Architecture

ESET Security Management Center is a new generation of remote management system that differs significantly from previous versions of ERA. Since the architecture is completely different, ESET Security Management Center 7 is only partially compatible with ERA 6 and there is no backward compatibility with ERA 5. However, compatibility with previous versions of ESET security products remains.

Together with new ESET Security Management Center, ESET has developed a new generation of security products with a new licensing system.

To perform a complete deployment of the ESET security solutions portfolio, the following components must be installed (Windows and Linux platforms):

ESMC Server

ESMC Web Console

ESET Management Agent

The following supporting components are optional, we recommend that you install them for best performance of the application on the network:

Proxy

RD Sensor

Apache HTTP Proxy

Mobile Device Connector

 

ESMC components use certificates to communicate with ESMC Server. Read more about certificates in ESMC in our Knowledgebase article.

Infrastructure elements overview

The table below contains an overview of ESMC infrastructure elements and their main functions:

Functionality

ESMC Server

ESET Management Agent

ESET security product

HTTP Proxy

ESET servers

Mobile Device Connector

Remote management of ESET security products (creation of policies, tasks, reports, etc.)

x

x

x

x

x

Communication with ESMC Server and managing ESET security product on the client device

x

x

x

x

Providing updates, license validation

x

x

x

x

x

Caching and forwarding updates (detection engine, installers, modules)

x

x

x

x

Forwarding of network traffic between ESET Management Agent and ESMC Server

x

x

x

x

x

Securing the client device

x

x

x

x

x

Remote management of mobile devices

x

x

x

x

x