McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux

Always-on protection for Linux systems

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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux delivers always-on, real-time anti-malware protection for Linux environments. Its unique, Linux-based on-access scanner constantly monitors the system for potential attacks. Regular automatic updates from McAfee Labs protect your enterprise from the latest threats without requiring a system reboot.

VirusScan Enterprise for Linux provides:

Award-winning performance — Named a VB100 award winner for 100% detection of “in the wild” test samples, plus zero false positives in a selection of clean files.

Always-on protection — Uses heuristic scanning, archive scanning, and cross-platform protection to ensure comprehensive security.

Centralized management and reporting — With the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform, you can efficiently deploy and manage your Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac clients on your network, giving you better security visibility across your entire infrastructure. Control policy configuration, deployment, and reporting for all your endpoints from ePO’s single, web-based console.

Features & Benefits

Secure your enterprise with always-on protection

Protect your Linux environment with industry-leading protection:

  • Heuristic scanning — Uses behavior-based rules to identify and block new variants and unknown threats, without the need to download a patch.
  • Archive scanning — Detects and blocks viruses hidden within archived files.
  • Cross-platform protection — Blocks Microsoft Windows malware so it’s not transmitted through the Linux environment.
Save time with automatic updates

Count on automatic updating from McAfee Labs to ensure the most current protections are always in place — without requiring a server restart.

Make management easy with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)

Manage McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux from a single, centralized console with the ePO platform, the first and only scalable tool for managing and enforcing anti-virus protection and policies.

Deploy new kernels quickly and easily

Get on-access scanning protection without kernel hooks, saving time and effort when you roll out new Linux distributions.

System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

All Platforms

  • Screen resolution: 1024x768 (minimum)

Supported Processors

  • Intel x86 architecture-based processor
  • Intel x64 architecture-based processor that supports Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T)
  • AMD x64 architecture-based processor with AMD 64-bit technology

Supported Distributions for 32-bit Platforms/64-bit Platforms

  • Red Hat Enterprise 5, 6, and 7
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server/Desktop 10, 11, and 12
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 and 11
  • Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, and 14.10
  • CentOS 5, 6, and 7
  • Oracle Linux 5, 6, and 7 (Both Red Hat compatible and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel)
  • Amazon Linux 3.2 Kernels and above
  • Support for public cloud such as Amazon EC2
  • Supports para-virtualization

Supported Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Konqueror
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome


Data Sheets

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux

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