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How Configuration Works

This Article Applies to:

  • AVG Business Cloud Console


The main way you manage your devices is through policies, which are groups of security rules that determine how AVG Business Antivirus works on the endpoints. Any changes to a policy are applied to the devices and groups assigned to it.

AVG Business Management Consoles include a default template that has already been set up with the suggested configuration. You can apply this template, or create your own by duplicating the default to customize it or by creating a new template altogether. The default template cannot be deleted until another policy has been created.

A single policy contains settings for Windows Workstations and Windows Servers so you do not need to create separate policies for each operating system. This enables you to configure settings for a device group that contains multiple OS types at once. You can create policies by clicking + Policy or Add Policy on the Policies page. You will then have a chance to name the policy before configuring your settings for the various components.

Policies can only be updated within the Cloud Console.

For more details on how to begin to configure your policies, see Component Overview.

Deleting Policies

  1. Navigate to the Policies page of the Cloud Console
  2. Click the three dots next to the policy you would like to delete
  3. Click Delete Policy
  4. Click Delete this policy

If you have devices tied to a policy you are deleting, you will be asked which policy you would like to apply to the devices instead. A template can only be deleted when no devices are assigned to it.

Duplicating Policies

You may wish to duplicate the settings of one policy to only change a few details for a different group of devices.

  1. Navigate to the Policies page of the Cloud Console
  2. Click the three dots next to the policy you would like to duplicate
  3. Click Duplicate
  4. Enter a name for the duplicated policy
  5. Click Duplicate

Editing Policies

  1. Navigate to the Policies page of the Cloud Console
  2. Click the name of the policy you would like to edit
  3. Make your changes to the policy
  4. Click Save

Changing Devices' Assigned Policy

This process can only be performed on the On-Premise Console, as the Cloud Console uses a different process.

This process can also be completed via the Devices page. See Assigning Policies.

  1. On the Policies page, click the Directly assigned to or the Policy used by column beside the policy you wish to replace
  2. Go to Policy > Assigned Groups and Devices, then click the checkboxes of either entire groups or specific devices in the left and right panes. You can select a combination of groups and devices
  3. Click Change Policy
  4. Select one of your policies from the drop-down menu, or if you have selected a non-parent group you can choose to use the settings of its parent group
  5. Click Change Policy