Welcome to the Traps Endpoint Security Manager (ESM) Documentation site! Select a guide below to learn about ESM features and how to deploy them. For documentation on the cloud-based Cortex XDR solution, see the Cortex XDR documentation.

Latest Releases

3 June 2020 ESM 4.2.5-h1/ESM 4.2.6-h1.
17 May 2020 The migration of Traps management service to Cortex XDR is now complete. See Cortex XDR for more information
12 March 2020 The Traps agent builds and for Traps management service are now replaced with a hotfix build Installation packages that were generated using the earlier build can no longer be used to install or register new agents. Traps agents that were already installed using the earlier build will continue to connect to Traps management service and receive policy however, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest build containing the hotfix.
26 February 2020 Traps 6.0 is now end-of-life (EoL).
13 February 2020 Traps 6.1.5.

Endpoint Security Manager

Traps™ Agent Administrator's Guide

The Traps Agent Administrator's Guide describes the requirements for and how to install and use the Traps 4.2 agent supported with the on-premise Traps Endpoint Security Manager.

Traps Endpoint Security Manager Administrator's Guide

The Traps Endpoint Security Manager Administrator's Guide provides comprehensive information for setting up your endpoint infrastructure and using the on-premise Endpoint Security Manager to manage endpoint security policies and Traps settings.

Traps Endpoint Security Manager Release Notes

The Traps 4.2 Endpoint Security Manager Release Notes provide important information about Traps agent and on-premise Endpoint Security Manager including new features, known issues, addressed issues, and known incompatible security products.


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