Creating new rules

The Rules tab contains a list of all rules applied to traffic generated by individual applications. Rules are added automatically according to user reactions to a new communication.

To create a new rule:

1.Click Add, type a name for the rule, and drag-and-drop the application's icon into the blank field or click Browse to look for the program in the /Applications folder. To apply the rule to all applications installed on your computer, select All applications.

2.Specify the Action (allow or deny the communication between the selected application and the network) and Direction of the communication (incoming, outgoing, or both). Select Log rule to record all communications that involve this rule. To review firewall logs, click Tools > Logs from the ESET Endpoint Security for macOS main menu and select Firewall from the Log drop-down menu.

3.In the Protocol/Ports section, set the protocol and port that the application uses (if TCP or UDP protocol is selected) to communicate. The transport protocol layer provides secure and efficient data transfer.

4.Specify the Destination criteria (IP address, range, subnet, ethernet, or Internet) for the rule.