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Centralized Architecture

Centralized computing is a type of computing architecture where all or most of the processing/computing is performed on a central server. Centralized computing enables the deployment of all of a central server's computing resources, administration and management. SAST supports centralized architecture, where all server components are installed on the same host.


SAST also supports following architecture types:

  • Distributed Architecture- where any or some of the server components are installed on dedicated hosts.

  • High Availability Architecture- where more than one manager is available to control system management, ensuring that in cases where one manager fails the system will continue to be fully operational.

Communication between the Client and Manager as well as communication between the Manager and the Engine are via HTTP (by default). HTTPS can also be configured.


Starting with SAST v9.4.0, M&O is no longer available for new installation. For previous information about M&O, please refer to Management and Orchestration.