MVISION Endpoint Quick Start

You can quickly deploy McAfee® MVISION Endpoint from McAfee® MVISION ePO. MVISION Endpoint installs onto Microsoft Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update and later) 64-bit endpoints.

Before you begin

Note: These instructions are specifically for deploying MVISION Endpoint from MVISION ePO.

Before you start to deploy MVISION Endpoint, make sure that you have:

  • Set up your instance of MVISION ePO
  • Logged into MVISION ePO
Note: MVISION Endpoint does not install on computers running Microsoft Windows Server operating systems, or on Windows 10 32-bit operating systems.

Prepare the deployment

From the MVISION ePO interface, browse to Product Deployment.

Type the Group Name for your deployment. This name appears later in the System Tree. You can type anything for the group name, but we recommend you choose something descriptive, for example, MVISION Endpoint Deployment.

Make sure that Windows is selected in the Platform area.

Select MVISION Endpoint from Endpoint Protection Software. Click Save. MVISION ePO creates the McAfee Smart Installer package. You can either download the installer, or you can copy the URL and send it to your users.

When you click Close, the System Tree is displayed.

Install MVISION Endpoint on your endpoints

To install MVISION Endpoint on your Windows 10 computers, you can:

  • Run the Smart Installer package on the endpoint to be protected by MVISION Endpoint.
  • Enter the specific URL into a browser on the endpoint to access the McAfee Smart Installer.
  • To deploy to several endpoints, you can use third-party tools (such as SCCM or BigFix) to deploy the McAfee Smart Installer.

The McAfee Smart Installer takes a few minutes to run; it installs McAfee® Agent onto the endpoint.

Then, after further communication between MVISION ePO and McAfee Agent, the MVISION Endpoint software is downloaded and installed.

This process might take several minutes to complete.

If the endpoints already have legacy McAfee software, such as McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise, McAfee® Host Intrusion Prevention, or McAfee® SiteAdvisor® Enterprise, then these products are uninstalled before the MVISION Endpoint installation continues.

Note: If the endpoints currently have McAfee® Endpoint Security installed, the MVISION Endpoint stops, and does not uninstall or replace McAfee Endpoint Security.

Confirm that MVISION Endpoint has successfully installed by right-clicking the McAfee shield in the notification area and selecting About. MVISION Endpoint is listed as installed.

MVISION Endpoint policies

MVISION Endpoint provides two optimized policies out of the box:

  • Balanced
  • High Protection

The default policy, Balanced, provides a balance between security and accessibility. The High Protection policy provides more advanced security options. You can use these policies as they appear out of the box, or you can duplicate them and then change them to meet your requirements.

To assign a policy, go to the System Tree, select the group you created earlier, and then click Policies.

Select MVISION Endpoint in the Product column.

In the row containing MVISION Endpoint, and General, click Edit Assignment.

In Inherit from, select Break inheritance and assign the policy and settings below.

Select the Assigned policy to use, change a copy of the policy, or create a new policy.

Test your MVISION Endpoint protection

Test that Microsoft Windows Defender Antivirus is working correctly, and is reporting its actions to MVISION Endpoint, visit

  • From the protected endpoint being tested, click Download Anti Malware Testfile:
  • Select Download, and then scroll down to the Download area. Click any of the eicar files to download them.
    Note: The eicar test file is an industry standard way of testing anti-virus scanners and does not contain a virus or any viral code.
  • Windows Defender Antivirus detects and blocks the test file immediately and reports its action to MVISION Endpoint. Shortly after, the Protection Workspace in MVISION ePO is updated with the detection information.

Next steps

Use MVISION ePO to manage your MVISION Endpoint-protected systems from the cloud.

  • Use the Protection Workspace to view the Threat Overview, Compliance Overview, and Devices for your environment.
  • Configure your General and Exclusions policies to suit your organization.
  • Select the policies to use.