Differences between on-premises and cloud management console

ESET PROTECT Cloud includes all of the key features and capabilities you know from ESET PROTECT but has been adjusted to fit the needs of a cloud-based management.

The table below includes descriptions of the major differences between ESET PROTECT Cloud and ESET PROTECT.

General difference

ESET PROTECT Cloud

ESET PROTECT

Hosting

Runs in the ESET-maintained cloud environment..

Runs on your physical or virtualized environment.

Manageable devices limitation

25,000 client devices.

Limitation depends on server hardware limitations.

Supported client operating systems

Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS.

Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS.

Supported product versions

Business products version 6 and later.

Business products version 4 and later.

ESET Enterprise Inspector


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ESET PROTECT Cloud does not support ESET Enterprise Inspector. If you migrate from ESET PROTECT to ESET PROTECT Cloud, you will not be able to manage ESET Enterprise Inspector from ESET PROTECT Cloud.

Components

ESET Management Agent

RD Sensor

Deployment Tool

CloudMDM

ESET Management Agent

RD Sensor

Deployment Tool

MDM

Virtualization

VAgentHost and ESET Virtualization Security are not available.

VAgentHost and ESET Virtualization Security are available.

Active Directory

Active Directory synchronization is available with the use of ESET Active Directory Scanner.

Active Directory synchronization is available.

Mobile Device Management

Mobile device management is available by default via CloudMDM.

Mobile device management is available via ESET PROTECT MDM

Certificates

Certificate management is handled by ESET.

User can create, edit or import/export Certificates and Certification Authorities.

Access rights

Access Rights Management was moved to ESET Business Account but you can specify access to specific ESET PROTECT Cloud features for a user with custom permissions.

Advanced multi-tenant access rights security model that is manageable from the ESET PROTECT interface.

License management

License management was fully moved to ESET Business Account.

License management is partially in ESET PROTECT and partially in ESET Business Account.

How to add computers

Computers can be added via Active Directory synchronization, from an RD sensor report and using GPO and SCCM installer scripts.

Computers can be added via Active Directory synchronization, from an RD sensor report, using GPO and SCCM installer scripts, manually by adding a new device with the addition of an Agent Deployment task, or by installing Agent locally.