We have recently in the last couple of weeks moved from McAfee SaaS to McAfee Cloud ePO as the old version was going end of life. I have found ePO to be a little more confusing as there is a separate policy for everything, however i am starting to get my head around the options and how it all ties together. We have had machine speed issues since moving to ePO which is a known issue and we have been told that an update was released that would fix this (10.1.1) which is great. I have read some documentation which advises to release updates to a test or pilot group before releasing to the rest of the network (i can't find the information now though). I was surprised this morning that when i clicked Update on my client the update window said it was downloading.
I expected there to be an option in the ePO portal either on a task or on a policy that i could disable an updates or set which version it should download, i found this option under Mcafee Agent options but i could only select current for everything. I then dropped a call to Mcafee tech and they said on the cloud version you can't control which versions users run on or which/when updates are pushed out. Could anyone confirm this as this seems like such a simple or useful option for all administrators? I am now it a situation where the update could go out to all users and as a worst case scenario if there is a major bug it could stop all machines, users and our company from being able to function.
I decided to turn to the community hoping that the Tech support is miss informed,
I should also point out that the product deployment tasks have been removed since install.