Jetico Central Manager Architecture and Terminology


The aforementioned functions require implementation of Client - Server software architecture. The following picture illustrates how JCM modules are logically organized to correctly implement the architecture.

Logical architecture of Jetico Central Manager

All client computers and computers or devices actively running the JCM Console communicate with JCM Server using HTTPS protocol. Every request from a connected computer is recorded as a change in the JCM Database. For example, when an administrator uses the JCM Console to change a policy for a client computer, the JCM Console sends a request to the JCM Server to save the new policy in JCM Database. Then, the JCM Server notifies the JCM Client that it should download updated policy. The client sends a request to the JCM Server and receives its new policy from JCM Database.
The picture below illustrates flow of HTTPS requests and physical architecture of JCM software.

Logical architecture of Jetico Central Manager

Terms used in this documentation

JCM Server/server - a computer where JCM database and JCM web server are running.

JCM Console/console - an application that provides access to JCM functions and settings through a web browser and HTTPS protocol.
JCM Agent/agent - a small program that is generated by JCM Server and used on the client computers to deploy, update, or uninstall the client software.
                         - The agent automatically starts running on the client device at logon.

JCM Client computer/client computer - computers where JCM Agent is installed.

JCM Client software/client software - software that is deployed using JCM Agent and is intended to perform security tasks on the client computers.

User account - account that allows a user to authenticate to JCM Console to get access to the software functions and settings - 'User', in this context, is synonymous with a user of JCM Console.

JCM Administrator/administrator - a user of JCM Console with administrator rights and privileges.


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