Getting Started with the Vanta Agent

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Don’t use an MDM? The Vanta Agent is here to help! It can be installed on all company computers to monitor compliance continually. This software uses OSQuery to detect specific settings and applications installed on the devices. The Vanta Agent is a lightweight program designed to run in the background of your computer. It has a very low-performance impact: once you install the app and register your device, you shouldn’t notice it.

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. 


Installing the Agent

  • Employees should download the Vanta Agent as part of their security tasks.  Once they log into, they will be instructed to download the Vanta Agent for their operating system
  • Vanta will automatically detect which software you have installed and give you the correct version of the agent
  • An employee's registration code is unique to their Vanta profile and should not be shared.
  • If you use an MDM not yet supported by Vanta? Visit to view the scripts necessary to install the agent via MDM


Supported Versions

Please take a look at the Supported operating systems for the Vanta Agent.


Are you having trouble getting the agent installed? See our troubleshooting articles for Windows, Mac, and Linux!