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Endpoint compliance

Endpoint compliance is a feature set used to ensure that hosts connecting to your network comply with network usage requirements. The cornerstone of endpoint compliance are endpoint compliance policies. Use these policies to establish the parameters for security that will be enforced when hosts connect to the network. If you do not create policies, when hosts connect to the network and users enter their credentials, they will be automatically registered without a policy being applied. See Endpoint compliance policies.

Endpoint compliance can also use an agent on the host to ensure that compliance with established policies is maintained. The Dissolvable Agent is downloaded during registration and is removed when the host is registered. The Persistent Agent remains on the host. Mobile Agent devices are installed on and remain installed on mobile devices. The Passive Agent is not installed, but is served as the user logs onto the network and does a scan in the background.

Endpoint compliance policies contain scans used to evaluate hosts and ensure that each host complies with your configured list of acceptable operating systems and antivirus software. For a list of supported operating systems and antivirus software, use the customer portal on our web site.

Features

Feature

Description

Agent Distribution

Download Agents for alternative distribution.

See Agent packages.

Auto-Def Update
Schedule

Schedule the task to automatically update virus definitions, spyware definitions and operating systems for which you can scan.

See Auto-definition updates.

NAT Detection

Enter the IP ranges where an agent will detect NAT'd hosts. IP addresses outside this range could be NAT'd hosts and can generate an event and an alarm to notify the network administrator.

See NAT detection.

Passive Agent
Configuration

Create customized configurations that register and scan hosts associated with network users contained in your LDAP or Active directory.

See Passive Agent.

Policy Configuration

Add, delete, modify, or schedule endpoint compliance policy.

See Endpoint compliance policies.

Persistent Agent
Properties

Enter text that will be displayed in the header and footer area on any messages sent to a host running the Persistent Agent. Enable status pop-ups. Configure server communication.

See Persistent Agent settings.

Remediation
Configuration

Add, remove, modify, or schedule security and admin script profile configurations.

See Remediation configurations.

Endpoint compliance

Endpoint compliance is a feature set used to ensure that hosts connecting to your network comply with network usage requirements. The cornerstone of endpoint compliance are endpoint compliance policies. Use these policies to establish the parameters for security that will be enforced when hosts connect to the network. If you do not create policies, when hosts connect to the network and users enter their credentials, they will be automatically registered without a policy being applied. See Endpoint compliance policies.

Endpoint compliance can also use an agent on the host to ensure that compliance with established policies is maintained. The Dissolvable Agent is downloaded during registration and is removed when the host is registered. The Persistent Agent remains on the host. Mobile Agent devices are installed on and remain installed on mobile devices. The Passive Agent is not installed, but is served as the user logs onto the network and does a scan in the background.

Endpoint compliance policies contain scans used to evaluate hosts and ensure that each host complies with your configured list of acceptable operating systems and antivirus software. For a list of supported operating systems and antivirus software, use the customer portal on our web site.

Features

Feature

Description

Agent Distribution

Download Agents for alternative distribution.

See Agent packages.

Auto-Def Update
Schedule

Schedule the task to automatically update virus definitions, spyware definitions and operating systems for which you can scan.

See Auto-definition updates.

NAT Detection

Enter the IP ranges where an agent will detect NAT'd hosts. IP addresses outside this range could be NAT'd hosts and can generate an event and an alarm to notify the network administrator.

See NAT detection.

Passive Agent
Configuration

Create customized configurations that register and scan hosts associated with network users contained in your LDAP or Active directory.

See Passive Agent.

Policy Configuration

Add, delete, modify, or schedule endpoint compliance policy.

See Endpoint compliance policies.

Persistent Agent
Properties

Enter text that will be displayed in the header and footer area on any messages sent to a host running the Persistent Agent. Enable status pop-ups. Configure server communication.

See Persistent Agent settings.

Remediation
Configuration

Add, remove, modify, or schedule security and admin script profile configurations.

See Remediation configurations.