ProteMac NetMine        Support: support@protemac.com        Website: http://www.protemac.com          Sales: sales@protem...























Copyright NoticeProteMac NetMine User Guide copyright © 2009 - 2011 by Geovid, Ltd. All rights rese...
Table of ContentsIntroducing ProteMac NetMine ...............................................................................
CHAPTER 1:Introducing ProteMac NetMine             Welcome to the ProteMac NetMine User Guide. This chapter introduces Net...
NetMine Features                  Filters all incoming and outgoing network traffic                  Enables to allow or...
Overview of the NetMine Interface        Before attempting to use NetMine, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with i...
   Address and port - choose to allow or deny a connection with this address and       this port.    To enable or prohibi...
The ProteMac NetMine dialog displays the list of rules selected for each application. It    shows all addresses and ports ...
CHAPTER 2:Using NetMine             This chapter discusses in detail how to configure ProteMac NetMine in order to regulat...
Manual Rules
       NetMine enables you easily to add or remove applications from the Application list in the       NetMin...
3. In case you want to add another access rule for the selected application, select address    and port of an application ...
Default Settings            In addition to the rules for individual applications, NetMine allows you to specify rules     ...
System Applications
        In the main NetMine dialog you may also view the list of system applications the user        c...
CHAPTER 3:Technical Support             ProteMac website contains NetMine tutorials and FAQ to give you quick exposure to ...
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NetMine by ProteMac is a firewall for your Mac computer running OS X. It monitors and controls all the Internet and network activity of your computer. NetMine protects your Mac against unwanted access to and from your computer including activity initiated by software programs or an outside source.

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ProteMac NetMine UserGuide

  1. 1. ProteMac NetMine Support: support@protemac.com Website: http://www.protemac.com Sales: sales@protemac.com USER GUIDE

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Copyright NoticeProteMac NetMine User Guide copyright © 2009 - 2011 by Geovid, Ltd. All rights reserved. This document may not, inwhole or in part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable formwithout written consent from Geovid, Ltd.AcknowledgmentsThroughout this manual reference is made to several trademarks: NetMine is a trademark of ProteMac. All otherbrand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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  3. 3. Table of ContentsIntroducing ProteMac NetMine .......................................................................................... 4 About NetMine ............................................................................................................... 4 NetMine’s Features......................................................................................................... 5 Minimum System Requirements..................................................................................... 5 NetMine installation........................................................................................................ 5 Overview of the NetMine Interface ................................................................................ 6Using NetMine................................................................................................................... 9 Rule-set generation ......................................................................................................... 9 Manual Rules ................................................................................................................ 10 Default Settings............................................................................................................. 12 System Applications ..................................................................................................... 13Technical Support ............................................................................................................. 14

















