Q: What's the role of the Thin Agent in vShield Endpoint?

A: vShield Endpoint is part of the VMware vShield suite of security services. This security solution provides introspection-based anti-malware services to vSphere virtual machines (VMs). While vShield Endpoint’s introspection-based approach performs the scanning at the hypervisor layer, an agent is necessary inside the VM to support remediation activities when malicious content is found. In vShield Endpoint, that agent is called the Thin Agent.

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