Firewall option for the Quick Action panel

Scott
Scott Defender of the month mod

Just wondering if it may be handy to have the option to pin Firewall to the Dashboard?

I realize there are 8 options we can choose from, but maybe it would be nice to have the Firewall be an option as well.

https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/answer/13354/

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  • Hello @Scott,

    Thank you so much for posting your suggestions here.

    I have forwarded your valuable feedback to our developers for further analysis.

    I think the idea behind quick action is to have an actionable item there, to provide useful shortcuts to main functions, instead of another settings menu. But I'll look forward to an opinion from our developers regarding this.

    We collect the feedback and feature requests as they arrive, but we send them once a month for the developers to analyze and review, so it may take some time until we can have a definite answer.

    Cheers.

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  • Scott
    Scott Defender of the month mod
    edited March 2022

    Thank you Alex, I appreciate it. That's what I was wondering too, if it would end up in just being a settings shortcut to the Firewall, as what else could you do with it, but maybe to turn it off and on from there?

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  • Well, apart from the switch that turns it on and off, there are of course various settings that could be quickly applied if the Firewall can be included in the Quick Action panel, such as application access, rules, network adapters and other configuration settings.

    I think the best place to start with in all developments would be to analyze the anonymous usage reports, to find out exactly what are the frequently used modules and functions and try to bring them forward and make them easier to use.

    Cheers!

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  • Scott
    Scott Defender of the month mod
    edited March 2022

    @Alexandru_BD As per your above post: I think the best place to start with in all developments would be to analyze the anonymous usage reports, to find out exactly what are the frequently used modules and functions and try to bring them forward and make them easier to use.

    Is that why it can be a helpful thing if we allow Product reports during the install, or in the BD app Settings, as this allows BD to help improve their products? That is part of what BD is collecting through Product reports, correct?




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  • Cheers @Scott,

    You are absolutely correct, that's the one. The data is, of course, anonymized as mentioned in the paragraph and technical only. I recommend this option to be left enabled, as it really helps the devs and provides useful statistics from the product. But it's a matter of user preferences. At the end of the day, having this feature enabled does not get in your way at all.

    A similar function can be found at Apple products, for example. It's called Analytics & Improvements if I'm not mistaken, but serves the same purpose and I'm sure many software companies have something similar.

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