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Cisco Security Agent by Chad Sullivan

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Understanding CSA Hosts

In the CSA architecture, hosts are the machines you want to protect. The agent software is installed on host systems. Those endpoints are, from that point on, referred to as hosts within the CSA MC. Hosts are initially assigned group and policy information upon installation of the agent kit. An agent kit is the agent installation executable, which Chapter 6, “Understanding CSA Components and Installation,” discusses in detail. After the agent has been installed on the host, it attempts to connect to the CSA MC to register and pull the latest policies tied to the group to which it was assigned.

Viewing Host Configuration

To see the list of hosts that have registered with the CSA MC, choose Systems > Hosts. From this page, ...

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