Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced provides a mechanism to secure guest virtual machines against malware attack without installing any agent. The Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced policy library contains workspace policies. The workspace policies are editable and can be applied to guest virtual machines only when they are published. The two types of policies are as follows:
Antivirus policies are the policies that provide basic level and advanced level protection from malware.
For example, antivirus policies can be configured to provide protection to the guest virtual machines from malicious virus attacks.
Configuration policies are predefined configuration settings that are applicable to security virtual appliances.
For example, configuration policies define the behavior of a security virtual appliance and can generate events if any changes are made to the configuration settings of a security virtual appliance and its services, and when the settings of scheduled scans and LiveUpdate server are changed.
The following diagram illustrates a high-level architectural view of SDCS:SA.
Figure: SDCS:SA architecture
You use the management console to monitor the Datacenter protection status. After you register the Datacenter Protection Service with VMware, you can view the security groups, run scans on a guest virtual machine or on a security group, view the command status, run LiveUpdate on a security virtual appliance, view alerts and notifications that are received from the security virtual appliance, and the overall health of the datacenter
Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced includes the queries and reports with charts, graphs, and tables that provide detailed and aggregated summary data about security virtual appliances, events, agents, and policies. You can also create your own queries and reports. On the basis of command result, the guest virtual machines receive a tag to specify its state. You can decide upon the preventive measure to adopt in case a threat is detected.
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