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Client User Interface Settings, "Allow users to perform security test"...what's this do?

Created: 28 Feb 2008 • Updated: 22 May 2010 | 4 comments
In SEPM, under Client User Interface Control Settings -> Server Control, Customize... -> Network Threat Protection, "Allow users to perform security test" check-box......what does this do?
In the SEP Administration Guide, it is only mentioned on page 139 where it mentions the "Test Network Security menu command"...but I've checked and unchecked that box in my SEPM Policies, and can't seem to find any difference on the clients.

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cedwards478's picture
Anyone?  If not a forum member, then maybe one of the moderators from symantec could chime in?
mister paul's picture

No one has answered this question yet.  Anyone care to now?  I'm also wondering...

Kedar Mohile's picture

If Enabled: The option to Allow users to perform security test

The user can perform the Security Test with the following steps:
1. Open the client interface
2. Select the Status section
3. Click on the Options button next to Network Threat Protection
4. Click on View Network Activity
5. When the Security Test is enabled, the Tools menu will appear on the Network Activity page.
6. Click on Tools
7. Click on Test Network Security

This will open an Internet Explorer window to

8. Click Go
9. Allow the IE window to be closed
10. Select either the Security Scan or the Virus Detection and click Start
11. Agree to the license agreement and click Next

The online security scan is designed to work specifically with Windows 98/ME, NT 4.0 Workstation/2000 Pro/XP/Vista or Mac OS 8.1 or higher. For more information about the online scanner, please see the online help reference at:

> References:
Administration Guide PDF page 109.