Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Bradford Persistent Agent:

The Bradford Persistent Agent, or Client Security Agent, is a small program that works within the ESF.edu domain and serves the following functions:

  • Checks for Operating System updates for security vulnerabilities. If any updates are not found, the Agent reports the omission to CNS for further action.
  • Checks for functioning antivirus and antispyware software. If this software is damaged or missing, the Agent reports the issue to CNS for further action.
  • Checks for current antivirus/antispyware definitions. If this software gets outdated, the Agent reports the issue to CNS for further action.
  • The Agent acts as a conduit for messaging in the event that other means of communication are unavailable.
The Bradford Persistent Agent is installed automatically when a user logs in or when a user registers their PC/Mac to the ESF Campus Network. Periodic updates are installed automatically.

              
Bradford Persistent Agent icons as they appear in your system notification area (near the clocks) of a Windows PC and a Mac.