The Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 firewall can adapt your protection depending on the type of network to which your PC is connected.
The increasing number of laptop computers and the options for using these on a variety of network environments means firewall protection should be able to adapt to the different types of network to which you might connect.
For example, an Internet connection through a wireless network in an airport, requires a greater security level than a connection on a home network.
By default, the firewall applies a security level adapted to each type of network:
Trusted network: Trusted networks are local networks (for example, home networks) in which you can share files or printers with other computers on the network. When your PC connects to a local network, the firewall applies a security level that lets you share resources with other computers on the network.
Public network: Public networks are those to which your PC can connect in public places such as airports, universities, cyber cafes, etc. In these cases, the firewall applies a more restrictive security level to prevent other computers on the network from accessing your shared resources.
By default, when the firewall detects that your PC has connected to a network, it will apply a security level corresponding to the type of network (trusted or public). While this mode is enabled, you won't have to make any decisions with respect to the security of the networks to which your PC connects.
If you would like to decide yourself on the security level to apply to the networks to which your PC connects, you must first disable the Automatic network mode. To do this, follow the steps below:
Click Status in the main menu.
In the Protection section, click Settings.
Select the Firewall option.
Select the Enable automatic mode checkbox in the Networks section.
Click OK. From now on, every time your PC connects to a new network, you will see a pop-up notice that lets you apply the security level you want.
In any event, regardless of the mode enabled, you can always modify the security level through the firewall settings.
Configuring the firewall security level