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Security Manager architecture

The diagram below illustrates the Security Manager architecture. Consider these components in the context of your architecture when you plan your deployment and assess your anti-virus needs.

The components are described in the table following the diagram. For detailed information about N-central Security as a whole, see the MSP N-central Security Statement online in the NRC under Product-Documentation.


Description of components



N-central Server

The central monitoring solution where all monitored data is aggregated and processed.

N-central Probe

The probe is used to cache the AV Defender installer which is then passed to the Agent for installation.

N-central Agent

The agent is used to monitor the Endpoint Client.

Endpoint Client

The AV Defender software, providing robust virus protection, including signature-based detection and behavioral analysis for protection against zero-day threats.

Update Server

AV Defender software installed on the Probe server. This server caches product and signature updates for distribution to endpoints on your local area network. While not mandatory, using an update server will reduce demand on network resources.

AV Defender

For AV Defender itself, ensure that you are running a supported operating system.

Now that you've reviewed the Security Manager architecture. If you're ready to deploy the solution, review the deployment checklist.