About System Insight

Endpoint Protection continuously monitors your computer to keep it free of any problems and run at peak efficiency. Endpoint Protection constantly scans the vital areas of your computer including memory, registry keys, and running processes. It monitors the important activities such as general file operation, network traffic, and Internet browsing. In addition, Endpoint Protection ensures that the activities that it performs on your computer do not degrade the overall performance of your computer.

System Insight provides you a centralized location where you can view and monitor the activities that you perform on your system. System Insight displays such information in the Performance window.

You can use the Performance window for the following:

  • To view monthly history of the important system activities that you performed or that occurred over a period of the last three months.

    The Events graph that appears at the top of the window provides a pictorial representation of important system activities. The activities include application installations, application downloads, disk optimizations, threat detections, performance alerts, or Quick Scans.

    The graph displays the activities as icon or stripe, and the description for each icon or stripe is provided at the bottom of the graph. The pop-up that appears when you move the mouse pointer over an icon provides you the details about the activity. The View Details link in the pop-up lets you view additional details about the activity in the Security History window. You can use the tabs at the top of the graph to obtain details for the current month and details for the last two months.

  • To rearrange the organization of files on your computer.

    Optimizing your system helps you maximize the usable free space on a disk by grouping files based on how they are accessed. The Optimize option at the top of the Events graph lets you defragment your system.

  • To view and analyze the effect of Endpoint Protection on the performance of your computer.

    The Performance graph that appears at the bottom of the window provides a graphical representation of your CPU usage and memory usage. The CPU tab displays a graph that represents the overall system CPU usage and Norton-specific CPU usage. When you click at any point on the CPU graph and memory graph, Endpoint Protection displays a list of the processes that consume maximum resources at that point. It also displays the percentage of usage for each process. You can click a process that is available in the list to get more information about the process in the File Insight window. The Memory tab displays a graph that represents overall memory usage and Norton-specific memory usage. You can select any of the Zoom options to obtain magnified view or historical data of the graphs.

  • To view the details of Norton-specific jobs that are currently running in the background.

    The Norton Tasks window provides the details such as the timestamp, the duration, and the status of the background jobs. The details also include the type of power the job needs to run and if a job ran during idle time. You can select different power sources for the background jobs. You can also start or stop a background job at any time.

  • To view the details of the Files of Interest.

    The Norton Insight - Application Ratings window provides details on the trust level, prevalence, resource usage, and stability ratings for the Files of Interest.

You can use the Performance Monitoring option to monitor the performance of your computer. To access the Performance Monitoring option, go to the Endpoint Protection main window, click Settings > General > Performance Monitoring > Performance Monitoring .

Accessing the Performance window

About monitoring system activities

About CPU graph and memory graph

About performance alerting

About optimization

About the Norton Tasks

About Norton Insight

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DOCID: v23920532_sep_smb_2013_en_us
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Last modified: 09/20/2012