The database stores administrative information, security
policy rules, endpoint history, and other information about security
events. The database is managed over the MS-SQL platform. Each database
requires a license and can communicate with one or more ESM Servers.
The database may be installed on the same server as the ESM Console
and ESM Server, such as in a standalone environment, or the database
can be installed on a dedicated server. For information on hardware
and software requirements for the database, see Database
During evaluation we recommend you use SQL Server Express
which enables you to easily migrate the database to SQL Server Standard
or SQL Server Enterprise.