What is the Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud agent and how does it work?

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud agent delivers services to a selected endpoint (laptop, desktop, or file server); it communicates information about system health, threats, and security policies with the management console. The agent receives protection updates via the service infrastructure. Agents are deployed via standard download or email invitation. The agent in the email invitation situation is installed by the OS of the machine that is being enrolled. With all supported platforms other than Windows 7, the MDM function of the device is enrolled first and then used that to install the agent. They can also be deployed to an organisation’s computers using a redistributable package. Once an agent has been installed on the selected endpoint systems, the agent is in position to help defend customer computer systems against a myriad of risks and threats.