Policies for mobile clients

A user with an ESET Product installed on their mobile device has more control over the settings and the behavior of their software than a user with a notebook/desktop with an ESET product installed. For this reason, there is no need to continuously force a policy to mobile users, because the user might want to change or adjust certain settings. We recommend that you use the technique demonstrated below to create a policy for mobile clients:

Create an empty policy (default policy for clients)

1.Click Tools > Policy Manager.

2.Click Add New Policy to create an empty policy with no modified settings. In the Policy configuration section, select Create empty policy configuration.

3.Click Add clients and select the mobile users you want to manage with this policy.

4.Click the Policy Rules tab and click New.

5.Select this policy in the Policy drop-down menu and click Edit.

6.Select the IS New Client rule condition, in the Parameters field click IS to change the rule condition to IS NOT New Client and then click OK two times.

7.Click OK and then click Yes when asked if you want to save your settings.

8.This policy will be applied to the client every time they connect to ERA.
 

Create a one-time policy (start-up policy for clients)

1.Click Tools > Policy Manager.

2.Click Add New Policy to create an empty policy with no modified settings. In the Policy configuration section, select Create empty policy configuration.

3.Configure the settings you want to apply to mobile clients and save the configuration.

4.Click Add clients and assign the mobile users you want to manage with this policy.

5.Click the Policy Rules tab and click New.

6.Select this policy in the Policy drop-down menu and click Edit.

7.Select the IS New Client rule condition and click OK two times.

8.Click OK and then click Yes when asked if you want to save your settings.

When the mobile clients connect to ERA for the first time, they receive the settings from the One-time policy. The next time they connect to ERA, they receive an empty policy and their settings will not be affected.