McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)

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Overview

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) is the most advanced, extensible, and scalable centralized security management software in the industry. Unifying security management through an open platform, McAfee ePO makes risk and compliance management simpler and more successful for organizations of all sizes. As the foundation of McAfee Security Management Platform, McAfee ePO enables customers to connect industry-leading security solutions to their enterprise infrastructure to increase visibility, gain efficiencies, and strengthen protection.

Customers use McAfee ePO’s flexible automation capabilities to streamline workflows, dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of security and compliance administration.

Security providers and system integrators can extend the reach of their offerings by incorporating their expertise and best practices with the McAfee ePO platform to deliver differentiated solutions.

Only McAfee ePO offers:

End-to-end visibility —Get a unified view of your security posture. Drillable, drag-and-drop dashboards provide security intelligence across endpoints, data, mobile, and networks for immediate insight and faster response times.

Simplified security operations — Streamline workflows for proven efficiencies. Independent studies show McAfee ePO software helps organizations of every size streamline administrative tasks, ease audit fatigue, and reduce security management-related hardware costs.

An open, extensible architecture — Leverage your existing IT infrastructure. McAfee ePO software connects management of both McAfee and third-party security solutions to your LDAP, IT operations, and configuration management tools.

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Features & Benefits

Deploy quickly and easily

Ensure broad-based security and risk management solutions work together to reduce security gaps and complexity. Out-of-the-box, single agent deployment and customizable policy enforcement secure your environment quickly and keep it protected.

Gain efficiencies

Streamline security and compliance workflows with automations and a personalized workspace. The enterprise-class architecture of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) scales for organizations of all sizes, significantly reducing the number of servers to deploy.

Future-proof your security infrastructure

Protect your organization from today’s threats as well as tomorrow’s. Real-time threat intelligence from McAfee Labs proactively guards your infrastructure. The open platform facilitates rapid adoption of security innovations as new threat categories emerge.

System Requirements

Platform Support

  • Server O/S: 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Sever 2012 Release 2 (R2)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2008 with SP2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 for Small Business Premium
    • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
    • Windows Server 2003 with SP2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Browser
    • Google Chrome 17 and later
    • Firefox 10.0 and later
    • Firefox 5.x
    • Firefox 4.x
    • Firefox 3.5
    • Firefox 3.6
    • Internet Explorer 9.0 and later
    • Internet Explorer 7.0
    • Internet Explorer 8.0
  • Network Support
    • IPv4
    • IPv6
  • Virtual server
    • VMware ESX/ESXi 5.x and later
    • VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x
    • VMware ESX 3.5.x Update 4
    • Citrix XenServer 6.0
    • Citrix XenServer 5.5 Update 2
    • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Database (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • SQL Server 2012 Express
    • SQL Server 2012
    • SQL Server 2008 with SP1/SP2/R2 Standard, Enterprise, Workgroup, Express
    • SQL Server 2005 with SP3 Standard, Enterprise, Workgroup, Express

Additional Requirements

  • 1.5 GB free disk space (2 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2-4 GB recommended)
  • Intel Premium 4 Processor or later, 1.3 GHz or faster
  • Monitor: 1024x768, 256 color, VGA
  • NIC: 100 MB or higher
  • File System: NTFS recommended
  • Dedicated server recommended if managing more than 250 systems
  • IP Address: McAfee recommends using a static IP address

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Demos / Tutorials

Demos

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Tutorials

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Customer Stories

Arab National Bank

Arab National Bank uses McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software to manage endpoint protection across 5,500 endpoints.

Highlights
  • Reduces manpower required to manage endpoint security from six people to two
  • Accelerates deployment of data loss protection—70 percent faster than competitive solutions faster than competitive solutions
  • Cuts administrative reporting from several days to minutes
  • Saves $152,000 in reduced manual intervention, thanks to integration with third-party security solutions

Bank Central Asia

Bank Central Asia achieves compliance and saves time with McAfee ePO Software.

Highlights
  • Eased compliance with internal and industry regulations
  • Saved time through centralized management
  • Provided protection to computers, network, and data through integrated solutions

Bank of China International (BOCI)

Bank of China International slashes risk of data loss with McAfee data protection.

