By default, the AppDefense Appliance enables only the AppDefense Plug-In in vCenter Server. Switching the AppDefense Appliance connectivity to SaaS enables the AppDefense Appliance to communicate with the AppDefense Service, enabling the complete solution. You can select the required connectivity mode while registering AppDefense Appliance with vCenter Server.

Connectivity Mode

Description

(Plug-in Only) Offline

Available only with the Platinum edition.

Process and network visibility and one-click install workflows in the vCenter Server. Fully on-premises mode requiring no Internet connectivity.

(Plug-in Only) Online

Available only with the Platinum edition.

All the AppDefense plug-in in vCenter Server capabilities. Internet connectivity is required for software reputation verification and automatic upgrades.

SaaS

Available with a SaaS subscription (included in the Platinum edition).

All the AppDefense plug-in in vCenter Server + AppDefense Service capabilities.

Capability

AppDefense Plug-In in vCenter Server

AppDefense Plug-In in vCenter Server + AppDefense Service (SaaS)

Process and network visibility

Software reputation verification

(needs Internet connectivity)

One-click install workflows in vCenter Server

Automatic upgrades

(needs Internet connectivity)

Scope/Service assignments

Behavior analysis with Machine Learning (ML)

Alerts and alert classification

Custom alert remediations

Application topology visualization

Third-party integrations

Integrity assurance features

Dashboards and visibility reports