Growing concerns about the threat of attacks and their devastating potential,
lead Microsoft to take action. The introduction of Windows XP Service
Pack 2 Firewall was designed to dampen the spread and hopefully extinguish
the effect of indiscriminate virus attack and unauthorized access.
By default, Windows Firewall is enabled on all XP SP2 computers. The Firewall
closes ports to prevent Internet-connected computers from connecting to file
and print shares on your computer or from connecting to other resources. However
these measures designed to improve security have introduced complexity
in other areas.
You need strong and effective central firewall management to reduce the impacts
on your existing and your possible future systems. Without good firewall control, viruses
can circumvent the Windows Firewall and users or applications can change settings with
impunity. It is therefore imperative that the firewall administrator has the ability to
effortlessly set firewall policy across the entire network and is notified of all
independent firewall policy changes.
SP2 Firewall Telecon does all this as you would expect in an obvious and direct way.