Note: we recently announced we are sunsetting the vulnerability agent, please read more about it here.
Don’t use an MDM? No worries! The Vanta Agent is here to help! It can be installed on all company computers to continually monitor compliance. This software uses OSQuery to detect some 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 have to think about it.
On every computer?! Is it safe? 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 doesn’t include tables that we find dangerous). Meaning the agent does not read sensitive information like passwords, emails, or browsing history.
Now, let’s get it installed!
Installing the Agent
The agent can be installed on any computer running Windows 10 and 11, MacOS 10.14 and higher, or a Debian variant of Linux (unsure if we support your version of linux? Send us a message at email@example.com and we’d be happy to help!).
All employees should download the agent from this link: https://app.vanta.com/downloads
It will automatically detect which software you have installed and give you the correct version of the agent.
Use an MDM not yet supported by Vanta? Visit https://app.vanta.com/computers#unmonitored to see scripts to install the agent via MDM.
Having trouble getting the agent installed? See our troubleshooting articles!