TrustPort Management is a free supplement to TrustPort Antivirus Business and TrustPort PC Security Business. Thanks to this software, network administrators need not install and configure the security program on each individual workstation; they can perform these operations conveniently, using one interface, for multiple workstations at the same time. TrustPort Management allows the sorting of computers into groups, which can then be assigned various settings.
"For our partners and customers, the release of a new central management will be a welcome piece of news," comments on the subject Marcela Parolkov, sales director at TrustPort. "TrustPort Management meets their requirements. It streamlines the user interface; it offers greater interactivity between the server and the workstations; it brings advanced statistics of network security." Procedures, which in the past proved to be impractical, have been omitted; on the other hand, many new functions have been added to the central management.
At first glance, the user will note a significant change in the management interface. All operations, which are performed by central management, are categorized into common tabs. The home tab displays the basic statistics; other tabs enable the searching of workstations and placing them under the central management console. One can also set up detailed security policies and plan tasks for these workstations, for instance automated software installation, regular antivirus scanning or virus samples update.
TrustPort Management consists of a server component, which needs to be installed first, and a client component. Installation of the client component on the workstations is a precondition for further operations with them. Searching for new computers and placing them under the central management console is fortunately very easy in the new version. It is possible to search by entering a range of network addresses, by using the active directory service or by uploading a file with a list of network addresses.
Central management is controlled via a web interface, which means that it can be accessed from any computer in the network or even in the internet. Any number of administrator and auditor accounts may be defined. When starting to work with TrustPort Management, the network administrator can take advantage of the default security policies or create entirely new policies, derived from the default ones. In the latter case, the administrator has a chance of a totally specific configuration.