The McAfee Agent is the client-side component providing secure communication between ePolicy Orchestrator and managed products. The McAfee Agent comprises an ePolicy Orchestrator extension and a number of packages
corresponding to the various client operating systems supported by the agent.
The term agent is used in three different contexts within ePolicy Orchestrator:
• Agent — The basic operating mode for the McAfee Agent providing a communication channel to
ePolicy Orchestrator and local services for other point-products.
• SuperAgent — An agent also tasked with acting as an intermediary between ePolicy Orchestrator
and other local agents, reducing network traffic between locations.
• Agent Handler — A server you can install in various network locations to help manage agent
communication, load balancing, and product updates.
General New Features
The policy information for Repositories and Proxy policy has been given a new category, separate from the General policy category.
A new policy category has been created that allows you to specify the language used by the agents on the client system.
Non-Windows agents can now use the cmdagent, previously only available in Windows.
A large number of performance improvements included in MA 4.6.
Additional cluster properties.
You can now install the agent via GPO.
Additional OS support.