Your Next Steps

After you have successfully installed and activated Ivanti Security Controls you can immediately begin using all areas of the program. For the best experience, however, your suggested next steps are:

  • Create machine groups: Machine groups are used to logically organize and track the machines in your organization. They are also used by Ivanti Security Controls to perform a number of different actions.
  • Define and assign credentials: A credential consists of a user name and password pair. They are used to access remote machines, perform scans, and push any necessary files.
  • (Optional) Configure your distribution servers: A distribution server is used to distribute XML data, scan engines, patches, and service packs to agents and to machines on remote sites. Using one or more distribution server can help reduce network traffic and speed program operations.
  • See the How to Get Started section for quick start tips for using the many different features in Security Controls.

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