Optimised for maximum availability, flexibility and scalability, the technical architecture of Traps consists of any number of Traps endpoint agents, managed through a central ESM (Endpoint Security Manager). The ESM implements a three tier architecture consisting of an ESM Console, Central Policy Database and any number of ESM Communication Servers.
Organisations can deploy multiple ESM Consoles, each of them can reside on either physical or virtual systems. The ESM Console runs on IIS (Internet Information Services) for Windows. As the administrative interface for Traps, the ESM Console provides access to the Central Policy Database of Traps.
The Policy Database is the central repository of all the information that’s necessary to configure, maintain and operate Traps. Some examples of the information contained within include; activity and forensic logs, ESM and agent configurations, prevention policies and settings and WildFire interface configurations.
The role of the ESM Communication Servers is to act as proxies between Traps agents and the ESM Policy Database. The Communication Servers do not store data and as a result, can be easily added and removed from the environment as required, ensuring the required needs for graphical coverage and redundancy can be easily met. ESM Servers can be installed on Windows Servers deployed on both physical and virtual machines.