Terminology

Terminology

Description

ActiveUpdate Server

Provides updates for product components, including pattern files. Trend Micro regularly releases component updates through the Trend Micro ActiveUpdate server.

Active primary appliance

Clustered appliance with which all management tasks are performed. Retains all configuration settings and allocates submissions to secondary appliances for performance improvement.

Administrator

The person managing Deep Discovery Analyzer

Clustering

Multiple standalone Deep Discovery Analyzer appliances can be deployed and configured to form a cluster that provides fault tolerance, improved performance, or a combination thereof.

Custom port

A hardware port that connects Deep Discovery Analyzer to an isolated network dedicated to sandbox analysis

Dashboard

UI screen on which widgets are displayed

High availability cluster

In a high availability cluster, one appliance acts as the active primary appliance, and one acts as the passive primary appliance. The passive primary appliance automatically takes over as the new active primary appliance if the active primary appliance encounters an error and is unable to recover.

Load-balancing cluster

In a load-balancing cluster, one appliance acts as the active primary appliance, and any additional appliances act as secondary appliances. The secondary appliances process submissions allocated by the active primary appliance for performance improvement.

Management console

A web-based user interface for managing a product.

Management port

A hardware port that connects to the management network.

Passive primary appliance

Clustered appliance that is on standby until active primary appliance encounters an error and is unable to recover. Provides high availability.

Role-based administration

Role-based administration streamlines how administrators configure user accounts and control access to the management console.

Sandbox image

A ready-to-use software package (operating system with applications) that require no configuration or installation. Virtual Analyzer supports only image files in the Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) format.

Sandbox instance

A single virtual machine based on a sandbox image.

Secondary appliance

Clustered appliance that processes submissions allocated by the active primary appliance for performance improvement.

Standalone appliance

Appliance that is not part of any cluster. Clustered appliances can revert to being standalone appliances by detaching the appliance from its cluster.

Threat Connect

Correlates suspicious objects detected in your environment and threat data from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. The resulting intelligence reports enable you to investigate potential threats and take actions pertinent to your attack profile.

Virtual Analyzer

An isolated virtual environment used to manage and analyze samples. Virtual Analyzer observes sample behavior and characteristics, and then assigns a risk level to the sample.

Widget

A customizable screen to view targeted, selected data sets.

YARA

YARA rules are malware detection patterns that are fully customizable to identify targeted attacks and security threats specific to your environment.