Log on and off

After you install and set up the devices, you can log on to the ESM console for the first time.


  1. Open a web browser on your client computer and go to the IP address that you set when you configured the network interface.
  2. Click Login, select the language for the console, then type the default user name and password.
    • Default user name: NGCP
    • Default password: security.4u
  3. Click Login, read the End User License Agreement, then click Accept.
  4. Change your user name and password, then click OK.
  5. Select whether to enable FIPS mode.
    Important: If you are required to work in FIPS mode, you must enable it the first time you log on to the system so that all future operations with McAfee devices are in FIPS mode. We recommend that you do not enable FIPS mode if you are not required to. For more information, see About FIPS mode.
  6. Follow the instructions to get your user name and password, which are necessary for access to rule updates.
  7. Perform initial ESM configuration:
    1. Select the language to be used for system logs.
    2. Select the time zone where this ESM is and the date format to be used with this account, then click Next.
    3. Define the settings on the Initial ESM Configuration wizard pages. Click the Show Help icon on each page for instructions.
  8. Click OK, then click the links for help in getting started or to see the new features that are available in this version of ESM.
  9. When you complete your work session, log off using one of these methods:
    • If no pages are open, click logout on the system navigation bar in the top-right corner of the console.
    • If pages are open, close the browser.