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Missing option to export a policy as a human readable file (.xls, .html …)

Created: 28 Feb 2012 • Updated: 28 Feb 2012 | 11 comments
wlawacz's picture
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Greetings,

For the time being, we may export a policy as .dat file, which can be then uncompressed to .xml file. Unfortunately this file is not really human readable.

In case when you have to do an audit every time a policy get edited (and highlight the changes made) … it becomes time consuming.

-          SEPM should be able to export the policy in human readable way, or there should be a tool which allows parsing the data and displaying it in a nice expected way.

Regards,

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sezam's picture

This is another good idea.

There should be a tool which imitates the window we can see in SEPM Console during editing or crating a policy.

If a tool would be able to compare 2 policies and highlight the difference it would be perfect.

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Elisha's picture

Have you checked out IT Analytics (ITA)?  ITA is a tool that is on the Tools folder and has the ability to create reports of SEP policies.  This may do what you need.

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wlawacz's picture

Thank you. I will check ITA. Cheers

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cus000's picture

Sounds like a usefull feature.

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Shawn T.'s picture

I also agree that there should be a report which shows all of the policy settings and rules in a given group and may be exported to a formatted, human-readable HTML file. Either that or a standalone tool that allows you to select a group and generate the same report.

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John Santana's picture

Yes please, the Security Auditor would love this feature :-)

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Fzumbado's picture

Would also like to know if it still in symantec's plans to add this feature and an ETA aproximately.

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KHKK's picture

When will the option be available for exporting to readable format? It is a great challenge for administrator in large organisation as there are many policies and it is a very non-productive for administrator to copy and paste for each of these policy. I hope symantec can looking into this feature. I think this feature will be help the administrators in their regular policy reviewing and also security auditors in getting the report for auditing purposes.

Cheers.

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John Santana's picture

Yes I agree, it has been too long waiting for this simple report generated from the existing setting on SEPM.

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John Santana
IT Professional

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