Scanning Mac OS X

To scan Apple Mac OS X machines, you need to deploy the Single Host Agent locally on the target system.

The installation can only be done under the Mac Terminal, as the Agent will be installed as a daemon (service) under the LocalSystem account.

Installation of Local Services on Mac OS X systems requires root privileges. The ‘root’ account is disabled by default on Mac systems; therefore you need to enable it to proceed.

Before scanning Mac OS X machines, please see the following sections:

Download the Software Vulnerability Manager Agent for Apple Mac OS X
Prepare Your Mac
Install the Mac Agent