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Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to help you protect the computers on your network. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security includes a stateful firewall that allows you to determine which network traffic is permitted to pass between your computer and the network. It also includes connection security rules that use Internet Protocol security (IPsec) to protect traffic as it travels across the network.

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is designed for administrators of a managed network to secure network traffic in an enterprise environment. Home users should use the Windows Firewall program in Control Panel instead. To start the Windows Firewall program, click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Windows Firewall. You can access Help for the Windows Firewall program either by pressing the F1 key on the main Windows Firewall page, or by clicking the links found on many of the Windows Firewall dialog boxes.

For more information about Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, see Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Content Roadmap (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=64342) in the Windows Server TechCenter.

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