Creating a New Security Controls Agent Policy

Overview Information

An agent policy defines exactly what an agent can or cannot do. With Security Controls Agent you can create as many different agent policies as is needed. This provides a great deal of flexibility, enabling you to assign different agent policies to different machines in your organization.

All agent policies are configured on the Security Controls console and then either "push installed" to the desired target machines or installed manually. An agent policy can be configured with any combination of patch, asset, and/or power management capabilities.

To create a new Security Controls Agent policy:

  1. From the main menu select New >Agent Policy.
  2. Type a name for the new agent policy and then click OK.
    The Agent Policy Editor window is displayed.
  3. See the following topics for information on configuring the agent policy: