Use the Create a Suppression dialog box to create a security message suppression. If a Symantec ESM security message reports a security condition that you do not want to correct immediately or that you do not want Symantec ESM to report, you can suppress that security message. Symantec ESM does not figure the security score and level of suppressed security messages into the agent's total security score or level. Moreover, suppressions do not change the current report, only future reports of the same policy. A suppression becomes an attribute of the policy and does not affect policy runs using other policies. For example, a suppressed message on a Phase 1 report does not affect a Phase 2 policy run. The ESM console displays new suppressions under the policy node in the Enterprise tree.