Information Security Guideline
- This guideline is meant to provide guidance on configuring firewalls to protect UBC Electronic Information.
- This guideline has been issued by the Chief Information Officer to supplement the Securing Computing and Mobile Storage Devices/Media standard. Compliance with this guideline is recommended, but not mandatory. Questions about this guideline may be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Properly configured firewalls provide an additional layer of defense that works with anti-virus and regular patching, in the overall protection of UBC Systems and UBC Electronic Information. The focus of this guideline is primarily host based firewalls; it should be noted if a network based firewall is required for a department or faculty, UBC IT provides a Virtual Firewall Service.
Windows Firewall & Network Protection
Applies to: Windows 10
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Applies to: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
Getting Started Guide
Applies to: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
|Apple OS X||
About the application firewall
Applies to: Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6 and later
Prevent unwanted connections with a firewall
Applies to: macOS 10.13 and later
Related Documents and Resources
- Policy SC14, Acceptable Use and Security of UBC Electronic Information and Systems
- Securing Computing and Mobile Storage Devices/Media standard
- UBC IT Virtual Firewall Service
Guideline Last Revised: 2021-02