Difference between agent and agentless

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vrkid

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Difference between agent and agentless Sunday, January 22, 2017 5:17 PM (permalink)
Hello 
 
Sorry for the newbie question, but I can't get a thorrow answer of what are the differences between agent and agentless installations (except for licensing/cost). Can anyone please explain what is the difference between agent and agentless installations?
 
 
 
 
TIA
Paolo
 
 
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    Gekus123

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    Re:Difference between agent and agentless Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:14 PM (permalink)
    Hello,
     
    Agent installation - you install agent on client computer (for example, by pressing right mouse button on computer in Dashboard, Deploy Agent..., Deploy Agent button on this window)
    Plus: low LAN utilization, more detailed report. All computations are performed on user PC.
    Minus: Agent may heavy overloads user's computer for 5-10 minutes sometime
     
    Agentless installation - you add the computer in Dashboard but do not deploy the agent
    Plus: All computations are performed on Languard Console PC.
    Minus: high LAN utilization, poor report
     
    Eugene
     
    <message edited by Gekus123 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:37 AM>
     
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      cbsac_support

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      Re:Difference between agent and agentless Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:29 AM (permalink)
      @vrkid
       
      This may help to give you idea about the Agent vs Agent-less
       
      Scans in Agent-less mode use the resources of the machine where GFI LanGuard is installed and utilize more network bandwidth since auditing is done remotely. When you have a large network of scan targets, this mode can drastically decrease GFI LanGuard file is transferred over the network.
       
      Or see on this link:  under Agent & Agent-less deployment 
       
       
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        csac

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        Re:Difference between agent and agentless Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:55 AM (permalink)
        agents scan itself
        agent-less scan by server
         
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