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How IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Content Pack works

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IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Content Pack works is very easy to deploy and use. It is easily installed from the web as a content pack into the Symantec Management Platform (SMP), which is also downloadable from the Symantec public site on the web and is free for this purpose.

The IT Analytics platform is an ecosystem comprised of multiple architectural components that work together to provide robust reporting and analytics. These components are structured across two central foundational layers which encompass the core of the IT Analytics product:

Table: Foundational layers of IT Analytics

Layers

Description

IT Analytics Server

The IT Analytics Server is built on a portable, redistributable, extendable and commercially supported infrastructure. The server is the underlying technology that serves as a foundation for the data sources. The server also provides for installation, configuration, security, and maintenance of the content in a consistent manner across diverse customer environments.

IT Analytics content packs

IT Analytics content packs represent the enterprise-ready analytics and reporting solutions that provide product-specific content. The content packs include the actual definition of the cubes, plus the out-of-the-box KPIs, reports, and dashboards.

The architecture diagram details how the different components of IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Content Pack works are arranged and interact with one another. Brief descriptions of these components are also provided in Table: Components of IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Content Pack

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Table: Components of IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Content Pack

Component

Description

Symantec Management Platform

The primary component that interacts and accesses the functionality that IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Content Pack provides.

Symantec Management Platform CMDB

The primary database that includes all IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Content Pack configurations.

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

Used as the primary data layer for the dashboards, pivot tables, and reports.

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

Used as the presentation layer for the reports and dashboards.

Microsoft Office Web Components 11

Used as one of the presentation layers to provide raw access to browse the cubes through pivot tables.

IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Content Pack OLAP Cubes

The primary component that contains all data attributes and measures for reporting purposes.

Symantec databases

The primary database(s) that contain all information specific to the various Symantec products.