In Metadefender Endpoint Management device policies, what is a Critical Issue?

Metadefender Endpoint Management reports many different types of information about a device. Some of these items can be considered ISSUES if the Metadefender Endpoint Management admin decides it is an unwanted condition. 

E.G. If an organization's security regulations require all hard drives to be encrypted, the Metadefender Endpoint Management admin would set Is Issue? to true for 'Require hard disk encryption'. 

In some cases, an admin may want to consider a particular issue as more severe than another. To do so, the admin would also set Is Critical Issue? to true for that particular issue. 

An example policy:

 

To see a list of all devices with critical issues, apply the Critical filter in the device list view.

Why?

By declaring some issues as critical and others are regular severity, differing levels of access can be allowed via integration with a secure access solution or Metadefender Endpoint Management public API. For example, you may wish to use regular issues to trigger a warning or placement in a remediation VLAN, whereas a critical issue may result in full network disconnect.

This article applies to Metadefender Endpoint Management
This article was last updated on 2015-04-03
(This article was changed to reflect the new name of Metadefender Endpoint on 2016-02-23)
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