Deploying McAfee Stinger to managed clients with McAfee ePO 4.5

Introduction
This article present an example on how package is deployed to the managed clients with McAfee ePolicy orchestrator 4.5. McAfee stinger is a free tool for scanning specific virus and malware it is not meant to replace the full blown virus scan product.

Download the package from McAfee
There are environments where the network is not connected to the internet directly or there is no internet access, as an engineer from a system integrator company you have to download from mcafee site and place it to a vigorously scanned USB thumbdrive for offline deployment.

Download stinger from here.

Check in package
Download stinger to your thumbdrive and check in the package.

Click on Menu and select Software then select Master Repository.

Click on Menu and select Software then select Master Repository.

At the bottom left there is a button known as Action, click on it and choose Check In Package. In this master repository there are some pre-checked in packages.

At the bottom left there is a button known as Action, click on it and choose Check In Package. In this master repository there are some pre-checked in packages.

Choose the product you want to check in here.

Choose the product you want to check in here.

Choose the package type by clicking browse button.

Choose the package type by clicking browse button.

After you have confirmed that the package for deployment click Next.

After you have confirmed that the package for deployment click Next.

License software is signed by McAfee as for stinger it is an unsupported product and it is free tool hence it is fine that this is not signed as long as you are sure you have downloaded stinger from mcafee which is a legitimate source. Click Save.

License software is signed by McAfee as for stinger it is an unsupported product and it is free tool hence it is fine that this is not signed as long as you are sure you have downloaded stinger from mcafee which is a legitimate source. Click Save.

The package which you check in should appear in the master repository.

The package which you check in should appear in the master repository.

Deploy the package
Go to the system tree and update from the master repository.

Select Client Task, then click on New Task.

Select Client Task, then click on New Task.

Choose product deployment and write your description to make this task clear.

Choose product deployment and write your description to make this task clear.

Select the package to install then click next.

Select the package to install then click next.

Schedule the task.

Schedule the task.

Once this task is confirmed click save and you are done.

Once this task is confirmed click save and you are done.

Conclusion
McAfee ePolicy is a great centralized management tool for deployment, managing, monitoring and updating. Unfortunately this is not a SIEM that supports non-mcafee products.

Virus definition, virus engine and McAfee Agent update is done through Agent update after you have check in the files downloaded from McAfee site. The deployment of application/package has to be done on System Tree > Client Task for application installation.

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