Enable a Password to Prevent Unauthorized Protection Tampering

Applies To: WatchGuard EPDR, WatchGuard EDR, WatchGuard EPP

In a Per-Computer Settings profile, you can specify a password that is required to perform advanced administrative actions locally from protected computers. For more information, see Configure Security Against Tampering.

We recommend that you configure a password if you enable any of these options:

Require a password to uninstall the protection locally from the protected computer

If you enable this option, users must enter the configured password to uninstall the WatchGuard Endpoint Security or the WatchGuard client agent from any computer that has these settings applied. This prevents unauthorized uninstallations.

Allow the protections to be temporarily enabled or disabled from the protected computer

If you enable this option, users must enter the configured password to get access to the administrator panel on the protected computer. In the WatchGuard Endpoint Security window, users can can temporarily enable and disable WatchGuard Endpoint Security. After the specified time period, the changes revert to the settings specified in the profile applied to the computer.

Enable anti-tamper protection

Anti-tamper protection ensures that only only authorized users can uninstall, disable, or uninstall WatchGuard Endpoint Security. If you enable this option, the configured password is required to disable anti-tamper protection locally from the protected computer.