Groups allow you to manage and categorize computers. You can then easily apply different settings, tasks or restrictions to client computers based on their presence in a particular group. You can use pre-defined groups and group templates or create new ones.
There are two types of client groups:
Static Groups are groups of select client computers (members). Group members are static and can only be added/removed manually, not based on dynamic criteria. A computer can only be present in one Static Group.
Dynamic Groups are groups of clients where membership in the group is determined by specific criteria. If a client does not fulfill that criteria, it will be removed from the group. Computers that satisfy the criteria will be added to the group automatically.
The Groups window is divided into three sections:
Group actions button:
New Static Group...
This option becomes available if you click a Group in the list on the left. This group will be the default parent group, but you can change the parent group later when you create a new Static Group.
New Dynamic Group...
This option becomes available if you click a Group in the list on the left. This group will be the default parent group, but you can change the parent group later when you create a new Dynamic Group.
Allows you to edit the selected Group. The same settings apply as when you create a new Group (static or dynamic).
You can select a group and move it as a subgroup of another group.
Removes the selected group completely.
You can import a list (usually a text file) of computers, as members of the selected group. If the computers already exist as a members of this group, the conflict will be solved based on the selected action:
Export the members of the group (and subgroups, if selected) in a list (.txt file). This list can be used for review, or imported later.
With this option, you can add a new device.
Using this option will run the On Demand Scan task on the client that reported the threat.
Update Virus DB
Using this option will run the Virus Signature Database Update task (triggers an update manually).
You can create a new Client Task. Select a task and configure the throttling (optional) for this task. The task will be queued according to the task settings.
Assign a Policy for the selected group.