The Apex One Edge Relay server provides administrators visibility and increased protection of endpoints that users take outside of the company's intranet. By installing the Edge Relay server in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), off-premises Security Agents that cannot establish a direct connection to the Apex One server can still poll the server in order to receive updated policy settings.
After configuring the Edge Relay server, Security Agents receive the settings and automatically begin to connect to the Edge Relay server once connection to the Apex One server is unavailable.
Communication between the Edge Relay server, Apex One server, and Security Agents is encrypted using certificate authentication.
For more information, see Managing Edge Relay Server Certificates.