This article describes methods for blocking the use of Symantec pcAnywhere by using the Symantec Endpoint Protection Firewall and Application and Device Control.
The policies attached to this article work with any release of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 or any release of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1. The policies are designed to detect any version of pcAnywhere and were tested with pcAnywhere 11.0, 12.0, 12.1 and 12.5.
The policies in this article provide two methods of blocking pcAnywhere: blocking inbound traffic to pcAnywhere with the Endpoint Protection firewall, and blocking the pcAnywhere application with Application and Device Control.
To block inbound traffic to pcAnywhere with the Endpoint Protection firewall
Download the file Firewall policy - Block pcAnywhere v2.dat to the computer that runs Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.