General

Navigate to Settings > General to configure the general system settings of Threat Defender, proxy server access, and the management interface.

General Settings

The table in this section displays the currently active system settings of Threat Defender. To change these settings, click the edit_icon icon in the last column of the table.

The settings screen contains the following elements:

Field

Description

Hostname

Enter the hostname of Threat Defender.

System Uri

Enter the URI you want to use in emails and PDF reports to identify Threat Defender.

Analytics Mode

Select a privacy mode for Threat Defender:

- On – Threat Defender collects all available information, including all user-related data.
- Realtime – Threat Defender stores data related to individual users for only one minute.
- Off – Threat Defender does not collect any data that can be allocated to individual users.

Password Strength

Set the global requirements for system user passwords:

- Minimum Length - the minimum permissible password length is 6 characters.
- Use the slider switches to enable or disable complexity requirements and password expiration.
- If password expiration is enabled, specify the expiration period in months.

Time Zone

Select the correct time zone from the drop-down list.

NTP

Set the slider switch to on if you want to use an NTP server.

NTP Servers

If you enable NTP, enter the desired NTP server. You can enter multiple servers separated by commas.

MANUALLY SET CURRENT TIME

Click this button to manually set the date and time of Threat Defender using a date picker.

The buttons at the bottom of the screen allow you to store your changes (SAVE) or to discard them (CANCEL).

Click the APPLY CHANGES button in the header to activate your configuration changes.

Proxy

If you employ a proxy server in your network, navigate to Settings > General to configure Threat Defender for proxy access.

The table displays the configured proxies. The slider switch in the first column allows you to enable (on) or disable (off) the proxy. The icons in the last column allow you to edit or delete the respective proxy.

To set up a new proxy, click the Add Proxy button at the top of the screen.

Warning

While it is possible to configure multiple proxies, only one proxy may be active at a time. When you set up a new proxy, it is enabled by default and any previously active proxy is automatically disabled.

When you add or edit a proxy, the settings screen is displayed with the following elements:

Field

Description

on/off

The slider switch indicates whether proxy access is enabled or disabled.

Proxy

Enter the URI of the proxy server, e.g. http://proxy.example.com:8080. If you also want to specify a username and password for the proxy, use the following format: http://username:password@proxy.example.com:8080

Note

Optional: Add a short description of the proxy.

Tip

When using domains in the username, avoid the backslash by using |5C instead.

The buttons at the bottom of the screen allow you to store your changes (SAVE) or to discard them (CANCEL).

Click the APPLY CHANGES button in the header to activate your configuration changes.

Management Interface

The table in this section displays the management interface and its configuration. The edit_icon icon in the last column allows you to change the settings of the management interface.

The settings screen contains the following elements:

Field

Description

DHCP Client

Select this checkbox if you want to enable DHCP and assign dynamic IP addresses to the management interface.

Address

Only available if DHCP is disabled: Enter the static IP address of the management interface in CIDR notation.

Gateway

Only available if DHCP is disabled: Enter the gateway of the management interface.

DNS Addresses

Only available if DHCP is disabled: Enter the IP addresses of the domain name servers that resolve host and domain name requests. The IP addresses have to be separated by commas.

Warning

If you change the IP address of the management interface, the web interface will no longer respond at the previous address. To access the web interface after changing the IP address of the management interface, open a new browser tab and enter the new IP address in the address bar.

The buttons at the bottom of the screen allow you to store your changes (SAVE) or to discard them (CANCEL).

Click the APPLY CHANGES button in the header to activate your configuration changes.

NTP

If NTP is activated under General, this section shows NTP server information.

Click Force Time Synchronization to manually synchronize the system time to the time server.

Note

When you force time synchronization, there is a brief cleanup period during which the system displays error messages. Wait a few moments until the synchronization is complete.

Under Server Time you can see what time is currently set on the system. The list under Servers Status displays the connection statuses of the selected time servers.