McAfee Change Control

McAfee Change Control

Prevent unauthorized changes while automating regulatory compliance controls

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McAfee Change Control software eliminates change activity in server environments that can lead to security breaches, data loss, and outages. Change Control makes it easy to meet regulatory compliance requirements.

Gain continuous visibility and real-time management of changes — Protect critical system, configuration, and content files across distributed and remote locations by enabling instant change detection and providing sophisticated alerting mechanisms.

Prevent tampering with critical files and registry keys — Enforce change policies and block all unauthorized changes, whether attempted maliciously or in error.

Fulfill PCI DSS regulation requirements — Change Control File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) software lets you validate PCI compliance in real time. It includes out-of-the-box FIM rules that make it easy to get started, and includes QSA-friendly reports for simple PCI reporting.

Prevent change-related outages and delays — Block unauthorized changes, while emergency fixes and other out-of-process changes are automatically documented and reconciled for easier audits.

Get rid of resource-intensive compliance policies — Eliminate the need for manual, error-prone, and resource-intensive compliance policies that are often associated with SOX mandates and other regulations.

Gain centralized change management — Change Control integrates with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software for centralized IT management.

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Features & Benefits

Implement continuous file integrity monitoring

Comply with PCI DSS requirements with the Change Control File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) software, and continuously track changes to file and registry keys and identify who made changes to which files.

Block unwanted changes in your server environment

Protect critical system files, directories, and configurations from tampering with Change Control’s Change Prevention software. No changes to the server environment are permitted unless they are in accordance with set policies.

Leverage small footprint and operational overhead

Enjoy negligible impact on server performance. Memory usage is low, there is no file scanning to affect system performance, the software is easy to set up, and its operational overhead is minimal.

System Requirements

Microsoft Windows

  • Embedded: XPE, 7E, WEPOS, POS Ready 2009, WES 2009, 8 Industry, 8.1
  • Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
  • Desktop: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1


  • RHEL/CentOS 5, 6
  • SUSE/openSUSE 10, 11
  • OEL 5, 6
  • Ubuntu 12.04


  • AIX 6.1, 7.1

Demos / Tutorials


Learn about McAfee Change Control features: integrity monitoring, change prevention, and reconciliation.

Use a single solution and achieve continuous compliance with McAfee Configuration Control.

Learn how McAfee Risk and Compliance products scan your entire network, providing complete visibility and ensuring proper protection.

News / Events


Data Sheets

McAfee Change Control

For a technical summary on the McAfee product listed above, please view the product data sheet.

Solution Briefs

Continuous Compliance Simplified

McAfee Configuration Control combines the advanced capabilities of McAfee Policy Auditor and McAfee Change Control to put you in command of your compliance requirements.

White Papers

From Silicon to the Data: A Multi-Point Approach for Protecting Cloud Environments

Intel and McAfee, along with industry partners, are providing comprehensive solutions to better address the challenges of security for cloud computing.

Taking Back Control in Today’s Complex Threat Landscape

This document discusses the role that integrity control plays in defending networks against attack through a focus on two key areas — controlling what applications are allowed to run and how they are run, and protecting systems on the network from configuration changes and mistakes that can allow serious vulnerabilities to be exploited.

The Case for Continuous Compliance

McAfee Configuration Control eliminates manual processes and point product integration, providing single-console control for meeting compliance requirements.



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