Migration overview When you upgrade your legacy products to McAfee® Endpoint Security, McAfee® Endpoint Security for Mac, and McAfee® Endpoint Security for Linux, you can also migrate your custom settings and assignments. The Endpoint Migration Assistant walks you through the migration process. You can let the Migration Assistant migrate all your settings and assignments automatically, based on your current settings and new product defaults, or you can select and configure them manually. The Migration Assistant migrates settings in environments managed with McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) version 5.1.1 or later. Settings that migrate Endpoint Security enables you to migrate settings for the most recent versions of supported McAfee legacy products installed on your Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. What happens to policies during migration Endpoint Security optimizes and consolidates legacy products into an integrated, efficient new platform. In addition to new and enhanced features that leverage the latest developments in security technology, a new McAfee® Endpoint Security Common module centralizes the shared protection features so they are easily accessible by all product modules. As a result, some of the policy settings you are familiar with in legacy products have changed. Overview of the migration process Use the Endpoint Migration Assistant to migrate product settings where a supported legacy version of a product module is installed. Overview of the deployment process Migration is only one task in the process of installing and deploying Endpoint Security. This deployment overview shows where migration fits into the overall process. Choosing a migration pathDecide which migration path to follow by considering the characteristics of your network or managed systems and your migration goals. Preparing to migrate To streamline the migration process and minimize conflicts or duplication in migrated settings, follow these best practices before migrating. Install the Migration Assistant The Migration Assistant extension is required only for migrating legacy settings to Endpoint Security. It is not part of the Endpoint Security product extension package. You must install it on your McAfee ePO server as a separate extension if you plan to migrate.