Installing McAfee Agent

There are various ways to install McAfee Agent on your client systems. The method you choose depends on the operating system, first-time installation or upgrade, and tools used.

You will need these components to install McAfee Agent on clients systems.

  • McAfee ePO extension — A zip file that can be installed on the McAfee ePO server. Installing McAfee Agent allows you to customize product features on the McAfee ePO server.
  • McAfee Agent software package — A zip file that contains product installation files, which are compressed in a secure format. The McAfee ePO server can deploy these packages to any of your managed systems, once they are checked in to the Master Repository.
  • McAfee Agent key updater package — This distributes the new master keys when an update is received from the McAfee ePO managed repositories. McAfee Agent uses agent-server secure communication (ASSC) keys to communicate securely with the server. You can generate new ASSC keys and use them as a master set. Existing agents that use other keys in the Agent-server secure communication keys list do not change to the new master key unless there is a client agent key updater task scheduled and run. McAfee Agent key updater package is multi-platform and updates both master public key (srpubkey.bin) and corresponding request key (reqseckey.bin)
consists of a McAfee ePO extension and a number of client-side packages that correspond to the client operating systems supported by the agent.

McAfee Agent 5.0.0 is backward compatible and works with all the managed products that were using McAfee Agent 4.8.x.