Highlights
  • Delivered easy-to-manage security through an integrated central console
  • Prevented accidental or malicious data loss
  • Provided full visibility and control over use and movement of confidential data
  • Enabled proactive regulatory compliance and risk avoidance

Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers

Brelje & Race Makes a Wise Investment

Highlights
  • IT manager’s time spent configuring and updating individual workstations cut by 90%
  • Centralized management ensures that all workstations are up to date with latest protection
  • Protection running in the background without intruding on employees’ work
  • Comprehensive and centrallymanaged solution for same price as many standalone antivirus products

Cassling

McAfee secures Cassling with smart, simple solutions.

Highlights
  • Protected 140 servers, desktops, and mobile devices from viruses — zero problems in the past four years
  • Enabled effortless management of patches and updates from a central console
  • Eliminated virtually all spam from mailboxes and Microsoft Exchange servers

Citrix Systems

Citrix reduces risk with McAfee’s integrated security risk management platform.

Highlights
  • Deployed quickly and easily, saving $40,000 in deployment costs
  • Reduced incident response rate by 40% and overall TCO of security risk management
  • Dramatically eased security administration and accelerated patch deployment
  • Reduced remediation time by 70%

City of St. Paul

McAfee bolsters security for the City of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Highlights
  • Hardened network against intrusion
  • Protected 3,300 endpoints against virus and spam attacks
  • Safeguarded the city’s network 100% from attacks via unsecured physical sites
  • Delivered powerful functionality, ease of use, and simplified administration

CSTISA

CSTISA uses McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software as a primary sales tool to sell McAfee Endpoint Protection solutions.

Highlights
  • Supports year-over-year scalability and business continuity
  • Helps build trust as an IT security advisor to customers
  • Provides expert service to customers, from sales and installation through ongoing support
  • Allows expansion into new markets, such as cloud security services

GROB-WERKE

GROB-WERKE relies on McAfee to provide data encryption on laptops and comprehensive endpoint protection.

Highlights
  • Achieved a 10-year record of success mitigating 100% of security risks
  • Centralized management, reducing the amount of time it would otherwise take to perform administration and deployment by 50%
  • Closed security leaks immediately, allowing patches to be installed at a comfortable pace
  • Encrypted data on laptops, preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data in the event a laptop was lost or stolen

Idaho State Tax Commission

Idaho State Tax Commission chooses McAfee to embed security in a new network infrastructure.

Highlights
  • Identified vulnerabilities and blocked threats
  • Delivered reliable endpoint protection
  • Enabled compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security guidelines
  • Provided support for the commission’s defense-in-depth security strategy
  • Helped increase security awareness among network users

Informa

Informa used McAfee to centralize and standardize its security infrastructure to better protect against viruses, spyware, spam, pop-ups, and more.

Highlights
  • Gained fast ROI through solid protection, reasonable pricing, and reduced internal costs
  • Created an environment of easy deployment and administration
  • Protected against malware with augmented malware detection abilities
  • Assured that the entire network is protected
  • Increased control over the security infrastructure

Intelsat

Intelsat trusts McAfee to protect user and network devices globally.

Highlights
  • Protected a diverse environment from internal and external threats, including the inherent risks of a fluctuating population of 250 to 500 contractors
  • Managed the entire server system with 1.5 full-time employees (FTEs)
  • Reduced solution cost by 75% over a la carte purchases from separate vendors
  • Standardized a security environment that previously required five vendors
  • Complied with regulations, including SOX, HIPAA, and Department of Defense (DoD)

Mairie de Saint Nazaire

McAfee simplifies security management for French city’s local government.

Highlights
  • Simplified security management with single, integrated central console
  • Deployed quickly and easily
  • Freed up time to focus on nonsecurity issues
  • Reduced spam significantly

Major Healthcare System

The healthcare system uses McAfee solutions to gain compliance with HIPAA, PCI, DSS, and FTC regulations.

Highlights
  • Optimize mobility management of corporate data
  • Protect corporate data from the data center to the mobile device
  • Set mobile policies that work while providing flexibility to users
  • Provide central dashboard for controlling entire security environment

MidWestOne Financial Group

McAfee Firewall Enterprise, McAfee Web Gateway, and McAfee Email Gateway provide the foundation for MidWestOne’s Internet security strategy.

Highlights
  • Comprehensive inbound threat protection and outbound data loss prevention for 250 email users
  • Strong antivirus protection for 550 desktops and laptops
  • Centrally managed security infrastructure through “single pane of glass” with McAfee ePO software
  • Significantly reduces helpdesk calls for spyware infections by half
  • Creates an improved standing with auditors and regulators

NYC Department of IT and Telecommunications

NYC Department of IT and Telecommunications uses McAfee for for vulnerability management, endpoint encryption, and other areas of security functionality.

