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ESET Bridge overview

ESET Bridge is a new ESET software based on the open-source Nginx software adjusted for the needs of ESET security solutions.

You can use ESET Bridge with ESET PROTECT On-Prem or the cloud ESET PROTECT. ESET distributes ESET Bridge with ESET PROTECT On-Prem as a Proxy component (replacing the former Apache HTTP Proxy since ESET PROTECT On-Prem 10.0). See the comparison of ESET Bridge and Apache HTTP Proxy.

You can connect up to 10,000 computers to ESET PROTECT On-Prem using ESET Bridge.

You can use ESET Bridge with ESET PROTECT On-Prem to:

Cache and distribute updates to client computers and installation packages to ESET Management Agent.

Forward communication from ESET Management Agents to ESET PROTECT Server in environments where Agent machines cannot reach the Server directly.

HTTPS traffic caching—ESET Bridge can decrypt and cache HTTPS traffic.

Proxy chaining—ESET Bridge can forward the traffic to a remote proxy and cache data.

Run the offline repository—You can use ESET Bridge as an HTTP server for offline repository.

ESET Bridge in the network infrastructure

The following diagram shows two ESET Bridge machines:

The first ESET Bridge serves as a proxy server distributing ESET cloud traffic to the ESET PROTECT components and ESET endpoint products with direct visibility to ESET PROTECT Server.

The second ESET Bridge forwards communication from ESET Management Agents in a remote location (with no direct connection to ESET PROTECT Server) to ESET PROTECT Server.