Deprecation of the legacy agent and transition to service-based agent

  • 17 November 2022
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Deprecation of the legacy agent and transition to service-based agent
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We would like to announce the start of the deprecation process of the Cymulate (legacy) agent and the transition to the use of the service-based agent. Due to its scalable and modular architecture, the service-based agent offers users a better overall experience and improved performance for running assessments in the platform.

The service-based agent offers the following benefits:

  • With the service-based agent, the user will no longer need to be logged in to run assessments.
  • Agents can have multiple profiles with different permission levels, offering more control over what each agent can test.
  • Agents can be configured easily from the Agents page in the platform. 
  • The agent’s automatic recovery mechanism will continue running the assessment from where it left off in the case that an assessment crashes.

When will this change take place?

We will deprecate the legacy agent using a phased approach. The following timeline describes the phases of the legacy agent deprecation:

  1. November 20th, 2022 – New integrations will be available using the service-based agent only. If you are still using the legacy agent to run assessments, you can install the service-based agent solely for integration purposes.
  2. April 2nd, 2023 – The option to download the legacy agent will be removed from the platform.
  3. July 1st, 2023 – Support will be stopped for the legacy agent (bugs fixes and new features will no longer be handled).
  4. October 1st, 2023 –The legacy agent will be fully phased out and usage will be blocked.

For more information on downloading and installing the service-based agent, see Installing the Service-based Agent.

Currently, the service-based agent is available for use on Windows 64-bit systems only. Over the next few months, the service-based agent will be released for all operating systems. Customers will be notified of their availability once released.


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