You can of course configure it to match your needs, for example by adding your own workstation IP address, so this tool never blocks you. Click on the "Tools" menu, then click on "Options and Whitelist". You can add as many IP addresses as you want in the whitelist. These addresses will never be blocked by the brute-force attacks defender:
You can also set the maximum failed logon attempts from a single IP address (by default, it is 10). And the time of reset for failed logon attempts counters (by default it is 2 hours).
You can start, stop, restart, enable or disable the service by clicking on the service tab.