Security Tips

Personal Firewall

It is the responsibility of each network user to setup and maintain their computer’s personal firewall. Instructions for personal firewalls follow for Macintosh and Windows computers.

Macintosh Computers

  1. Open System Preferences and select Sharing icon.

    Personal Firewall for Macintosh Setup Screen 1

  2. Select the Firewall tab/button; then check that the words "Firewall On" are displayed. The firewall is on by default in Mac OS X.

    If you see the words, "Firewall Off," click the lock icon; enter the administrator password for your computer; and click the Start button to activate your computer's firewall.

    Personal Firewall for Macintosh Setup Screen 2

Windows Computers

  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel. In the Control Panel, select Security Center. In the Security Center, select Windows Firewall.

    Personal Firewall for Windows Setup Screen 1

  2. Make sure the Windows Firewall is marked On (the recommended setting).

    If it is not on, select that button to turn it On. You must be the administrator of your computer to change these firewall settings.

    Personal Firewall for Windows Setup Screen 2

IT Service Desk

Phone: 310-506-HELP (4357)

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Technology Service Request Form

Have A Suggestion for IT?

Click to share your suggestion, anonymously if preferred, to improve Pepperdine IT.