Registering to Apex Central

  1. Go to Administration > Integrated Products/Services > Apex Central.
  2. Configure General settings.
    • View the registration status.

    • Specify the display name that identifies Deep Discovery Email Inspector in the Apex Central Product Directory.


      Use the host name or specify a unique and meaningful name to help you quickly identify Deep Discovery Email Inspector.

  3. Configure Server Settings.
    Option Description

    Server address

    Type the Apex Central server FQDN or IP address.


    Type the port number that the MCP agent uses to communicate with Apex Central.

    Select Use HTTPS if the Apex Central security is set to medium or high.

    Medium: Trend Micro allows HTTPS and HTTP communication between Apex Central and the MCP agent of managed products.

    High: Trend Micro only allows HTTPS communication between Apex Central and the MCP agent of managed products.

    User name and password

    Type the logon credentials for the IIS server used by Apex Central if your network requires authentication.

    Connect using a proxy server

    Optionally select Connect using a proxy server.

    For details, see Configuring Proxy Settings.

  4. (Optional) Configure Incoming Connections from Apex Central settings.
    1. Select Receive connections through a NAT device to use a NAT device.
    2. Type the IP address of the NAT device.
    3. Type the port number.
  5. (Optional) Under Suspicious Object Synchronization, do the following:
    1. Select Synchronize suspicious objects from Apex Central.
    2. Type an API Key.

      Log on to Apex Central to obtain an API key.

      Deep Discovery Email Inspector synchronizes suspicious object lists from Apex Central every 20 seconds, and displays the time of the last synchronization.

    • You can only choose to synchronize suspicious objects with one source. If you enable Deep Discovery Email Inspector to synchronize with Apex Central, you will not receive suspicious objects from any other external sources.

    • If you register Deep Discovery Email Inspector to both Deep Discovery Director 5.0 (or later) and Apex Central, Deep Discovery Email Inspector synchronizes suspicious objects and exception lists from Deep Discovery Director only. You can check the synchronization status on the Deep Discovery Director management console.

    • If you unregister Deep Discovery Email Inspector from Deep Discovery Director and Deep Discovery Email Inspector is still registered to Apex Central, you must configure the settings again to synchronize suspicious objects from Apex Central.

    • If you are using an external sandbox, verify that the external sandbox is configured to send suspicious objects to Apex Central before selecting this option.

  6. Click Save.

Deep Discovery Email Inspector registers to Apex Central.

To verify the registration, on Apex Central go to Directories > Products.