Overview

McAfee® Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is a tool that assists with upgrading endpoints in your managed environment to McAfee® Endpoint Security.

Administrators can use Endpoint Upgrade Assistant to:

  • Analyze endpoints, detect the supported McAfee products that are installed, and determine the minimum requirements for upgrading to Endpoint Security.
  • Upgrade older versions of Endpoint Security or legacy products to the latest version of Endpoint Security.
  • Remove incompatible McAfee products and upgrade to recommended versions.
  • Plan, deploy, and track product upgrades throughout the environment.

Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is bundled with Endpoint Upgrade Automation client software, which runs on endpoints to manage the upgrade process.

Components

Endpoint Upgrade Assistant includes these McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) components:

  • Endpoint Upgrade Assistant extension — Installed on the McAfee ePO server. Provides the features for analyzing, preparing, and tracking McAfee product upgrades for your environment. Make sure that your servers are running ePolicy Orchestrator 5.1.2 or later.

    Endpoint Upgrade Assistant does not change the McAfee ePO environment. It collects and analyzes the data about an environment, then displays the requirements for upgrading endpoints to Endpoint Security.

  • Endpoint Upgrade Automation client package — Deployed to managed endpoints. Provides the ability to remove, upgrade, and install supported McAfee products.

    Upgrade Automation does change the environment. It removes existing products and installs new versions.

Customers who want to take advantage of Upgrade Automation, but don't use McAfee ePO for deployment purposes, can use the Endpoint Upgrade Assistant Package Creator tool. Download it separately to create custom, deployable product packages for use with McAfee ePO or third-party tools.