ESM uses a flexible agent and manager architecture to scale the product over the enterprise. This architecture lets you adapt ESM to changes in network structure by adding agents for new operating systems and platforms.
Figure: Symantec ESM Architecture Diagram
The ESM structure consists of the following components: the agent, manager, and console. In addition, ESM provides the command-line interface (CLI) as an alternate way to run security functions. ESM also provides utilities to do the following:
All references to managers, agents, console, and the command-line interface refer to the ESM unless otherwise specified.