[KB7026] Deploy ESET Endpoint product for Mac to replace SCEP for Mac

Issue

  • We recommend migrating to an ESET endpoint product as soon as possible, due to the following reasons:
    • System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) will not be supported after December 31, 2018 and will not receive updates afterMarch 2019.
    • SCEP for Mac does not support macOS 10.14 (Mojave). ESET endpoint products 6.6 and later support macOS 10.14 (Mojave).
    • Apple has announced that they will no longer support 32-bit applications in macOS. SCEP for Mac is not a native 64-bit application. ESET Endpoint Antivirus and ESET Endpoint Security 6.6 and later are 64-bit applications.
    • SCEP for Mac uses ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition (v4) technology. ESET endpoint products offer the most current protection technologies ESET provides.
  • Create an ESET Endpoint product installation package to deploy to your endpoint computers and replace the existing System Center Endpoint Protection using athird-party deployment tool (such as System Center Configuration Manager).
  • We recommend that you do notuninstall System Center Endpoint Protection before installing your ESET Endpoint product. The ESET Endpoint product will use thesettings already in place from your System Center Endpoint Protection.
  • For additional informationabout ESET Endpoint Security for macOS, visit ourOnline Help documentation.
  • For additional informationabout ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS, visit ourOnline Help documentation.

Solution

  1. Download ESET Endpoint Security or ESET Endpoint Antivirus.Select your language and clickDownloadto download theinstallationfile below:

  1. Download the ESET add_token tool to attach the ESET license to the installer package. Save the add_token tool inthe same directory as the ESET Endpoint product installation file.

  2. Make the add_token tool executable by running the chmod+x .add_token command in the terminal.
  1. In the terminal, run the command: ./add_token ees_osx_en_0.pkg "1111-1111-1111-1111-1111"Run the command in the directory where you saved the installation file and theadd_token file. Replace1111-1111-1111-1111-1111with your ESET License Key. Replaceees_osx_en_0.pkgwith your installation file name.

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  1. Your license is now attached to your ESET endpoint product installation file. The ESET endpointdeployment package is ready to deploy yourESET endpoint product tothe computers in your network to replace System Center Endpoint Protection.
ESET Security Management Center (ESMC)

Your ESET Endpoint Security/Antivirus for macOS license also entitles you to use ESET Security Management Center (ESMC), a remote management console by ESET. For more informationabout ESMCvisitour web page. ESMC is also available as a virtual appliance on Linux, so you do not have to set it up on your own server.

  • For more informationabout ESET Endpoint Security for macOS, visit ourdocumentation.