The OfficeScan server is the central repository for all agent configurations, security risk logs, and updates.
The server performs two important functions:
Installs, monitors, and manages OfficeScan agents
Downloads most of the components needed by agents. The OfficeScan server downloads components from the Trend Micro ActiveUpdate server and then distributes them to agents.
Some components are downloaded by smart protection sources. See Smart Protection Sources for details.
The OfficeScan server is capable of providing real-time, bidirectional communication between the server and OfficeScan 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 (HTTP).