Manage groups in Malwarebytes Cloud Platform

Document created by bgoddard Employee on Sep 30, 2019Last modified by bgoddard Employee on Oct 7, 2019
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A group is a collection of endpoints with an applied policy. You can choose which policy you want to protect each group. Create groups and move endpoints into them to organize your endpoints and protect them with group policies. 


Here's how endpoints, groups, and policies work together:

  • Endpoints must belong to a group. By default, endpoints belong to the Default Group that uses the Default Policy.
  • Groups must have a policy assigned to them. When creating or editing a group, you choose which policy is assigned to that group.
  • You may move endpoints to other groups. When this happens, the new group's policy applies to the endpoints that have been moved to that new group.
  • Groups can be children of other groups. When adding a new group, you may create it as a child of an existing group.
  • You may change which policy is assigned to a group. This changes the policy for all the endpoints in the group.
  • Policies can exist whether or not they are assigned to a group. When you create a policy, you may choose to not assign it to a group. Until a policy is applied to a group with endpoints, it is not protecting any devices.


Add a group

When adding groups, we recommend using a clear naming convention as a best practice.

  1. Go to Settings > Groups.

  2. Click New.

  3. Name the group.

  4. Select a policy from the Policy Name drop-down menu.
    • Optionally, click the checkbox Create within an existing group and choose a parent group to create the new child group under.

  5. Click Save.


Move endpoints into groups

Once a group is created, you may add endpoints to it by moving them into the group. Endpoints moved into a group adopt that group's policy. Endpoints that have not been moved to a different group belong to the Default Group.

  1. Go to Manage Endpoints.

  2. Select one or more endpoints to add to a group and click Move.

  3. Select a group to move the endpoints to and click Save.


Edit a group

You may rename a group or change which policy is assigned to a group.

  1. Go to Settings > Groups.

  2. Click the group name.

  3. Perform one of the following:
    • Edit the Group Name.
    • Select a different policy from the Policy Name drop-down menu.

  4. Click Save.


Delete a group

You may delete a group if no endpoints are associated with it. Deleting a group with empty child groups will also delete the child groups. If child groups have endpoints associated with them, you cannot delete them.

  1. Go to Settings > Groups.

  2. Select one or more groups to delete.

  3. Click Delete. A warning is displayed. If you're sure you want to delete the group and any child groups, click DELETE.