
How can you use the firewall?
Our firewall is included within the BullGuard Internet Security suite. We recommend using this guide if you want to know more about configuring it or need to perform any changes.
Open the Firewall
First, you should open your BullGuard application. Double-click the BullGuard icon near the clock and click on the Firewall icon.
How to see and edit the trusted hosts list
This guide will help you see and edit the trusted hosts list in your BullGuard Firewall.
What does “trusted hosts” mean?
Trusted hosts are IPs of computers that are considered “friendly” (like your company servers, websites, or a friend's PC). If you want to make sure that the Firewall will not interfere with the communication between your computer and those hosts, you can add that host to the trusted hosts list. This acts like a whitelist of safe computers you use/access on a regular basis, and adding their IPs will ensure that no "false-positive" attack cases are detected from those computers.
Go to the Firewall section, set the User Interface Level to Advanced, go to the Profiles tab, double-click the Custom Security profile and select the Security Settings tab.
Click the Trusted Hosts button, and the below window will open:
Here is where you can add and remove your trusted hosts. After entering the IP Address and the Subnet Mask or Prefix, click the "+" button to add the new entry to the list. To remove an entry from the list, select it and click the "-" button.
If you're not sure how to enter this information when adding an entry, you can choose to see the some examples, clicking on the Show examples button:
After editing the trusted hosts list, click OK to close all windows and remember to activate your new settings. To do so, click Activate in the Profiles tab.
Congratulations! Now you are able to edit your trusted hosts!
We also recommend you see your banned hosts list.
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