The Vanta Agent is read-only, which means it will not change anything on your machines. It has limited functionality to read data (Vanta deploys a modified version of osquery that excludes tables that we find dangerous). The agent does not read sensitive information like passwords, emails, or browsing history.
Downloading the Vanta Agent
- Employees will be sent an email to complete their security tasks. Once they log into their personal security tasks page, they will be instructed to download the Vanta Agent
- Select Download to install the installation file for the Vanta agent, and follow the prompts in the setup wizard
- A pop-up will appear in the installer requesting a registration code. This code can be found on your Vanta onboarding page, and is unique to your Login. Copy and paste it into the setup modal to complete the installation
- Once installed, the module can be closed. The Vanta agent will continue to run silently in the background.
If you encounter errors during the installation, please see our troubleshooting guide here: Troubleshooting the Vanta Agent on Windows Machines
If issues persist, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with details on the error encountered, and our team will be happy to assist!