What you can do from the console

Article:HOWTO16228  |  Created: 2009-01-24  |  Updated: 2009-01-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO16228
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What you can do from the console

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console provides a graphical user interface for administrators. You use the console to manage policies and computers, monitor endpoint protection status, and create and manage administrator accounts.

The console divides the functions and tasks that you perform by pages.

Table: Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console pages




Display the security status of your network.

You can do the following tasks from the Home page:

  • Obtain a count of detected viruses and other security risks.

  • Obtain a count of unprotected computers in your network.

  • Obtain a count of computers that received virus definition and other content updates.

  • Adjust console preferences.

  • Get information about the latest Internet and security threats.

See About the Symantec Endpoint Protection Home page.

See Using the Symantec Network Access Control Home page.


Monitor event logs that concern Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and your managed computers.

You can do the following tasks from the Monitors page:

  • View risk distribution graphs.

  • View event logs.

  • View the status of recently issued commands.

  • View and create notifications.

See Monitoring endpoint protection.

See Using the Monitors Summary tab.


Run reports to get up-to-date information about computer and network activity.

You can do the following tasks from the Reports page:

  • Run Quick Reports.

  • Run the Daily Summary Report.

  • Run the Weekly Summary Report.

See Creating quick reports.

See Monitoring endpoint protection.


Display the security policies that define the protection technology settings.

You can do the following tasks from the Policies page:

  • View and adjust the protection settings.

  • Create, edit, copy, and delete security policies.

  • Assign security policies to computer groups.

  • Configure client computers for LiveUpdate.

See Managing content for clients.

See Using policies to manage your network security.


Manage computers and groups.

You can do the following tasks from the Computers page:

  • Create and delete groups.

  • Edit group properties.

  • View the security policies that are assigned to groups.

  • Run commands on groups.

  • Deploy the client software to computers in your network.

See Managing computer groups.


Manages Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager settings, licenses, and administrator accounts

You can do the following tasks from the Admin page:

  • Create, edit, and delete administrator accounts.

  • View and edit email and proxy server settings.

  • Adjust the LiveUpdate schedule.

  • Download content updates from LiveUpdate.

  • View LiveUpdate status and recent downloads.

See Managing domains and administrator accounts.

See Adding an administrator account.

See Managing content for clients.

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