Architecture

ESET PROTECT is a new generation of remote management system. ESET PROTECT is only partially compatible with ERA 6 and there is no backward compatibility with ERA 5. However, there is still compatibility with previous versions of ESET security products.

With ESET PROTECT, 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):

ESET PROTECT Server

ESET PROTECT Web Console

ESET Management Agent

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

Proxy

RD Sensor

Apache HTTP Proxy

Mobile Device Connector

 

ESET PROTECT components use certificates to communicate with the ESET PROTECT Server. Read more about certificates in ESET PROTECT in our Knowledgebase article.

Infrastructure elements overview

The table below contains an overview of the ESET PROTECT infrastructure elements and their main functions:

Functionality

ESET PROTECT 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 the ESET PROTECT 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 ESET PROTECT 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