Manage Settings Profiles

Applies To: WatchGuard EPDR, WatchGuard EDR, WatchGuard EPP

A security settings profile is a group of settings for a specific security area that you use to configure the endpoint security product and specify how it operates on your network computers and devices. You assign profiles to one or more groups and all computers and devices in the groups receive the settings in the profile.

On the Settings page, you can create, copy, edit, and delete settings profiles. See the appropriate section:

Settings profiles created in Service Provider Endpoint Manager display with a green label and are read-only. For more information, see Settings Ownership and Exceptions in Endpoint Manager.

Create a Settings Profile

Each settings profile is created for an area of security protection, such as network services or network settings. You can create as many settings profiles with different settings as necessary to manage network security for different types of computers and devices.

We recommend that you create separate settings profiles for groups of computers with similar protection needs.

To create a settings profile:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Settings.
  2. From the left pane, select the type of security settings you want to create a profile for.
  3. In the upper-right corner, click Add.
    The Add Settings page opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, New settings profile

The Add Settings page shows different options for WatchGuard EPDR, WatchGuard EDR, and WatchGuard EPP.

  1. In the Name text box, type a new name for the settings profile.
  2. In the Description text box, type a description of the profile.
    For example, you might describe the security needs addressed in the settings.
  3. Expand each section and configure the settings.
  4. Settings vary for WatchGuard EPDR, WatchGuard EDR, and WatchGuard EPP. If you do not see a setting in the web UI, it is not supported by your product.

    For more information, see:

  1. When you have configured all the settings, click Save.

Copy a Settings Profile

Copy a settings profile to create a profile based on an existing profile. You cannot modify default settings. Copy default settings if you want to customize them.

To copy a settings profile:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Settings.
  2. From the left pane, select the type of security settings profile you want to copy.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Copy settings profile

  1. In the right pane, next to the security profile you want to copy, click .
    The Add Settings page opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Add Settings page

  1. In the Name box, type a new name for the profile.
  2. Expand each section, where appropriate, and configure the settings.
  3. Click Save.

Edit a Settings Profile

When you edit an existing settings profile, your endpoint security product automatically applies your changes to computers on the network that use that settings profile.

To edit a settings profile:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Settings.
  2. From the left pane, select the type of settings you want to edit.
    Available settings profiles display in the right pane.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, New settings profile

  1. To search for a settings profile, type the name in the Search box.
  2. To sort the available settings profiles, in the upper-right corner, click and select Sorted by Creation Date, Sorted by Name, Ascending, or Descending.
  3. Select the settings profile you want to edit.
    You cannot modify default settings. Copy the settings if you want to customize them.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Edit settings profile

  1. Expand each section, where appropriate, and configure the settings.
  2. Click Save.
    The changes are applied to all recipient computers on the network.

Delete a Settings Profile

You cannot delete default settings. You cannot delete a settings profile that is assigned to a device or computer.

To delete a settings profile:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Settings.
  2. From the left pane, select the type of security settings you want to delete.
  3. In the right pane, next to the security profile you want to delete, click .
    A confirmation dialog box opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Delete settings profile

  1. Click Delete.

See Also

Manage Groups

Assign a Settings Profile

About Service Provider Endpoint Manager

Settings Ownership and Exceptions in Endpoint Manager