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Recognition Objectives

Recognition Objectives are designed to ensure that the following can be achieved with the least amount of effort:

  • No machine has a large percentage of unrecognized files on it.
  • Files that occur often in the population are recognized.
  • Files that occur only on a few machines may not be recognized.

Based on this principle, Recognition Objectives help you set achievable goals for the recognition process, measure how far you are from those goals, and provide assistance in achieving them.

The objectives engine allows you to define as many objectives as you need. By default, only a single objective for the entire Enterprise is defined, although this can be extended by setting up objectives that apply to subsets of the population as well.