How Symantec Enterprise Security Manager works

Symantec ESM uses a flexible agent and manager architecture to scale the product over the enterprise. This architecture lets you adapt Symantec ESM to changes in network structure by adding agents for new operating systems and platforms.

The Symantec ESM structure consists of the following components: the agent, manager, and ESM console. In addition, Symantec ESM provides the command-line interface (CLI) as an alternate way to run security functions. Symantec ESM also provides utilities to do the following:


All references to managers, agents, ESM console, and the command-line interface refer to the Symantec ESM unless otherwise specified.