Grouping Managed Products Using Directory Management

Use the Directory Management screen to customize the Product Directory organization to suit your administration model’s needs. For example, you can group products by location or product type (messaging security, web security, file storage protection).

Group managed products according to geographical, administrative, or product specific reasons. In combination with different access rights used to access managed products or folders in the directory, the following table presents the recommended grouping types as well as their advantages and disadvantages:

Table 1. Advantages and Disadvantages when Grouping Managed Products

Grouping Type



Geographical or Administrative

Clear structure

No group configuration for identical products

Product type

Group configuration and status is available

Access rights may not match

Combination of both

Group configuration and access right management

Complex structure, may not be easy to manage