Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What is ArcSight Connector Appliance?

Connector Appliance in a nutshell is a self-contained, hardened appliance with:

1. Connector Software
SmartConnectors are pre-installed and are constantly running in their own 'Container'. Even without any configured connectors, they continue to run in their own Java memory space.

2. Connector Management functionality (web process)
A GUI that allows SmartConnectors to be locally and remotely managed, including configuration and monitoring of the processes.

Capabilities:

• Centralized management and full control of local, remote and software connectors
• Wizard based interface designed to automate common management tasks

There are three main types of appliance models : C1x00, C3x00, and C5x00.

For more information, refer to the Connector Appliance Release Notes (for platform changes and updates) and the Connector Appliance Administrator Guide.

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