About the McAfee Agent

McAfee® Agent is the client-side component providing secure communication between McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) and managed products. It also serves as an updater for McAfee products.

Systems can be managed by McAfee ePO only if they have an agent installed. While running silently in the background, the McAfee Agent:

  • Installs products and their upgrades on managed systems.
  • Updates security content such as the AMCore Content Package associated with McAfee Endpoint Security.
  • Enforces policies and schedules tasks on managed systems.
  • Gathers information and events from managed systems, and sends them to the McAfee ePO server.