Agents protect clients from security threats. Clients include desktops, servers, and Microsoft Exchange servers. The WFBS agents are:

Table 1. WFBS Agents



Security Agent

Protects desktops and servers from security threats and intrusions

Messaging Security Agent (Advanced only)

Protects Microsoft Exchange servers from email-borne security threats

An agent reports to the Security Server from which it was installed. To provide the Security Server with the very latest client information, the agent sends event status information in real time. Agents report events such as threat detection, startup, shutdown, start of a scan, and completion of an update.