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Configure System Settings


Use the System Settings page to configure or revise outgoing e-mail notification settings. You can also test the current outgoing mail configuration. E-mail notifications are generated for alert settings configured on the Alert Settings page. Ensure that the Security Director Insights node connectivity is working fine. E-mail messages are sent from the Security Director Insights VM.

To configure outgoing e-mail settings:

  1. Select Administration> Insights Management> System Settings.

    The System Settings page appears.

  2. In the Outgoing Email Settings section, complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.

Table 1: Configure Outgoing E-mail Settings




Enter the IP address of the enterprise mail host.


Enter the SMTP port number (default is 587).

You can add Gmail. Most of the other e-mail providers use port 465 for SSL.


This option is enabled by default. You can use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for further protection.

Deselect the option to disable the use of SSL.

SMTP Login

Enter the username that you want to use for authentication.

SMTP Password

Enter an SMTP password for the login account.

From Address

Enter the e-mail address of the sender; the default is

On the Administration > Insights Management > System Settings page, in the Test Outgoing Email Settings section, you can test the current outgoing mail configuration.

To test an outgoing e-mail setting:

  1. Enter an e-mail address (or series of e-mail addresses, separated by commas) to which the test e-mail will be sent by Security Director Insights.
  2. Click Test to test your e-mail notification configuration. An e-mail will be sent by Security Director Insights to the e-mail address(es) entered, based on the configuration settings.

    The format of the test e-mail is This e-mail is a confirmation that your Insights Central Manager ( VM name) is correctly configured. This email was sent on Fri, 09 Oct 2020 at 22:02:02 +0000 to For further information, please visit


    This test verifies the ability to send an e-mail. It does not test the validity of the e-mail address.

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