|Finding ID||Version||Rule ID||IA Controls||Severity|
|A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Local firewall rules will not be merged with Group Policy settings on a public network to prevent Group Policy settings from being changed.|
|Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Security Technical Implementation Guide||2016-07-22|
|Check Text ( None )|
|Fix Text (F-63523r1_fix)|
| If the system is not a member of a domain, this is NA. |
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security -> Windows Firewall Properties (this link will be in the right pane) -> Public Profile Tab -> Settings (select Customize) -> Rule merging, "Apply local firewall rules:" to "No".