Control Manager Architecture

Trend Micro Control Manager provides a means to control Trend Micro products and services from a central location. This application simplifies the administration of a corporate virus/malware and content security policy.

The following table describes the components that Control Manager uses.

Component

Description

Control Manager server

Acts as a repository for all data collected from the agents. A Control Manager server includes the following features:

  • An SQL database that stores managed product configurations and logs

    Control Manager uses the Microsoft SQL Server database (db_ControlManager.mdf) to store data included in logs, managed product information, user account, network environment, and notification settings.

  • A web server that hosts the Control Manager web console

  • A mail client that delivers event notifications through email messages

    Control Manager can send notifications to individuals or groups of recipients about events that occur on the Control Manager network. Send event notifications by email, SNMP trap, syslog, or any in-house/industry standard application used by your organization to send notifications.

  • A report server that generates antivirus and content security product reports

    A Control Manager report is an online collection of figures about security threat and content security events that occur on the Control Manager network.

Trend Micro Management Communication Protocol

MCP handles the Control Manager server interaction with managed products that support the next generation agent.

MCP agents install with managed products and use one/two way communication to communicate with Control Manager. MCP agents poll Control Manager for instructions and updates.

Web Service Integration communication

An agent-less integration model that allows Control Manager to communicate with managed products

Web-based management console

Allows an administrator to manage Control Manager from virtually any computer with an Internet connection and web browser

The Control Manager management console is a web-based console published on the Internet through the Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) and hosted by the Control Manager server. It lets you administer the Control Manager network from any computer using a compatible web browser.

Widget Framework

Allows an administrator to create a customized dashboard to monitor the Control Manager network.