You can perform data collection from your enterprise network in different ways based on the type of data collected. You can either collect raw data or message based data.You must configure your environment for the different data collection models based on the type of data collection method that you plan to adopt.
The data collection models can be of the following types:
Raw data based data collection model
In the raw data based data collection model, you can collect data using the agent based or the agentless method.
Based on the data collection method, the CCS Manager or the CCS agent collects data from the network. The collected data is then evaluated against a standard.
In the message based data collection model, you can collect data using the agent based method only. The CCS agent installed on each computer performs the actual task of data collection. The security content executables installed on the agents collect and evaluate the data and report the conformance of the assets with the security policies.The evaluated data is collected and presented in the form of messages.