First of all, Thanks to everyone who made this a reality.
I am both impressed and shocked to see this.
I am impressed with the new GUI, options and features of CESM 3 (A big applause for that) :-TU
But, I am shocked to see that most of the complaints/issues that were reported from version to version earlier have not been considered or rectified. :embarassed:
Note: I could not get the panorama view to work. It says HWAcceleration is disabled in SilverLight. Even after enabling it, it does not work. Silverlight settings are reverting back after explorer restart.
No Panorama View-Error (Screenshot attached)
I will try to present my first impressions of this product in a quick report here.
Latest Database version, CIS version not mentioned in Console main window.
(We only see the latest available CIS/Agent versions during the process of adding new Computers.)
Policy View ???–No way to see what a Policy really contains.
What settings CIS has… Can not see policy elements in Console
- Ability to send messages to client from console
There is no message communication between Client and Console. This is very frustrating in daily use.
For example, when we are updating Bases/running a full scan from console, there should be a balloon tip/notification or some thing like that on the client machine so that the person working on the client can understand why his system slowed down suddenly (they indeed slow down PC performance, and clients have no clue why their system is very slow)
- Can not see/control sandbox status of apps in Console.
There is no way to view/control applications sandboxed on clients from the Console.
It makes very hard for the client to understand what is happening on his system. Client does not get any messages, can not do anything about it
Admin on Console does not get any messages, can not do anything about it.
It becomes a very chaotic situation.
Update Proxy on Client(Online/through Proxy)–No Way to set from Server
Update progress, no way to control once started (Can not stop/pause once started from Console or client)
Policy apply–Pending ???
I get this “Pending” status when I apply policies on clients. There is no reason why it is pending. The clients are online and connected.
- Host system hangs very often, while applying policies, updating etc.,
This happened regularly on my Windows 8 x64 host with CESM. I eventually had to disconnect it from Console Remote management in order to get it going without random hangs. It seems to hang when ever I apply a policy or try to force remote management on it (as far as I could observe)
- Can not install killswitch in clients (Offline)
Still, there is no way to install Killswitch/CCE on clients without internet through the proxy server.
- Comodo Firewall on Clients Blocks CESM Console from accessing client
This is strange and weird by design. Developers should think of a predefined rule/policy added to clients during agent deployment itself so that the communication between CESM server and client is not blocked by CIS itself.
- Disable management/configuration from client side (even for local admins)
I was hoping to see this in this version atleast. If it is already present I am missing something here.
All I want is to block my clients from altering CIS settings by taking over local control even though they have administrator access locally. I would like to set a separate password for CIS from Console side.
Only persons with that special password should be able to take control of CIS local management mode. (Change from manage remotely to manage locally)
- Def+ installed but disabled (BB is not mentioned at all)
One more weird design issue. In CIS 6, Defense+ is disabled by default and BB is enabled. But CESM console does not mention BB, but says Def+ is disabled. At first sight we get an impression that we configured CIS wrongly…
- Ability to deploy along with a custom policy & Ability to create installers with custom policies
I would like to see the ability to deploy CIS on clients with a custom policy applied during the installation itself, (not applying policy after deployment). Even more, the ability to create a deployment package with custom policy predefined.
(Greatly helps CESM admins in restricting local users/admins from altering CIS or taking control of CIS. Once CIS is installed with a predefined policy with a password protection, it reduces interference from local users by a lot)
Remote Session–“No VNC Ready–connection timeout” message
Error message when deployment fails are not at all clear
Extra Registry Key is required on Vista/7/8 for deployment. But it is not mentioned that way in the error message.
(Thanks to “Jane” from GeekBuddy support team :-TU for point me to this, I was actually scratching my head as to why I am not getting it to work, while everything is configured correctly)
16. “Policy Not Found” message shows up after clicking an imported policy (Screenshot attached)
CESM console says that CIS is not installed on client (in this case the host system itself).
But CIS is installed and up to date. Agent deployed successfully and running. (Screenshot attached)
Two more error messages popped up while using the console. I attached the screenshots for reference.
I will come back with more in a few days after finishing some important job work asap.
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