Configuring performance alerts

You can use the Performance Alerting option to receive performance alerts when there is an increased usage of system resources by any program or process.

You can use the following options to configure performance alerts:

Off

Turns off performance alerts.

Select this option if you do not want Endpoint Protection to notify you with performance alerts.

On

Turns on performance alerts.

Select this option if you want Endpoint Protection to notify you with performance alerts when a program or process exceeds the threshold limit of the system resource usage.

By default, the Performance Alerting option is turned on.

Log Only

Monitors and records the system resource usage.

Select this option if you want Endpoint Protection to only monitor the system resource usage of every program or process running on your computer.

When a program or process exceeds the threshold limit of the system resource usage, Endpoint Protection records these details in the Security History window. You can view the details that are related to performance alerts under Performance Alert category in the Security History window.

To configure performance alerts

  1. In the Endpoint Protection main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, click the General tab.

  3. In the left pane, click Performance Monitoring.

  4. Under Performance Monitoring, in the Performance Alerting row, do one of the following:

    • To turn off performance alerts, move the Performance Alerting switch to the Off position.

    • To turn on performance alerts, move the Performance Alerting switch to the On position.

    • To suppress the performance alerts, move the Performance Alerting switch to the Log Only position.

  5. Under Alert for High Usage of, do one of the following:

    • If you want Endpoint Protection to monitor the CPU usage, move the CPU switch to the left to the On position.

    • If you want Endpoint Protection to monitor the memory usage, move the Memory switch to the left to the On position.

    • If you want Endpoint Protection to monitor the disk usage, move the Disk switch to the left to the On position.

    • If you want Endpoint Protection to monitor the handle count, move the Handles switch to the left to the On position. By default, this option is turned off.

  6. Click Apply, and then click OK.

About performance alerting

Configuring the resource threshold profile

Excluding programs from performance alerts

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DOCID: v36700888_sep_smb_2013_en_us
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Last modified: 09/21/2012