About Symantec ESM agents

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:

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 its database.

Symantec ESM agents do the following:

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