McAfee Security for Business

McAfee Security for Business

Complete email, web protection, and endpoint security

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McAfee Security for Business provides a single, integrated suite with all the benefits of McAfee’s SaaS email, endpoint, and web protection solutions. By running security as a cloud-based solution, you can reduce your capital investment, eliminate onsite administration, and reallocate IT resources to projects better aligned to your initiatives. With Security for Business, you get immediate, up-to-the-minute threat protection to ensure your data, systems, and networks are instantly and always secure. Easy on the budget, Security for Business delivers peace of mind.

Most diverse Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) portfolio — McAfee offers the most diverse set of Security SaaS solutions available from a single vendor, covering email, endpoint, and web security. Reporting and management is hosted on McAfee’s infrastructure.

Host-based and cloud-based web filtering — Protect against malicious and suspicious sites and stop malware and other web-borne threats.

Cloud-based email filtering and continuity — Stop email-borne attacks and spam before they reach your network, enforce email policies to prevent sensitive data loss, and get access to the most robust protection and recovery.

Email server security — Security for Business includes McAfee Security for Email Servers to prevent spam and filter messages containing unwanted content from damaging your email servers.

Simplified security management — McAfee SecurityCenter provides total visibility with 24/7 access to an easy-to-use, online dashboard to view user protection, customize security policies, and generate and download reports.

Features & Benefits

Get instantly accessible and always-on protection

Secure your organization within minutes. With McAfee Security-as-a-Service solutions, there’s no lag time while you order and set up servers, train staff, and deploy software on every machine and endpoint.

Make updates with minimal effort

Keep desktops, servers, and networks protected against ever-evolving security threats. McAfee Security for Business is updated in real time, without interruption to your users, and it requires minimal administrative effort by your IT staff.

Protect against viruses, spyware, and adware

Detect and stop viruses, spyware, adware, and other potentially unwanted programs before they can install and compromise your desktops, laptops, and servers.

Integrate firewall protection

Safeguard your desktops with built-in firewall protection, block unwanted Internet access to and from your computers, and keep hackers and identity thieves out of your business.

Leave the management to us

Trust McAfee to handle your security. McAfee Security SaaS solutions run in our data centers, which relieves you of the responsibility for managing the entire infrastructure. And because we develop our software, we have the knowledge and capacity to run it more efficiently for you.

System Requirements

These are minimum requirements. Recommended requirements are in parenthesis, where applicable. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

System Requirements

  • Intel Pentium processor or compatible architecture
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
  • 256-color or higher VGA monitor

Browser Requirements

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (versions 7, 8, 9, and 10)
  • Mozilla Firefox (versions 3.0 through 15)
  • Apple Safari for Windows (versions 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1). Browser protection service features not supported.
  • Google Chrome (versions 4.0 through 21)

Virus and Spyware Protection

  • Client computers
    • Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional Home, Premium, Home Basic (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium, Home Basic (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional (32-bit or 64-bit) with SP3. Firewall protection is not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows XP.
  • Servers
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2011: Small Business Server
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit or 64-bit): Standard, Enterprise, Small Business Server
    • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack (32-bit or 64-bit): Standard, Enterprise, Small Business Server

Firewall Protection

  • Same as above except as noted below
  • Not supported on:
    • Windows XP Professional 64-bit

Browser Protection and Web Filtering

  • Same as above except as noted below
  • Not supported on:
    • Apple Safari for Windows

Email Security Service

  • You will need your own email domain, such as; a static IP address or a hostname that resolves to an IP address; and a dedicated email server, either in-house or hosted by an ISP. Activation starts with a simple mail exchanger (MX) record redirection. You can begin filtering using pre-established default settings, or you can easily fine-tune the settings to your specifications through our intuitive web-based administration console.

Email Servers

  • Microsoft Exchange 2007
    • x64 architecture-based processor with EM64T or AMD64 support
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Disk space: 740 MB
    • Microsoft Exchange 2007
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (64-bit) with SP1
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003
    • Intel Pentium or compatible 133-MHz processor
    • RAM: 256 MB
    • Disk space: 740 MB
    • Microsoft Exchange 2003 with SP1 or higher
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit)
    • Internet Explorer 7.x or higher
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000
    • Intel Pentium or compatible 133-MHz processor
    • RAM: 128 MB (256 MB recommended)
    • Disk space: 740 MB
    • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server with SP3
    • Internet Explorer 7.x or later

Awards / Reviews

McAfee: 2013 Top 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors
McAfee Named One of the 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors by CRN, 2013

Established security player McAfee has embraced cloud security that includes protection for email, web, and identity authentication traffic.


Data Sheets

McAfee Security for Business

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McAfee Cloud-Based Security for SMBs

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Comparison of Leading Email Encryption Techniques

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