Getting started Verify that your ESM environment is current and ready to go. Log on and offAfter you install and set up the devices, you can log on to the ESM console for the first time. Customize the logon page You can customize the logon page to add text, such as company security policies, or a logo. Update the ESM softwareAccess software updates from the updates server or from a security engineer, then upload them to the ESM. Obtain and add rule update credentials The ESM provides policy, parser, and rule updates as part of your maintenance contract. You have 30 days of access before your permanent credentials are required. Check for rule updates The rule signatures used by Nitro IPS to examine network traffic are continuously updated by the McAfee Signature Team and are available for download from the central server at McAfee. These rule updates can be retrieved automatically or manually. Change language for event logs When you logged on to ESM for the first time, you selected the language to be used for event logs such as the health monitor log and device log. You can change this language setting. Connecting devices Connect both physical and virtual devices to McAfee ESM to enable real-time forensics, application and database monitoring, advanced rule- and risk-based correlation, and compliance reporting. Console preferences You can customize several features on the ESM console by changing the color theme, date and time format, timeout value, and several default settings. You can also set up McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) credentials.