What you can do from the console

Article:HOWTO81264  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81264
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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.

  • View license status.

  • Adjust console preferences.

  • Get information about the latest Internet and security threats.

See Configuring reporting preferences.

See Checking the license status in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.


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 Viewing and acknowledging notifications.


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 Running and customizing quick reports.


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 LiveUpdate schedules for client computers.

See The types of security policies.

See Performing the tasks that are common to all policies.

See Managing content updates.


Manage computers and groups.

You can do the following tasks from this page:

  • Create and delete groups.

  • Edit group properties.

  • View the security policies that are assigned to groups.

  • Run commands on groups.

See Managing groups of computers.


Manage Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager settings, licenses, and administrator accounts.

You can do the following tasks from the Admin page:

  • Change the time that you are logged on to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

  • Create, edit, and delete administrator accounts.

  • View and edit email and proxy server settings.

  • Import and purchase licenses.

  • Adjust the LiveUpdate schedule for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

  • Download content updates from LiveUpdate.

  • View LiveUpdate status and recent downloads.

See Managing administrator accounts.

See Managing content updates.


Display the Symantec Support Web site where you can download a tool to help you with installation problems on the management server and the client.

See Troubleshooting computer issues with the Symantec Help support tool.

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