The ESM console obtains
information about the security of the computers and the servers in
the enterprise from the managers on the network. The managers
gather this information from their registered agents during policy
The ESM console can
connect to multiple managers. If the connections in your
environment involve all managers of an enterprise, the console
gathers the level and the average score for the entire enterprise.
The ESM console gathers this information in the following ways:
When the ESM console initially connects with a
manager during a session, it retrieves domain, agent, and summary
data from the manager.
When you use the ESM console to start a policy run,
the following events occur:
The participating agents run security checks on the
The manager is updated with the results.
The manager updates the ESM console.
In this instance, you
can decide if you want the ESM console to auto-navigate the
enterprise tree and to view the report data.
When changes to managers and agents occur on the
ESM console, do the following to ensure that the ESM console
displays the current information:
Right-click a node at the domains level and click
Update to update the summary
Right-click a node at the regions level and click
Retrieve Summaries to retrieve the
summary information from all of the managers in a region.