We have SEP 12.1 RU1 Small Business Edition and we're deploying to Windows 2008 R2 machines. It seems that SEP is disabling the native firewall. Has anyone seen this?
Specifically, The SEP Firewall policy on the management server does not have the "Enable this Firewall Policy" checkbox checked -- that is, the policy is disabled. I've pushed the client out to some of our servers and the client is modifying the native Windows firewall, Windows now shows that the native firewall is "Active", but it's also "managed by Symantec" and if you look at the list of active rules there are none. I've confirmed that the firewall is indeed not active by accessing the server on ports that should be blocked. I've also confirmed that I'm setting up the native firewall correctly by doing the same config on another server that doesn't yet have SEP and traffic gets blocked.
Has anyone configured SEP 12.1 SBE and left the native Windows firewall enabled? If so, how? And before you suggest I just enable the SEP firewall, I'd need a different policy for each server as there are different needs/services on each server so that just seems like a silly thing to do.