Policy description and usage on Windows computers.
A Policy configuration can control the Application Updates, Application Version Freezing, Application Shortcuts, Windows Updates, and Anti-Virus Scans.
Policies are used to automate, schedule, or version freeze application updates. Multiple Policies can be created and assigned to different groups of computers.
Some updates cannot be managed by Policies. These can be managed manually under the columns 'Others' and 'Uncategorized'.
Windows Updates can be manually installed or automatically. This can be configured in your Policy if, for example, you do not wish to have Faronics Deploy automatically download and install the updates; you can check the Do not manage windows updates box.
Automatic updates are listed by type with the option to Automatic Install, Set the "Automatically Install" Defferal number of deferral days for the Automatic Install (0 Days is the default), or set the update to be Denied.
Anti-Virus can be enabled/disabled and configured in the Policy.
Enable/Disable the Quick Scan and Deep Scans here. The schedule can also be edited, configuring the Start time, Stop when the scan is complete (or at a specified time), days of the week to run the scan on. To configure a scan schedule, select the edit option to the right of it.
Specify the files or folders that are known to be safe. By adding the files or folders, Faronics antivirus will not report the files as malicious or infected. The list displays the items that will not be reported as a virus.
Remove Anti-Virus from all computers on this Policy.
Program Rules define the action taken by the firewall on the network activity to and from the application. Program Rules have priority over the default rules. Default rules can be edited but cannot be deleted.
Network Rules define the action taken by the firewall on the network activity. Network Rules can be edited but cannot be deleted.
Advanced Rules are processed in the order in which they are listed. Pre-defined Advanced Rules are generated for you. Any user-defined advanced rules will take precedence over the Pre-defined Advanced Rules.
Trusted Zones specify computers, networks, and IP addresses that are safe. Trusted Zone and Internet (Non-Trusted) can be treated differently by Application and Network Rules.