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Password protected settings

To provide maximum security for your system, ESET Endpoint Antivirus needs to be configured correctly. Any unqualified change or setting may result in lowering the client security and level of protection. To limit user access to advanced settings, an administrator can password protect the settings.

The administrator can create a policy to password protect the Advanced setup settings for ESET Endpoint Antivirus on connected client computers. To create a new policy:

  1. In the ESET PROTECT Web Console, click Policies in the left-hand main menu.
  2. Click New Policy.
  3. Name your new policy and optionally, give it a short description. Click the Continue button.
  4. From the list of products, select ESET Endpoint for Windows.
  5. Click User interface in the Settings list and expand Access setup.
  6. According to a version of ESET Endpoint Antivirus, click the toggle to enable Password to protect settings. Note that ESET Endpoint products version 7 and later offer enhanced protection. If you have both version 7 and later and version 6 of Endpoint products in the network, we recommend creating two separate policies with different passwords for each version.
  7. In the notification window, create a new password, confirm it and click OK. Click Continue.
  8. Assign the policy to clients. Click Assign and select the computers or groups of computers to password protect. Click OK to confirm.
  9. Check that all desired client computers are in the target list and click Continue.
  10. Review the policy settings in the summary and click Finish to save your new policy.