Highlights
  • Increased protection with a savings of $18 million
  • Provided centralized control across highly distributed IT environment

Riverside Healthcare

Riverside Healthcare protects more than 1,950 endpoints including mobile devices with McAfee software.

Highlights
  • Optimize mobility management of corporate data
  • Protect corporate data from the data center to the mobile device
  • Set mobile policies that work while providing flexibility to users

TELUS International Philippines

TELUS uses the Security Connected framework from McAfee as the foundation for its multilayered security infrastructure.

Highlights
  • Improves visibility, control, and overall security posture with central security administration
  • Accelerates remediation of malware attacks daily
  • Provides two-fold defense against data loss
  • Increases customer confidence, willingness to do business

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) offers programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, biomedicine and health sciences.

Highlights
  • Extensible compliance reporting.
  • Block thousands of attacks.
  • Security audits in minutes.
  • Improve visibility and productivity.

Tyco Electronics

Tyco Electronics selected McAfee security solutions to enhance internal network security and simplify compliance.

Highlights
  • Locked down internal security
  • Secured notebooks and desktops from viruses, worms, spyware, and other threats
  • Enabled rapid containment of any outbreak
  • Safeguarded data on mobile devices
  • Simplified patches and policy changes

WNS Limited

WNS deployed McAfee Endpoint Encryption on all of its 1,500 laptops worldwide and McAfee Vulnerability Manager at each of its service sites.

Highlights
  • Dramatically reduced time spent managing security
  • Centralized security management across multiple global sites
  • Improved administrative control and visibility across the extended enterprise

Highlights

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Data Sheets

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

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

McAfee Collector Plug-in

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Solution Briefs

Improve Visibility and Control of Endpoints—Including Managed and BYOD

ForeScout CounterACT integrates with McAfee ePO and ESM to provide this information in realtime for both managed and unmanaged hosts.

Create a Least Risk Microsoft Windows Desktop

Avecto Privilege Guard and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software enable organizations worldwide to deploy secure and compliant desktops—without compromising a user's ability to perform their day to day tasks.

McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Accelerator Program from Accuvant

By leveraging the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Accelerator Program from Accuvant, you can make your technology more compelling to McAfee customers.

Identify Sensitive Data and Prevent Data Leaks

The interoperability between TITUS Document Classification software and McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) further reduces your risk of data loss by capturing end users’ inherent knowledge about the sensitivity of documents and making that information available to McAfee host and network-based DLP as visual classification labels and corresponding metadata.

Privileged Identity Management

Cyber-Ark Software solutions help reduce data breach risks, meet strict IT compliance and audit requirements, and improve security posture and operational efficiencies on corporate networks, whether on premises or in the cloud. Cyber-Ark delivers privileged password vaulting and user-access control, session recording and auditing, continuous monitoring, and forensics. Cyber-Ark solutions are integrated with McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) software, McAfee® Enterprise Security Manager, and McAfee® Vulnerability Manager.

Identify Threats to Business Performance

The McAfee/Rev2 integration enables you to quickly score, classify, and combine hundreds of thousands of vulnerabilities and highlight the critical few risks.

Extend McAfee Data Protection with Tiversa P2P Breach Protection

This solution enables detection notifications and forensic analysis data to be reported within the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) console.

Integrated Security Management for Unified Communications Applications

The Sipera UC-Sec appliance ensures that the VoIP/UC infrastructure and endpoints (mobile or fixed) are protected and visible to the security manager for the first time with McAfee ePO software.

AccessData: Incident Response and Forensics

Learn about the joint solution that extends AccessData’s forensic analysis technology to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software.

Security Event and Log Management

ArcSight’s market-leading log and event management solutions are now integrated with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software.

Comprehensive Security Through Visibility

BDNA Discover acts as a comprehensive source of information for the detection of invisible devices on enterprise networks.

Manage Security and Risk based on the Actual State of your Network

Through comprehensive real-time network, device, and user intelligence, Insightix BSA Visibility provides total network visibility to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software, enabling effective security and risk management for all devices across your entire network.

McAfee Security Management Platform

The McAfee Security Management Platform combines and refines key aspects of security so IT staff can manage the expanding scale of enterprise security more easily than ever before.

Securing the Virtual Desktop: Removing the Last Barrier to Widespread Adoption

Learn how the McAfee and Citrix partnership enables Citrix XenDesktop customers to extend management of desktop security to virtual environments using the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software.

