Is Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM) required for the VigilEnt Security Agent for Windows?
Is MSJVM required for the VigilEnt Security Agent for Windows?
VigilEnt Security Agent for Windows 3.1
VigilEnt Security Agent for Windows 3.2
VigilEnt Security Agent for Windows 4.0
VigilEnt Security Agent for Windows 4.0 (all hotfixes and service packs) and previous releases require the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine, called MSJVM. MSJVM has been redistributed by NetIQ with the agent installation software. Microsoft has announced they are ending support for MSJVM after September 30, 2004. Consequently, version 5.0 of the Windows Agent, scheduled for release in mid-2004, will not be dependent on MSJVM or any other JVM technology. This significantly improves the installability and maintainability of the Windows Agent as well as performance and security.
Today, the VigilEnt Security Agent for Windows 4.0 requires the MSJVM. Third-party Java Runtime Environments (JREs) are not a viable alternative to the MSJVM; NetIQ only supports the agent with MSJVM. Subsequently, NetIQ advises customers to follow Microsoft's recommendation to lock down Microsoft Internet Explorer security zones so that the MSJVM works only with trusted sites. This should be done on all machines where the VigilEnt Security Agent for Windows is installed.
For more information please refer to Microsoft?s public site which contains a formal statement and the most up-to-date information:
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