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  4. 4. CHAPTER 1:Introducing ProteMac NetMine Welcome to the ProteMac NetMine User Guide. This chapter introduces NetMine and provides a brief overview of its features and capabilities. It also provides information on how to download and install NetMine. This chapter contains the following sections:  About ProteMac NetMine  NetMine’s Features  Minimum System Requirements  ProteMac NetMine installation  Overwiew the ProteMac NetMine InterfaceAbout NetMine ProteMac NetMine is a powerful firewall for Mac OS X that allows to control Internet and network activity of all applications on your Mac. NetMine enables you to set up rules for selected programs by allowing or denying potential application connections. Using these rules you may control network access, which relieves you from the need to enter them manually every time a new program accesses the network. NetMine firewall is a new generation of information security technology designed to protect Mac OS X computers from outside network and your computer’s software attacks. NetMine monitors for and blocks sophisticated hacking techniques used to endanger or to steal data. By analyzing threats and displaying connection alerts, you will be able to exclude unauthorized activities and improve protection of business or private data.
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  5. 5. NetMine Features  Filters all incoming and outgoing network traffic  Enables to allow or deny network and Internet access for selected applications  Blocks addresses and ports to prevent unwanted connection attempts  Stops threats at point of entry with an undetectable firewall  Protects against viruses, spy ware, trojan horses, worms, bots and root kits  Improves protection of business or private data against hacker attacks  Helps secure your privacyMinimum System Requirements To run ProteMac NetMine effectively, you should meet or exceed the following minimum system requirements:  Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard or better  Intel-based Mac  100 MB hard drive space NetMine installation To install ProteMac NetMine: 1. Open ProteMac home page (www.protemac.com) and download NetMine. 2. After the download is complete, double-click the protemac-netmine.dmg file, then double-click install in the NetMine dialog. 3. Follow the instructions in the Install ProteMac NetMine window.
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  6. 6. Overview of the NetMine Interface Before attempting to use NetMine, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with its interface, which includes the NetMine dialog and the NetMine Notification window. The Notification window As soon as you have restarted your computer after NetMine installation, the program immediately reacts to any application connections. When a program attempts to get a network access a NetMine Notification window will appear and ask user to allow or deny this connection during 20 seconds. Thus the Notification window enables to set the first rules for NetMine control. To get detailed information about the potential connection, including the application, technical information such as: IP Address, Unix PID and User ID, simply click learn near the application icon. Note: the default access rule for the new application is “Deny” set in the Preferences window. In the notification window you may set the time limitations for NetMine’s activity:  Once – activates NetMine rules only for the current connection.  Until Quit - NetMine activates its rules till the end of the application session.  Forever – select to activate NetMine rules whenever the network connection is established. Whenever an application tries to get an access to the network, the notification window appears offering you to prevent or accept the connection attempt. To indicate whether you want to allow or deny any connection or the connection with the particular port, address or both address and port, check the corresponding option in the box below.  Any Connection - allow or deny any connection for this application.  This Port – choose to accept or permit a connection with this port.  This Address - select to enable or prohibit a connection with this address.
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  7. 7.  Address and port - choose to allow or deny a connection with this address and this port. To enable or prohibit this connection select one of the following options:  Allow – network communication is allowed.  Deny – network communication is denied. The ProteMac NetMine Dialog When you launch NetMine, the main dialog window opens requiring that you type your admin password. It displays all rules you have set for the particular applications. The initial NetMine window shows what addresses and ports of potential network connections the user allowed or denied and for what period of time. The ProteMac NetMine dialog enables you to add desired access rules for selected applications. Applications – displays the list of applications, utilities, etc, which have accessed (or attempted to access) the network. “ + button” – click to add an application to the Application list. “ - button” - click to delete an application from the Application list.
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  8. 8. The ProteMac NetMine dialog displays the list of rules selected for each application. It shows all addresses and ports of the application connections that the user wants to allow or deny for a definite period of time. You may use the following buttons to add or delete access rules for potential network connections. “ + button” – click to add an access rule for the selected application connection. “ - button” - click to delete an access rule for the selected application connection. You may specify the Action for every application connection that attempts to communicate with the network:  Allow – instructs NetMine to grant permission to access the network to the selected application that attempts to do this.  Deny – instructs NetMine to deny permission to access the network to the selected application that attempts to do this. Note: Before you add the rules for the selected applications, NetMine control will be regulated according to the default access rules set in the Preferences window. Limitation allows to set the time period for NetMine’s control:  Until Quit – NetMine activates till the end of the Internet or network connection.  Forever - select to activate NetMine every time the Internet or Network connection is established. Apply Rules - click to confirm new settings.
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  9. 9. CHAPTER 2:Using NetMine This chapter discusses in detail how to configure ProteMac NetMine in order to regulate its control. This chapter contains the following sections:  Rules and Applications  Manual Rules for Applications  Specifying default settingsRule-set generation
