Windows Defender Firewall Management Tools

A variety of tools can manage Windows Defender Firewall (WDF) on devices running Windows 10. Some tools may work best for a specific task. For example, Group Policy (GP) does an excellent job of configuring WDF but does not provide monitoring or reporting. Configuration Manager (CM) and Intune may have the best reporting capabilities and longest support life cycles and therefore may still be good choices, even though WDF is a feature of Windows 10 and deployment is not necessary.

Some tools, such as Intune or CM, may require additional licensing.

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