Understanding the Product Directory

A managed product is a representation of an antivirus, content security, or web protection product in the Product Directory. Managed products display as icons (for example, [] or []) in the Control Manager web console Product Directory section. These icons represent Trend Micro antivirus, content security, and web protection products. Control Manager supports dynamic icons, which change with the status of the managed product. See your managed product’s documentation for more information on the icons and associated statuses for your managed product.

Indirectly administer the managed products either individually or by groups through the Product Directory. The following table lists the menu items and buttons on the Product Directory screen.

Table 1. Product Directory Options

Options

Description

Menu Items

Advanced Search

Click this menu item to specify search criteria to perform a search for one or more managed products.

Configure

After selecting a managed product/directory, move the cursor over this menu item and select a task, to log on to a web-based console using SSO or to configure a managed product.

Tasks

After selecting a managed product/directory, move the cursor over this menu item and select a task, to perform a specific function (such as deploying the latest components) to a specific managed product or child server or groups of managed products or child servers.

Initiate a task from a directory and Control Manager sends requests to all managed products belonging to that directory.

Directory Management

Click this button to open the Directory Management screen. From the screen, move entities/directories (by dragging and dropping them) or create new directories.

Buttons

Search

Click this button, after typing a managed product's name, to perform a search for the specified managed product.

Status

Click this button, after selecting a managed product/directory, to obtain status summaries about the managed product or managed products found in the directory.

Folder

Click this button, after selecting a directory, to obtain status summaries about the managed products and the managed product endpoints found in the directory.

Note:

Managed products belonging to child Control Manager servers cannot have tasks issued to them by the parent Control Manager server.