Terminology

The following table provides the official terminology used throughout the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) documentation:

Terminology

Description

Agent

The Trend Micro Security (for Mac) agent program installed on a Mac computer

Endpoint

The Mac computer where the agent is installed

Agent user (or user)

The person managing the agent on the Mac computer

Server

The Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server program

Server computer

The computer where the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server is installed

Administrator (or Trend Micro Security (for Mac) administrator)

The person managing the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server

Console

The user interface for configuring and managing Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server and agent settings

The console for the server program is called "web console", while the console for the agent program is called "agent console".

Security risk

The collective term for virus/malware, spyware/grayware, and web threats

Product service

The Trend Micro Security (for Mac) service, which is managed from the Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

Components

Responsible for scanning, detecting, and taking actions against security risks

Agent installation folder

The folder on the Mac computer that contains the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) agent files

/Library/Application Support/TrendMicro

Server installation folder

The folder on the server computer that contains the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server files. After installing Trend Micro Security (for Mac) server, the folder is created on the same OfficeScan server directory.

If you accept the default settings during OfficeScan server installation, you will find the server installation folder at any of the following locations:

  • C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan\Addon\TMSM

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\OfficeScan\Addon\TMSM

Dual-stack

An entity that has both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. For example:

  • A dual-stack endpoint is a Mac computer with both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

  • A dual-stack agent refers to an agent installed on a dual-stack endpoint.

  • A dual-stack proxy server, such as DeleGate, can convert between IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Pure IPv4

An entity that only has an IPv4 address

Pure IPv6

An entity that only has an IPv6 address