You must collect asset data from your enterprise network in order to achieve your business objectives using CCS. Message based collection lets you collect and interpret asset data from your enterprise network before sending the data to CCS. The CCS Agent installed on each computer in the enterprise network performs the actual task of data collection and interpretation. The CCS Agent interprets the data against the standards or policies and presents the data to CCS in the form of messages. You can plan a message based collection solution to collect asset data for the following platforms:
Microsoft SQL Server
To perform data collection, you must install and configure the application modules for the respective platforms on the CCS Agents
If you want to collect message based data, install the ESM Console to initiate policy runs for message based data collection. For information on installing the ESM Console, see the Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Installation Guide.
The following tables lists the components that you must install in order to collect asset data from your enterprise network.
The CCS Suite comprises of the CCS Application Server and the CCS Manager.
Table: Components required to deploy a message based collection solution
Use the CCS Agents to collect data from host computers. CCS Agents collect and interpret the data before sending the data to the CCS Manager. CCS Manager sends the data to the CCS infrastructure in order to process the data.
If you want to collect message based data, install the ESM Console to initiate policy runs for message based data collection.
Review the following to plan for a message based collection solution.