Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows

About the network connection status

22 December 2022

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Firewall controls all network connections on the user's computer and automatically assigns a status to each detected network connection.

The network connection can have one of the following status types:

  • Public network. This status is for networks that are not protected by any anti-virus applications, firewalls, or filters (for example, for Internet cafe networks). When the user operates a computer that is connected to such a network, Firewall blocks access to files and printers of this computer. External users are also unable to access data through shared folders and remote access to the desktop of this computer. Firewall filters the network activity of each application according to the network rules that are set for it.

    Firewall assigns Public network status to the Internet by default. You cannot change the status of the Internet.

  • Local network. This status is assigned to networks whose users are trusted to access files and printers on this computer (for example, a LAN or home network).
  • Trusted network. This status is intended for a safe network in which the computer is not exposed to attacks or unauthorized data access attempts. Firewall permits any network activity within networks with this status.

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