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Microsoft Windows Firewall

Microsoft Windows Firewall

Windows Server/Workstation – Firewall

Blumira integrates with Microsoft Windows operating systems to provide automated threat detection and actionable response for Windows Firewall. Blumira supports the following Microsoft Windows server operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003R2
  • Windows Server 2003

Blumira provides broad coverage for windows server including collecting logs using NXLog, Command Line Logging, DNS Debugging and Winlogbeat.

Set Up Instructions

Setting up NXLog for Windows

You will need to first install and configure NXLog on the windows host using these instructions:

Setting up Windows Firewall Logging

*Tested from Server 2012 to Current

Windows Firewall Logging has some significant benefits, but does increase the amount of logs and data being extracted from your host. Blumira recommends implementing this configuration in areas where you do not have good visibility within the network.

NOTE: Successful logging requires the on-host firewall to be enabled and functioning in the appropriate policies. In situations where your Windows Firewall has been disabled this will only set the FirewallProfile and not necessarily enable it. Please review Microsoft documentation pertaining to your on-host firewall for more details.  Blumira always recommends least-access, only expected protocols should be allowed when possible, however even just having it to default policies and enabled will allow log collection to function.