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Viewing devices on the Network Security Map

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, such as device name, security status, and IP address.

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

Norton AntiVirus 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 AntiVirus automatically refreshes the Network Security Map window and displays the device.

Norton AntiVirus requires you to configure the Symantec Security Driver to open the Network Security Map. You cannot install the Symantec Security Driver when you run LiveUpdate. You can either allow the Norton LiveUpdate to complete or close the Norton LiveUpdate session before you install the Symantec Security Driver.

To view devices on the Network Security Map

  1. In the Norton AntiVirus main window, click Advanced.

  2. Under Network Protection, click Network Security Map.

  3. 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 Symantec Security Driver that is required to view the Network Security Map window. The process of installation of the Symantec Security Driver disrupts your network connection temporarily.

  4. If the Network Security Overview window appears, click OK.

    The Network Security Overview window lets you view the summary of features of the Network Security Map. The Network Security Overview 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.

  5. In the Network Details drop-down list, select the network that lists the device for which you want to see the details.

To view the details of a device on the Network Security Map

  • 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 section that is located below the network map displays the following details:

    Device Name

    Shows 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

    Shows 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

    Shows the category to which the device belongs

    The device category icon provides details on the connection status and security status. Norton AntiVirus 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

    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.

    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 address 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.

Adding a device to the Network Security Map

Editing device details

Removing devices from the Network Security Map

About the Network Security Map

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DOCID: v9802256_NAV_Retail_2012_en_us
Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP
Last modified: 03/31/2011