The Apex One Server

The Apex One server is the central repository for all agent configurations, security risk logs, and updates.

The server performs two important functions:

  • Installs, monitors, and manages Security Agents

  • Downloads most of the components needed by agents. The Apex One server downloads components from the Trend Micro ActiveUpdate server and then distributes them to agents.

    Note:

    Some components are downloaded by smart protection sources. See Smart Protection Sources for details.

Figure 1. How the Apex One server works

The Apex One server is capable of providing real-time, bidirectional communication between the server and Security Agents. Manage the agents from a browser-based web console, which administrators can access from virtually anywhere on the network. The server communicates with the agent (and the agent with the server) through Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).