Step 2: Evaluating Existing Policies

Upon receiving a virus outbreak warning, assess your system to determine if it is equipped to deal with the threat. On the Outbreak Prevention Services screen, examine the Outbreak Prevention Policies currently on your Control Manager server to see if existing policies cover the virus causing the outbreak.

Tip:

Simplify this evaluation process by enabling Control Manager features that inform you about the availability of outbreak prevention policies that correspond to ongoing virus outbreaks.

For Outbreak Prevention Services alerts, see Understanding Event Center

For creating scheduled policy downloads, see Updating Outbreak Prevention Policies

What best describes the capabilities of your Control Manager server?

  • The virus is covered by the Outbreak Prevention Policies currently on Control Manager

  • The virus is not covered by the Outbreak Prevention Policies currently on Control Manager

Virus Covered by Existing Policies

Control Manager can handle the outbreak. Start Outbreak Prevention Mode and apply the Outbreak Prevention Policy that corresponds to the virus outbreak.

Virus Not Covered by Existing Policies

If existing Outbreak Prevention Policies do not cover the virus outbreak, you must obtain a new policy from Trend Micro.

Trend Micro recommends manually updating outdated Outbreak Prevention Policies.