What Exactly is Shavlik Protect Agent ?

Shavlik Protect Agent is an agent service. The agents configured by Shavlik Protect Agent are distributed agents, meaning they are installed on distinct physical and online virtual machines and have the ability to independently initiate specific actions. They are configured via the Shavlik Protect interface and then installed on the desired machines either by pushing them from the Shavlik Protect console or by manually installing them on individual machines.

Depending on how they are configured, when installed on a machine a Shavlik Protect Agent can:

The following figure illustrates how Shavlik Protect Agent works in your environment.