[KB374] What is an update Mirror and what is its functionality?


ESET Remote Administrator 6.x and later mirror content via Apache HTTP Proxy

In version 6 ESET business products, the role of the mirror server is replaced by Apache HTTP Proxy. You can still configure a mirror server on a client computer if you prefer. For instructions to install Apache HTTP Proxy or configure a client to act as an update mirror, see the following articles:

The primary function of an update Mirror feature is to facilitate the modules update process while decreasing internet traffic over an organization's local area network (LAN).

In order to continually provide the maximum level of protection against the latest threats, all ESET client workstations must check regularly for new program component and detection engine updates. By default, ESET client workstations check for updates on an hourly basis. The client workstations can either obtain these updates over the internet directly from ESET’s update servers, or from a locally managed update source known as a 'Mirror server” (so-named because it stores an identical copy, or “mirror” of the update files that reside on ESET’s update servers).

The Mirror server provides you with the ability to maintain a local copy of detection engine and program component updates on your own network. It helps save bandwidth by centralizing the download and distribution of updates to ESET clients, and also allows you to provide updates to ESET clients which are not directly connected to the internet.