In this installment of the Tips and Insights series, Matt Beyhl explains how to create logon banners for FireEye’s Endpoint Security system. These banners enable administrators to display custom messages which will be seen by the user during the login process.
Hello my name is Matt Behyl and I’m a Senior Systems Engineer here at FireEye. Today I’m going to be talking about creating custom log on banners for our Endpoint Security tool. These are really important in where let’s say that you’ve got a policy within your organization to remind people when they’re logging onto the device that they’re notified for particular requirements or guidelines and so forth. So to be able to perform this, we choose the admin tab and then we want to go down and choose the appliance settings. And then from there we choose the log in banner. And from here we can see this is the remote banner text. So this is going to appear when they log onto the web or via SSH log ons. This will notify them of any sort of policy that you have. After that we’ve got our local banner. So that local banners displayed when you start the CLI. Before you log onto the CLI this will notify you of any of those policies that you have. And then lastly we have the message of the day. This is really important in the fact that you can display custom information based off of once somebody has logged in via the CLI and they put in their user ID, they’ve put in their password; you can have custom information that can be displayed from there. So then once you’ve updated these fields you put in that information and then you choose update. So that’s how you add custom banners for the endpoint security tool. Check back here for more tips and insights into FireEye products.