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Introduction to ESET PROTECT

Welcome to ESET PROTECT version 9.1. Use ESET PROTECT to manage ESET products on workstations, servers and mobile devices in a networked environment from one central location. Using the ESET PROTECT Web Console, you can deploy ESET solutions, manage tasks, enforce security policies, monitor system status and quickly respond to problems or detections on remote computers.

See the ESET Glossary for more details about the ESET technologies and against which types of detections/attacks they protect you.

ESET PROTECT components

ESET PROTECT Server - You can install ESET PROTECT Server on Windows and Linux servers or deploy it as a pre-configured Virtual Appliance. It handles communication with Agents and collects and stores application data in the database.

ESET PROTECT Web Console - ESET PROTECT Web Console is the primary interface that enables you to manage client computers in your environment. It displays an overview of the status of clients on your network and enables you to deploy ESET solutions to unmanaged computers remotely. After installing ESET PROTECT Server, you can access the Web Console using your web browser. If you choose to make the web server available via the internet, you can use ESET PROTECT from any place or device with an internet connection. You can install the ESET PROTECT Web Console on a different computer than the computer running the ESET PROTECT Server. See also Getting started with ESET PROTECT Web Console.

ESET Management Agent - The ESET Management Agent facilitates communication between the ESET PROTECT Server and client computers. The Agent must be installed on a client computer to establish communication between that computer and the ESET PROTECT Server. Because it is located on the client computer and can store multiple security scenarios, using the ESET Management Agent significantly lowers reaction time to new detections. Using ESET PROTECT Web Console, you can deploy the ESET Management Agent to unmanaged computers identified by Active Directory or ESET RD Sensor. You can also manually install the ESET Management Agent on client computers.

Rogue Detection Sensor - The ESET PROTECT Rogue Detection (RD) Sensor detects unmanaged computers present on your network and sends their information to the ESET PROTECT Server. You can easily add new client computers to your secure network. The RD Sensor remembers computers that have been discovered and will not send the same information twice.

Apache HTTP Proxy - You can use this service in combination with ESET PROTECT to:

oDistribute updates to client computers and installation packages to the ESET Management Agent.

oForward communication from ESET Management Agents to the ESET PROTECT Server.

Mobile Device Connector - A component for Mobile Device Management with ESET PROTECT, permitting you to manage mobile devices (Android and iOS) and administer ESET Endpoint Security for Android.


ESET PROTECT Mobile Device Management/Connector (MDM/MDC) component (on-premises only) reached End of Life in January 2024. Read more. We recommend that you migrate to Cloud MDM.

See also ESET PROTECT architecture and infrastructure elements overview.

ESET PROTECT standalone tools

Mirror Tool - The Mirror Tool is necessary for offline module updates. If your client computers do not have an internet connection, you can use the Mirror Tool to download update files from ESET update servers and store them locally.

ESET Remote Deployment Tool - This tool serves to deploy All-in-one packages created in the ESET PROTECT Web Console. You can conveniently distribute ESET Management Agent with an ESET product on computers over a network.

Additional ESET solutions

To enhance the protection of managed devices in your network, use these additional ESET solutions:

ESET Full Disk Encryption - ESET Full Disk Encryption is an add-on feature native to ESET PROTECT Web Console and provides the management of full disk encryption of managed Windows and macOS workstations with an additional security layer in pre-boot login.

ESET LiveGuard Advanced - ESET LiveGuard Advanced (Cloud Sandbox) is a paid service provided by ESET. Its purpose is to add a layer of protection specifically designed to mitigate new threats in the wild.

ESET Inspect - A comprehensive Endpoint Detection and Response system that includes features such as incident detection, incident management and response, data collection, indicators of compromise detection, anomaly detection, behavior detection and policy violations.


ESET Enterprise Inspector and ESET Dynamic Threat Defense have been renamed to ESET Inspect and ESET LiveGuard Advanced.

You may need to troubleshoot issues caused by the renaming if you upgraded from ESET PROTECT 9.0 and earlier and have reports, dynamic groups, notifications or other rules that filter for ESET Dynamic Threat Defense or ESET Enterprise Inspector.

Synchronize licenses

Synchronize licenses from ESET Business Account or ESET MSP Administrator 2 with ESET PROTECT and use them for activation of ESET security products on devices in your network.

ESET Business Account - The licensing portal for ESET business products enables you to manage licenses. See the ESET Business Account Online Help for more information. If you already have an ESET-issued Username and Password that you want to convert to a License Key, visit the Convert legacy license credentials.

ESET MSP Administrator 2 - A license management system for ESET MSP partners. See the ESET MSP Administrator 2 Online Help for more information.