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A host-based firewall must be installed and enabled on the system.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-220724 WN10-00-000135 SV-220724r569187_rule Medium
A firewall provides a line of defense against attack, allowing or blocking inbound and outbound connections based on a set of rules.
Microsoft Windows 10 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-22439r554657_chk )
Determine if a host-based firewall is installed and enabled on the system. If a host-based firewall is not installed and enabled on the system, this is a finding.

The configuration requirements will be determined by the applicable firewall STIG.
Fix Text (F-22428r554658_fix)
Install and enable a host-based firewall on the system.