About the local summary database

The local summary database is a component of the ESM console that contains security data about managers and agents. When the ESM console creates a user account, it also creates a local summary database file for the account. You can query the database for summary data and module message details from policy runs to help analyze and report network vulnerabilities.

The local summary database is a Microsoft Access relational database in .mdb native file format. You can access this database with Microsoft Access, or use it as an ODBC data source. If you have compatible third-party software, you can use the local summary database to produce custom reports.

You can use the discretionary Access Control List (ACL) in Windows to secure the local summary database file. Only the user that is logged on to the ESM console account should have full control over the file.

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