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The administrator can push specific configurations to ESET products running on client devices using policies from the ESET PROTECT On-Prem Web Console. A policy can be applied directly to individual devices or to groups of devices. You can also assign multiple policies to a device or a group.

A user must have the following permissions to create a new policy: Read permission to read the list of policies, Use permission to assign policies to target computers and Write permission to create, modify or edit policies.

Policies are applied in the order that Static Groups are arranged. This is not true for Dynamic Groups, where policies are applied to child Dynamic Groups first. This allows you to apply policies with greater impact to the top of the Group tree and apply more specific policies to subgroups. Using flags, an ESET Endpoint Security for Android user with access to groups located higher in the tree can override the policies of lower groups. The algorithm is explained in ESET PROTECT On-Prem Online user guide.

Setting policies on the device disables the option to change the policy-controlled settings locally. These settings are locked against changes even in Admin mode. You can allow temporary changes to be made by creating an Override mode policy.


Setting certain policies may require you to grant additional permission to ESET Endpoint Security for Android locally on the affected device.


We recommend that you assign more generic policies (for example, the update server policy) to groups that are higher within the group tree. More specific policies (for example, device control settings) should be assigned deeper in the group tree. The lower policy usually overrides the settings of the upper policies when merged (unless defined otherwise using policy flags).

Default policies for ESET Endpoint Security for Android

Policy name

Policy description

General - Maximum protection

ESET Endpoint Security for Android uses all options to secure maximum protection for the device.

General - Balanced setup

ESET Endpoint Security for Android uses the configuration recommended for most setups.

General - Maximum performance

ESET Endpoint Security for Android combines threat protection and minimal impact on everyday tasks and device performance.