After you create a protection policy, you can enable or disable it. You can also change the policy name, associated assets, and protected directory addresses. If you no longer require a protection policy, you can delete it. This topic describes how to enable, disable, edit, and delete a protection policy. This topic also describes how to manage servers that are added to a protection policy.

Prerequisites

An anti-ransomware policy is created. For more information, see Create a protection policy.

Background information

A protection policy takes effect only when the status of the protection policy is Normal. If the status of the protection policy is Exception, we recommend you handle the exception at the earliest opportunity. For more information, see What do I do if the status of a protection policy is abnormal?

Enable or disable a protection policy

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, find the policy that you want to enable or disable and turn on or turn off the switch in the Policy Status column.
    • Enable a policy

      After a protection policy is enabled, the anti-ransomware feature backs up the data on your server based on the policy. This protects your server against ransomware. In the Policy Status column, turn on the switch to enable the protection policy.

    • Disable a policy

      If this is the first time that you use Security Center to back up the data on your server, a large number of CPU and memory resources may be consumed. As a result, your services may be affected. To prevent resource wasting and service interruption, turn off the switch in the Policy Status column to disable the protection policy. After you disable the protection policy, the data backup task that is running based on the policy stops. We recommend that you enable the protection policy during off-peak hours to back up data.

Edit a protection policy

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, find the protection policy that you want to edit and click Edit in the Actions column. Edit a protection policy
  4. In the Edit Policies panel, configure the parameters. Edit Policies panel
    For more information about the parameters, see Create a protection policy.
  5. Click OK.

Manage servers that are added to a protection policy

After you create a protection policy, you can add servers to or remove servers from the protection policy. You can also install the anti-ransomware client on your servers or uninstall the client from your servers.

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, find the protection policy that you want to apply to your servers and click the Hide/Show icon icon.
  4. Manage the servers on which the protection policy takes effect.
    You can perform the following operations:
    • Add servers to the protection policy

      When you edit the protection policy, you can add servers to the protection policy. For more information, see Edit a protection policy.

      To make sure that the anti-ransomware capacity is effectively utilized, you can add a server to only one policy. You can add a maximum of 100 servers to each protection policy.

    • Remove servers from the protection policy
      Notice After a server is removed from the protection policy, Security Center no longer protects the server against ransomware and deletes all backup data of the server. Deleted backup data cannot be recovered. Proceed with caution.

      If you no longer require anti-ransomware for a server, click Delete in the Actions column. In the message that appears, click OK. If you want to remove multiple servers from a protection policy, select the servers and click Delete below the server list.

    • Install or uninstall the anti-ransomware client

      If you want to install the anti-ransomware client on a server or uninstall the anti-ransomware client from a server, click Install or Uninstall in the Actions column. If you want to install the anti-ransomware client on servers or uninstall the anti-ransomware client from servers that are added to the same protection policy, select the servers and click Install or Uninstall below the server list.

      Note After you uninstall the anti-ransomware client from a server, all backup data is retained.

Delete a protection policy

Notice After you delete a protection policy, the data backup task that is running based on the policy stops. In addition, the backup data of the servers on which the policy takes effect is deleted. Deleted backup data cannot be recovered. Proceed with caution.
  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, find the protection policy that you want to delete and click Delete in the Actions column.
  4. In the message that appears, click OK.