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View devices on the Network Security Map

Jun 3, 2010

The Network Security Map window provides a pictorial representation of the devices on the network to which your computer is connected. You can view the details of each device before you set up Remote Monitoring.

The Network Security Map window also provides the security status of the following computers:

  • The computer on which you view the remote monitoring status (MY PC)
  • The computers that are remotely monitored

The trust level of the device appears at the bottom of the icon in the Network Map.

Norton Internet Security displays devices in the following order:
  • MY PC
  • Devices with online connection status
  • Devices with offline connection status
When you connect a new device to your network, Norton Internet Security automatically refreshes the Network Security Map window and displays the device.
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Network pane, click Network Security Map.
  2. If the Product Configuration panel appears, click Continue.

    The Product Configuration panel appears when you click Network Security Map for the first time. The Product Configuration panel helps you install the component that is required to view the Network Security Map window.
  3. If the Network Security Overview window appears, click OK.

    The Network Security Overview window that appears lets you view the summary of features of the Network Security Map. The window appears in the following instances:
    • When you open the Network Security Map window for the first time
    • When you turn on Welcome Screen under Network Security Map in the Settings window
    If you do not want to view the Network Security Overview window in the future, check Do not show this again before you click OK.
  4. Select the network that lists the device for which you want to see the details.
To view the details of a device
  • In the Network Security Map window, click a device icon.

    You can use the scroll arrows to view the devices that are listed in the Network Map.

    The device details area that is located at the bottom of the Network Map displays the following details:

    Device Name
    Displays the name of the device

    For a computer, the Network Security Map displays the NetBIOS name by default. However, the Network Security Map displays the name of the device as NEW if it meets the following conditions:
    • The device does not have a NetBIOS name
    • The device has a firewall that is enabled
    You can change the device name in the Edit Device Details window.
    Adapter Manufacturer Displays the name of the network adapter manufacturer of the device

    The adapter manufacturer's name is based on the physical address (also known as Media Control Access address or MAC address) of the device.
    Category Displays the category to which the computer or device belongs

    The device category icon provides details on the connection status and security status. Norton Internet Security labels all unknown devices as NEW and sets the category as GENERIC DEVICE.

    This category may include computer-related devices, such as printers, media devices, and game consoles.

    You can change the device category in the Edit Device Details window.
    Security Status Shows how well your computer is protected from threats, risks, and damage

    Note:

    The security status appears only for MY PC and the computers that are remotely monitored.
    Remote Monitoring Shows the connection status of Remote Monitoring

    The statuses are:
    • ON
    • OFF
    You can turn off Remote Monitoring for an individual computer or for all the computers that you remotely monitor.
    Trust Level Shows the access level that is granted to a remote device to connect to your computer

    The initial trust level is set based on the configuration of your computer. You can set trust level for all devices other than your PC.
    Connection Shows the status of the connection

    The statuses are:
    • ONLINE
    • OFFLINE
    Physical Address Shows the physical address (also known as the Media Access Control address or MAC address) of the computer or device
    IP Address Shows the IP addresses of the computer or device

    If you change the IP address of a device, the updated IP address appears in the Network Security Map window when you refresh the list.

1 comments: (+add yours?)



» Anonymous said...

My new computer with Windows 7 does not show up on the list of my Vista Security Map. Clicking "refresh" does not seem to do anything. For this reason, I think, my Windows 7 PC can not see the shared folders on my Vista.

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