Configure the access settings for an application

Your Norton product lets you configure the access settings for the applications that run on your Mac. Based on the settings that you configure and the network location of your Mac, the firewall allows or blocks the incoming and the outgoing connections.

When you configure the access settings for an application, the name of the application appears in the View pane of the Connection Blocking window. You can also view the default access setting for the selected application under the application name.

Your Norton product creates the <All other applications> access setting by default. This access setting includes all applications that run on your Mac.

Configure the access settings for an application

  1. In the Norton product main window, click Advanced.

  2. On the left pane, click Firewall.

  3. In the Connection Blocking row, click the settings icon.

  4. In the Connection Blocking window, in the Editing settings menu, select the network location for which you want to configure the access settings.

  5. In the View menu, select Applications.

  6. Select one of the following tabs:

    Incoming

    Lets you specify the access settings for the incoming connections for the application.

    Outgoing

    Lets you specify the access settings for the outgoing connections for the application.

  7. Click Add application.

  8. In the Choose Application dialog, select the required application.

    If the application that you want does not appear in the list, click Other to search for the application.

  9. In the menu at the top of the dialog, select one of the following default access setting:

    Allow

    Allows the network connections for the application.

    Block

    Blocks the network connections for the application.

    Ask

    Sets up the firewall notify you when a program attempts to access the Internet.

  10. Click Choose.

    The name of the application that you have added appears in the View pane in the Connection Blocking window.

  11. Use the Action drop-down menu at the bottom of the Connection Blocking window to specify the advanced firewall preferences. Your options are:

    Logging and notification settings

    Lets you specify the type of access attempts for which your Norton product must maintain records.

    Advanced settings

    Lets you specify the advanced firewall options.

    Reset to defaults

    Lets you reset configuration to default level.

  12. Click Done.

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DOCID: v56189921_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 01/31/2017