How Symantec ESM works

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How Symantec ESM works

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.

illustrates how the Symantec ESM components work together.

Figure: Symantec ESM Architecture Diagram

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:

  • Copy security information from the managers to a database

  • Produce standard or custom reports from the information in the database

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All references to managers, agents, console, and the command-line interface refer to the ESM unless otherwise specified.

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