Protect Cloud Synchronization Overview

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The Protect Cloud synchronization feature enables your agents to check in and receive policy updates from the cloud. This allows you to manage agents on machines that are not able to communicate directly with the console. This feature also provides you with the ability to install a Shavlik Protect Agent using the cloud.

Agents that are configured to use Protect Cloud will have two check-in options: they can continue to check in with the Shavlik Protect console, but they will also be capable of checking in and receiving policy updates via the cloud. This is particularly useful for disconnected agent machines that are away from the corporate network and unable to contact the console for updates. As long as an agent machine has Internet access, it will be able to send results and get updates using the cloud.

The following diagram illustrates the two agent check-in options: