Performing policy runs

You can specify multiple modules within a policy and limit the number of messages that each run reports. You can also schedule multiple module or policy runs, view the status of a policy run, stop a policy run, and delete a policy run.

You can run policies on agents or on manager domains. Symantec Enterprise Security Manager compares the current state of the host computers to the policy's security standards. When the policy run completes, you can view the resulting security data in the chart and grid views of the ESM console. You can also display or print security reports, or export the security data to a database for custom reporting.

You can do the following with the policy runs:

To run a policy, you must have the Run Policies access right enabled for domains and the Run access right enabled for policies in the manager account.

To perform policy runs