After you install the Security Center agent on a server, Security Center can protect the server. You can modify the protection status of a server as needed. This topic describes how to enable or disable server protection.

Prerequisites

The Security Center agent is installed on your server. You can enable or disable protection for your server only after the Security Center agent is installed on your server. For more information about how to install the Security Center agent, see Install the Security Center agent.

Background information

  • The status in the Agent column changes to Enable on the Assets page.
  • If the agent is not connected to Alibaba Cloud, the status changes to Close. To allow Security Center to protect a server, you must enable the Security Center agent for the server.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Assets.
  3. On the Assets page, click the Server(s) tab.
  4. On the Server(s) tab, you can enable or disable protection for a specific server.
    • Enable protection
      To enable protection, select one or more servers whose status is Close in the Agent column, and choose More Operations > Turn on protection.Turn on protection

      After server protection is enabled, the status in the Agent column changes to Enable.

    • Disable protection
      You can disable protection for a server as needed. To disable protection, select one or more servers whose status is Enable in the Agent column, and choose More Operations > Suspend Protection.
      Note After protection is disabled, Security Center stops providing protection for your servers, including vulnerability detection and security event alerting. Proceed with caution.
      Disable server protection

      After server protection is disabled, the status of the target servers changes to Close in the Agent column.