Beginning with version 3.0 of PGP Universal Server, administrators can sort users and devices into groups.
A group is a set of users and managed devices that match specified criteria. You can sort consumers into groups manually, by user type, or by matching consumer attributes to domains, dictionary entries or through LDAP values.
There are 2 groups installed by default on the PGP Universal Server: Everyone and Excluded. You can also create custom groups.
Consumer policy and permissions are applied to consumers depending on to which groups they belong. You can assign a consumer policy to a group, but it is not required.
Consumers can belong to multiple groups. Because consumers can belong to more than one group, you can set the priority order of the list of groups that reference consumer policy. Consumers receive policy based on the highest ranking group to which the consumer belongs. The Everyone group is always last in priority and the Excluded group is always first.
The following articles provide information on using PGP Universal Server Groups: