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EMS Administration Guide

Configuring profiles for Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints

The default profile is designed to provide effective levels of protection. To use specific features, such as application firewall, create a new profile or change the default profile. Consider the following when creating profiles:

  • Use default settings within a profile.
  • Consider the endpoint's role when changing the default profile or creating new profiles.
  • Create a separate group and profile for endpoints requiring long-term special configuration.
  • Use FortiClient EMS for all central profile settings, and set options for within the group instead of for the endpoint itself when possible.

These topics describe creating and configuring profiles for Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints.

Configuring profiles for Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints

The default profile is designed to provide effective levels of protection. To use specific features, such as application firewall, create a new profile or change the default profile. Consider the following when creating profiles:

  • Use default settings within a profile.
  • Consider the endpoint's role when changing the default profile or creating new profiles.
  • Create a separate group and profile for endpoints requiring long-term special configuration.
  • Use FortiClient EMS for all central profile settings, and set options for within the group instead of for the endpoint itself when possible.

These topics describe creating and configuring profiles for Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints.