Friday Dec 03, 2021

#55 - I have more Agents than the FBI

On this episode of CISO Tradecraft you can learn all about Software Agents.  Specifically we discuss: What does an Agent do, Why is an Agent helpful, and the 7 common types of Software Agents you would expect to find in large IT organizations.  Also, if you stick to the end you can also learn about Secret Agents (ie Agentless).


7 Common Software Agents are:

  1. Endpoint Configuration Agents - Tools like Microsoft Endpoint Manager or SCCM
  2. Mobile Device Managers - Tools like Microsoft Intune or Google Endpoint Management
  3. Vulnerability Agents - Tools like Qualys or Nessus
  4. Antivirus Agents - Tools like McAfee or Symantec
  5. Endpoint Detection & Response Agents - Tools like Crowdstrike or Carbon Black
  6. Data Loss Prevention Agents - Tools like Forcepoint or GTB Technologies
  7. Privilege Access Management Agents - Tools like BeyondTrust or CyberArk

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