Installation overview

The Multi-platform deployment removes the need to install an antivirus application on every VM, and it is the original agent-based deployment option.

The Multi-platform deployment option offloads all scanning to a dedicated VM — an SVM — that runs Endpoint Security Threat Prevention software. Guest VMs are no longer required to run antivirus software locally, which improves performance for antivirus scanning, and increases VM density per hypervisor.

The Multi-platform deployment option:

  • Uses McAfee ePO to manage the McAfee MOVE AntiVirus configuration on the client systems, SVM, and SVM Manager.
  • Uses the McAfee Agent for policy and event handling.
  • Uses McAfee ePO for reports on viruses that are discovered on the VMs.
  • Uses McAfee® Threat Intelligence Exchange (TIE) and McAfee® Advanced Threat Defense technologies to perform in-depth analysis of suspect files (using local, global, and enterprise-level caches), define threat reputation and take the required actions.