McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Trial Installation & Walkthrough

When it comes to web surfing, McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise is an indispensable ally, keeping you safe without limiting your access to the Internet. With SiteAdvisor Enterprise, you don't need to impose restrictive policies that keep your employees from using the web for research and business projects.

  • Easily identify threats — Featuring an intuitive color-coded rating system, SiteAdvisor Enterprise gives you an extra layer of protection at the desktop. For specific information about the rated site, just click on the SiteAdvisor Enterprise button in your browser, or on the message that pops up when you mouse over a search result. You'll learn about email tests, download tests, links and affiliations, and annoyances.

  • Customized authorization — SiteAdvisor Enterprise also allows you to customize the authorization or blocking of website access, control messaging, assign actions based on safety ratings, and implement additional protection for remote users — all to ensure policy compliance.

  • Advanced web filtering — McAfee Web Filtering for Endpoint is an optional add-on to SiteAdvisor Enterprise and allows you to filter websites based on content categories and run detailed reports on web usage in your organization.

  • Enhanced security powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence — McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) is a comprehensive cloud-based threat intelligence service. Already integrated into McAfee security products, it works in real time, 24 hours a day, to protect customers against cyberthreats across all vectors — file, web, message, and network. SiteAdvisor Enterprise uses the McAfee GTI web reputation and web categorization services to identify sites that are hosting malware, infected by malware, and hosting inappropriate content.

To learn more about SiteAdvisor Enterprise features, please download the data sheet.


Trial Installation Requirements

The installer provides a pre-built deployment task for your workstations and laptops groups. The deployment includes VirusScan, Host IPS, SiteAdvisor, and Device Control.


Use Cases

SiteAdvisor also contains a Web Filtering component administrators can use to enforce policies regarding the content of categories such as pornography, gambling, and other undesired sites. Administrators can set policies that determine which sites managed systems can access, create customized block messages, and prevent users from disabling the client software on managed systems.

NOTE: By default SiteAdvisor will block access to Red sites, display a warning message for Yellow sites but allow access, and allow access to Green and unrated (Gray) sites. By default Web Filtering for Endpoint does not block any sites based on their content categorization. We’ll see how to create a sample URL filtering policy below.

Ratings Enforcement on File Downloads
The following SiteAdvisor policy enables file download rating and email annotations. In other words, SiteAdvisor will enforce the Red\Yellow\Green rating on file downloads, as well as on the web sites themselves. For instance a “Yellow site” may have both Red and Green downloads. This policy would block the download of Red (dangerous) files, but allow the download of Green (safe) files.

  1. Click the System Tree button on the favorites bar.
  2. Highlight My Organization.
  3. Click the Assigned Policies tab.
    1. From the Product drop-down menu, select SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus 3.5.
    2. On the line that lists General, click Edit Assignment.
    3. For Inherit from, select Break inheritance and assign the policy and settings below.
    4. From the Assigned Policy drop-down menu, select POC General Policy.
    5. Click Save. The policy is now assigned to that group and all its subgroups.