How to turn on your Firewall | PDSC Advice Guides

Many of the latest Operating Systems have a built in Firewall. This guidance provides steps on 'How to turn on your Firewall' for two common Operating Systems.

Windows 10


Windows Settings


Updates & Security


Windows Security


Firewall & Network Protection

Select a network profile
(e.g. Domain network, Private network, Public network)


Under Windows Defender Firewall select ON

macOS Catalina


Apple Menu


System Preferences


Security & Privacy


Firewall


Click the lock to make changes


Authenticate, then click unlock


Turn ON Firewall

Please note, this guidance reflects the latest versions of software. Previous versions may have different steps. You can find these steps through the providers website.

How to turn on your Firewall