Application Security and Control

Arxan Technologies, a leader in application security and control, has integrated their software security product, GuardIT, with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software to provide security check and tampering alert information into the McAfee ePO software management console.

McAfee Compatible Solution: AirPatrol WPM 1.0 and McAfee ePO 4.0

AirPatrol’s Wireless Policy Manager (WPM) is now integrated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software. WPM secures wireless interfaces on enterprise endpoints and empowers IT administrators to easily enforce commonsense rules on governing how employees use their wireless connectivity.

SIEM and Log Management for Converging Network and Security Environments

QRadar intelligently distills large amounts of information from a wide range of sources to augment incident response and compliance validation in McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software, McAfee’s centralized security and compliance management platform.

Virtual Infrastructure Security

Catbird, a pioneer and leader in security and compliance solutions for virtual networks, has integrated its flagship product, V-Security, with network and endpoint systems technologies from McAfee to extend comprehensive security and compliance to the virtual infrastructure.

Automated Security Configuration and Compliance Management

Triumfant detects and analyzes changes and unexpected conditions on endpoints to determine if those changes are problematic to the security, configuration, or performance of assets managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO).

Optimizing Security Management with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

Examine how the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform boosts security, saves time, and lowers costs with a centrally managed solution that enables immediate threat response.

Technology Blueprints

Investigate Data Breaches

McAfee enables enterprises to collect, analyze, and preserve security forensic information. With a solution that includes content- and context-aware SIEM, McAfee provides alerts to security events, as well analysis on how the attacked occurred, affected users, and compromised data — so you can better understand the severity of a security breach.

Achieve Situational Awareness

The McAfee solution has two primary components: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, with additional integrations to extend visibility and control across the entire security and compliance management environment.

Look Inside Network Traffic

The McAfee solution has two primary components: McAfee Firewall Enterprise and McAfee Network Security Platform. The McAfee Firewall and the IPS appliance both have add-on features that can optimize your visibility into the network. McAfee SIEM and other optional products help extend visibility and analytics to more aspects of network traffic.

Living with Social Media

To enable the secure and controlled use of social media in the workplace, McAfee recommends a layered approach, including firewall and data loss prevention (DLP) built around a solid web proxy solution. With McAfee security solutions, enterprises can address bandwidth concerns around the use of social media, encourage the productive use of time among employees, scan for malware, filter HTTPS content, and stop data leakage.

White Papers

Security Management 2.5 – Replacing Your SIEM Yet?

This paper will walk you through the entire process — from soup to nuts — of evaluating, selecting, and deploying a SIEM. It offers pragmatic advice on how to get it done based on years working through this process as both consumers and vendors of SIEM technology. The process is not always painless, but we are certain it will help you avoid foundering on bad technology and inter-office politics. You owe it to yourself and your organization to ask the right questions and to get answers. It is time to slay the sacred cow of your substantial SIEM investment, and to figure out your best path forward.

The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Reduce risk from unauthorized applications, gain stronger endpoint control, and live to tell the tale.

SANS Institute: Correlating Event Data for Vulnerability Detection & Remediation

Learn how network attacks can be avoided by utilizing a SIEM platform that combines historical data with real-time data from network sources and security policies to provide context around application usage, user behaviors, and other operations — for better, more accurate reporting.

Log Management—The Foundation for Federal Security and Compliance

In this paper, we will explore the fundamental requirements for a sound log management solution and review some examples of less than optimum product deployments. Finally, we will examine what a US federal agency should be looking for in an extensible log management strategy, and propose a workable solution for tighter integration into and support of an organization’s applicable and prospective security and compliance programs and initiatives.

Need for Speed: Streamlining Response and Reaction to Attacks

Today’s faster, newer and greatly improved malicious user requires a faster, newer and greatly improved response. Smarter attackers require more intelligent countermeasures, including faster and more reliable analysis, to react to security issues.

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator: Creating an Apache HTTP Repository

This document describes how to configure Apache and Samba running on a Linux operating systems (OS) platform for the purpose of creating an Apache HTTP Repository for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. The Apache repository will allow customers to meet the requirement to have a Linux repository.

McAfee Tackles the Complexities of Endpoint Security

This white paper details the components of McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint, a comprehensive and cost-effective anti-malware solution that integrates host intrusion prevention, and policy auditing with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator management platform.

McAfee Security Management Platform

McAfee Security Management Platform brings a new level of intelligence and automation to the enterprise, effectively interlocking the various components of IT security into a single, overarching, risk-minimizing shield.

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