• Trellix Agent

  • The Trellix agent (formerly McAfee agent) is used to centrally provide systems with the signatures and updates of the McAfee products. The Trellix agent provides administrators with an overview of the up-to-dateness and configuration of the AV software in use via a central console.

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Trellix Agent


The versions of Trellix Agent (formerly McAfee) available here are already prepared for central administration at KIT. Please follow the corresponding installation instructions.



Installation alternatives for Trellix/McAfee software

Installation via the central antivirus management system.

To install McAfee software on systems, it is sufficient to have the Trellix agent for the central antivirus management system (KIT version) installed on the system. Additional McAfee software can then be installed and managed through the Antivirus Management Console. Systems participating in the central anti-virus management system receive all relevant updates (newer virus definition files (DAT/AMCore files), hotfixes and patches) and version upgrades of the anti-virus software and other McAfee software automatically.
The antivirus software is installed automatically within one hour of the agent software installation, as long as the system is connected to the KIT network.

The SCC recommends this method of installing the antivirus software for KIT computer systems.

Standalone installation

The McAfee software (STAND ALONE version) can be installed on computer systems as standalone software without any dependencies on the central antivirus management system. Updates of virus definition files (DAT/AMCore files) are provided directly by the manufacturer. Software updates (hotfixes and patches as well as newer versions of the software) must be installed manually.