Symantec ESM agents
consist of a module server and a communications component that is
attached to the server.
In the Symantec ESM
system, the agent gathers and interprets the data that pertains to
the security of the host computer. The agent returns this data in
response to a policy run request from a manager.
Security modules in the
policy analyze the configuration of the following:
Computer where the agent resides
Computer where the agent acts as a proxy
The agent server gathers
the resulting data and returns it to the manager that initiated the
request. The manager responds by updating the appropriate files in
Symantec ESM agents do
Store snapshot files of computer-specific and user