 NetMine enables users to control application connections mainly via the Notification window. The Notification Window asks for user input every time the program attempts to get a network access. Thus the user can setup rules for the potential network connection allowing or denying any connection or the connection with the particular port, address or both address and port. Before you launch the program, NetMine control will be regulated according to the default access rules set in the Preferences window. The NetMine dialog allows you to add access rules for the particular application. In the corresponding fields you can specify the address and port for every application that communicates with the network. Select one of the offered options to allow or deny its access and to limit the time period for NetMine control.
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  10. 10. Manual Rules
 NetMine enables you easily to add or remove applications from the Application list in the NetMine window. You may then specify whether to allow or deny their network and Internet access. Adding an Application 1. Open the Applications folder on your Mac and click NetMine’s icon. The main NetMine window opens requiring that you type your admin password. 2. To add an application to the list, click the “ + button”, then navigate to and select the application via the Open dialog that displays. 3. Scroll down and select the application you want to add, then click the Open button. The Open dialog closes. The application you added is now displayed in the Applications list in the main NetMine window. Note: the default access rule for the new application is “Deny” set in the Preferences window. Adding Rules for Applications 1. After you have selected the applications that you want to filter as instructed before, you may specify rules for particular applications, by telling NetMine how to handle them. 2. Select an application from the list and the ProteMac NetMine dialog displays the list of rules selected for each application. It shows all addresses and ports of the potential network connections that the user wants to allow or deny for a definite period of time.
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  11. 11. 3. In case you want to add another access rule for the selected application, select address and port of an application connection you would like to control and click the “ + button”. 4. To set the desired access rule for an application connection with this address and port, select the action “Allow” or “Deny”. 5. To activate NetMine for a limited time period, select “Until Quit” and NetMine activates till the end of the network connection. To activate NetMine every time the network connection is established, select “Forever”. 6. To save the changes you have made, click the “Apply Rules” button, and then close the dialog. Next time the specified application attempts to access the network, NetMine will either allow or deny its access to the network, depending on the option you selected. Deleting Rules for Applications To delete rules for applications: 1. Choose one of the applications from the list and select one of the rules form the table displayed in the main NetMine dialog. 2. Click the “ - button” to delete the rule for the selected application. Deleting an Application The application may be easily removed for the Application list any time. 1. Open the Applications folder on your Mac and click NetMine’s icon. The main NetMine window displays. 2. Select one of the enlisted applications you want to remove, then click the “ - button” below. 3. Click the Apply Rules button to save the changes, and then close the dialog. Note: As soon as you have deleted an application, all access rules for this application will be removed.
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  12. 12. Default Settings In addition to the rules for individual applications, NetMine allows you to specify rules for all application connections by default. 1. Click Preferences from the NetMine menu. The NetMine Preferences window allows you to specify default access rules so that whenever a new application tries to access the network, NetMine will respond with the default settings. 2. Specify the desired rules by default. The following are available:  Allow – Instructs NetMine to grant permission to access the network to any new application that attempts to do this.  Deny – Instructs NetMine to deny permission to access the network to any new application that attempts to do this.  Ask From User – Instructs NetMine to prompt the user for permission to access the network whenever a new application attempts to do this. The user may then allow or deny access to the network.  Enable Firewall checkbox– if it is checked, NetMine firewall will be enabled by dafault. To disable it, clear the checkbox. 3.To save the changes you have made, click “OK”. Next time an application that is not on the Rules for Applications tab attempts to access the network, NetMine will either allow or deny it access, depending on the option you selected. .
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  13. 13. System Applications
 In the main NetMine dialog you may also view the list of system applications the user can’t manage rules for. To view this list you should: 1. Click View from the NetMine menubar above and choose show system applications. 2. The main NetMine window will display the applications the user can’t manage rules for and mark them with a warning icon.
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  14. 14. CHAPTER 3:Technical Support ProteMac website contains NetMine tutorials and FAQ to give you quick exposure to our software using. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, you may request help by contacting us directly. There are several ways you may do so. You can submit a Technical Support request via the Contacts page of our website (http://www.protemac.com/support/)or you may send an email to support@protemac.com. In an urgent case, you can call our Technical Support. Below you will find the contact data for our technical support in the United States. Phone: +1.408.228.4945 Fax: +1.270.398.3202 Your satisfaction is important to us, and we will do everything we can to resolve your issue in a timely and professional manner.Conclusion This concludes the ProteMac NetMine User Guide. We hope you have found it helpful. If you have any comments about NetMine, or any suggestions such as how to improved it, we encourage you to forward them to us. We welcome any suggestions you may have. Thank you for using NetMine.
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