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What is agent handler in McAfee?

The Agent Handler is the component of your server responsible for managing agent requests. Each McAfee ePO server installation includes an Agent Handler by default.

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Keeping this in view, what is super agent in McAfee?

Super Agents w/ Lazy Caching - Super Agents is simply a feature of the McAfee Agent that when enabled allows select endpoints to serve content from the Master Repository to endpoints.

Also, what is a McAfee Sadr? The SuperAgent is an agent with the ability to contact all agents in the same subnet as the SuperAgent, using the SuperAgent wakeup call. Its use is triggered by Global Updating being enabled on the ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) server, and it provides a bandwidth efficient method of sending agent wakeup calls.

Also know, how do I set up McAfee agent handler?


  1. Open the folder where you extracted the contents of the McAfee ePO software installation package.
  2. Copy the Agent Handler folder to the intended Agent Handler server system.
  3. Right-click Setup.exe and select Run as Administrator to start the McAfee Agent Handler InstallShield wizard.

What does the McAfee agent do?

The McAfee Agent is the distributed component of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO). It downloads and enforces policies, and executes client-side tasks such as deployment and updating. The Agent also uploads events and provides additional data regarding each system's status.

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