Assigning Endpoints to Filtered Policies

When a new endpoint registers to Apex Central, it goes through the filtered policies in the list in descending order. Apex Central assigns the new endpoint to a filtered policy when the following conditions are both satisfied:

  • The new endpoint matches the target criteria in the policy

  • The policy creator has the permission to manage the new endpoint

The same action applies to an endpoint already assigned to a policy, but the policy creator later deletes the policy.


For endpoints just registered to Apex Central and for those just released from deleted policies, there is a three-minute grace period during which no endpoint allocation occurs. These endpoints are temporarily without policies during this period.

If an endpoint does not meet the target criteria in any filtered policies, the endpoint does not associate with any policies. Apex Central allocates these endpoints again when the following actions occur:

  • Create a new filtered policy

  • Edit a filtered policy

  • Reorder the filtered policies

  • Daily endpoint allocation schedule

    Apex Central uses a daily endpoint allocation schedule to ensure that endpoints are assigned to the correct policies. This action occurs once at 3:15 pm every day. When endpoint properties change, such as the operating system or IP address, these endpoints require the daily schedule to re-assign them to the correct policies.


    If the endpoints are offline during the daily endpoint allocation schedule, the policy status for these endpoints will remain pending until they go online.

When the above actions occur, Apex Central allocate endpoints based on the following conditions:

Table 1. Endpoint Allocation for Filtered Policies
  New endpoints or endpoints from deleted policies Endpoints without policies Endpoints with policies
Create a new policy    
Edit a policy
Reorder the filtered policies
Daily endpoint allocation schedule