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Symantec Firewall Vs Windows Firewall

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We have Symantec endpoint protection deployed on our company's XP machines.  One of the features of is that Network Protection that also include firewall. Would this be a redundant of the native Windows firewall; or do they complement each other?

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In most scenarios when you are running third-party firewall and/or anti-virus solutions it is recommended to disable windows firewall and allow your third party solution to take over.  Too many AV's running can cause performance issues and mostly compatibility issues with one another.
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Personally, I would disable the Firewall if you have hardware firewalls in place. Theres just a lot to manage, in terms of exceptions for EVERY network app etc.....Not to mention if it gets enabled, then your support staff cant use thier Remote Control utils for assistance, App deployment can fail etc....
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Symantec and other third-party firewalls should automatically turn off the Windows firewall when they are installed.
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Hi,

Use SEP firewall, you can't even compare Windows and SEP firewall in any terms. It is easy to use and it helps in protection. As LeeTutor noted, SEP firewall will turn off Windows firewall.

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Vladimir
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