Configure Firewall Rules for Android Devices – VMware Docs
The Firewall payload allows admins to configure firewall rules for Android devices. Each firewall rule type allows you to add multiple rules.
This profile is available when
OEM Settings is enabled and the
Select OEM field is set to Samsung in the General profile settings.
Note: The Firewall payload only applies to SAFE 2. 0+ devices.
Firewall profile only displays for
Android profiles when the
OEM Settings field is enabled and Samsung is selected from the
Select OEM field. The
OEM Settings field in the General profile only applies to Android profiles and not Android (Legacy) configurations.
Select Device to deploy your profile.
Configure the General profile settings.
The General settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it.
Select the Firewall profile.
Select the Add button under the desired rule to configure the settings:
Allows the device to send and receive from a specific network location.
Blocks the device from sending and receiving traffic from a specific network location.
Redirects traffic from a specific network location to an alternate network. If an allowed website redirects to another URL, please add all redirected URLs to the Allow Rules section so it can be accessed.
Redirect Exception Rules
Avoids traffic from being redirected.
Select Save & Publish.
Firewall for Android Devices | Features of Good Firewall
Features of Android Firewall
The Comodo Firewall for Android enables users to control – allow or block – specific apps on Android devices from connecting to the Internet. It helps control the data that the user desires to share and prevents access to the data that the user deems private and confidential. Firewall can block intrusion attempts by hackers.
The Android is a popular operating system used in smartphones and other mobile devices. With the advent of faster, cheaper and more economical internet connectivity, and BYOD, many users have moved considerable amount of work to their mobile devices. This has made them the preferred target for cyber criminals. Firewall has become a necessary part of any Android security suite.
Features of Firewall
Firewall for Android can block intrusion attempts by hackers
Firewall can control which apps are allowed to connect to the Internet.
It helps control or regain control of the data that the user desires to share
Firewall alerts users on suspicious files
It alerts when any program/application attempts to connect to the internet
Firewall is a part of the comprehensive COMODO Mobile Security (CMS) for protection of Android devices
CMS features Traffic Monitoring utility that helps monitor and control data usage
Firewall is a part of the CMS-Traffic Monitoring utility
Important Note: To enable Firewall for Android the device should be rooted. Rooting may invalidate the warranty of the Android device.
The Need for a Personal Firewall for Android
There are comparatively more attacks against Android OS than other operating systems
Hackers infiltrate Android devices to steal data or gain control of the device.
Android devices (smart phones) connect to the Internet. These devices may have single stable IP address or a static IP address – this increases risk.
As many users want to be always connected they keep the ‘data connection’ setting ‘always on’ – this also increases risk.
When apps are downloaded they ask for numerous permissions, which include sending of log data.
The data they collect may include personal, confidential and sensitive information.
Some apps send out data even without any granted permissions
Seemingly genuine apps may have malicious content that steal and send data
The Android device may be allowed access to the Enterprise network for accessing corporate data. This data must not be accessible by malicious apps
The device may be used to connect to the internet through public WiFi.
Functions of a Personal Firewall
All inbound or outbound connection attempts that are unauthorizedly made are monitored and blocked
Selective internet access: Rules are specified for allowing internet access for specific programs
Process logging: Critical processes – all critical connection attempts are logged so as to track attempts hackers
Secures Android devices when they connect to the Internet
Provides protection against ‘Trojan Horse’ programs
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How can I disable Firewall (in the app)?
To disable Firewall, tap the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the app to open Settings. Then tap Remove Firewall (stop forwarding) then Disconnect at the bottom of the next page.
You’ll be prompted to call a number to disable the forwarding. Then you’ll see a greyed out screen that will show whether or not the disabling succeeded. Once it is successful, tap the Dismiss button.
Disabling Firewall will stop forwarding calls from your main cell number to Firewall, so all calls will come through to your phone. You’ll still be able to call out from the Firewall app from a Temporary Number.
If you want the app fully off your device, then just delete the app! You can delete Firewall by holding the app icon down and tapping the X that pops up.
MUST disable Firewall’s forwarding before deleting the app for forwarding to stop. Simply deleting the app will
NOT stop your calls from forwarding.
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Last updated on December 12, 2020
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