You can create multiple groups and subgroups to match the organizational structure and security of your company. You can base your group structure on function, role, geography, or a combination of criteria.
Table: Criteria for creating groups
After you organize the client computers into groups, you can apply the appropriate amount of security to that group.
For example, suppose that a company has telemarketing and accounting departments. These departments have staff in the company's New York, London, and Frankfurt offices. All computers in both departments are assigned to the same group so that they receive virus and security risk definitions updates from the same source. However, IT reports indicate that the telemarketing department is more vulnerable to risks than the accounting department. As a result, the system administrator creates separate telemarketing and accounting groups. Telemarketing clients share configuration settings that strictly limit how users can interact with their virus and security risk protection.