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McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention for Server

McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention for Server

Proactive, zero-day protection for servers

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Overview

McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention for Server proactively secures against known and new zero-day attacks. It boosts security and lowers costs by reducing the frequency and urgency of patching. Host Intrusion Prevention integrates with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform for centralized reporting and management that’s accurate, scalable, easy to use, and works with other McAfee and non-McAfee security products.

Comprehensive security — Host Intrusion Prevention for Server uses multiple proven methods, including behavioral and signature analysis, plus a dynamic stateful firewall buttressed with global reputation technology to block emerging attacks.

Advanced vulnerability-shielding capabilities — Better protection against exploits that target new vulnerabilities means your IT staff has more time for planning, testing, and deploying patches.

Customized server protection – Host Intrusion Prevention for Server helps maintain server uptime with specialized protection for web and database servers.

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. McAfee GTI offers the broadest threat data, most robust data correlation, and most complete product integration in the industry. McAfee’s GTI network allows enabled products to evaluate threats on multiple vectors in real time, leading to faster identification of threats and higher capture rates. Host Intrusion Prevention for Server uses the McAfee GTI file reputation service and network connection reputation service to find suspicious files before they are identified as carrying malicious payloads, as well as domains/IP addresses that are infected or hosting malware attacks, and block those attacks.

Features & Benefits

Keep your business safe, up, and running

Prevent intrusions, protect assets, and enforce intrusion prevention system (IPS) and zero-day threat protection coverage at all levels: network, endpoint, and application.

Save time and cut costs with simplified, centralized management

Protect and manage servers across your entire enterprise with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) console, the scalable and centralized platform for deployment, management, reports, and audits.

Get customized protection for web and database servers

Maintain system uptime and productivity with specialized protection that secures critical servers against attacks, including directory traversal and SQL injection attacks.

Stop new threats on contact

Trust integrated reputation-based global intelligence in the system firewall (Microsoft Windows only) to block threats such as botnets and denial of service before attacks can occur.

Save trouble with prioritized patches

Reduce patching frequency and deploy patches on a priority basis for the most effective and efficient use of IT resources.

Prove compliance without headaches

Use McAfee’s easy-to-understand actionable views, workflow, event monitoring, and reporting to quickly remediate threats and maintain compliance.

System Requirements

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

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows (English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, traditional Chinese)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise with SP2 or higher (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web with SP1 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Web
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SP4 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server with SP4 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with SP4 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with SP4 or higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (32-bit); kernel modules supported:
    • 2.6.9-42.EL
    • 2.6.9-42.EL-smp
    • 2.6.9-34.EL
    • 2.6.9-34.EL-smp
    • 2.6.9-22.EL
    • 2.6.9-22.EL-smp
  • Sun Solaris
    • SPARC Solaris 10
    • SPARC Solaris 9 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)
    • SPARC Solaris 8 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
    • 10, 11 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)

Supported Web Server Platforms

  • IIS 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0 (Microsoft Windows)
  • Apache Web Server 2.0.42 or higher
  • Apache Web Server 1.3.6 or higher
  • Sun Java Web Server 6.1
  • Sun ONE Web Server 6.0

Supported Database Server Platforms

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008

Demos / Tutorials

Tutorials

For guidance on how to use Host Intrusion Prevention for Server, watch this Quick Tips video.

Customer Stories

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

Scottrade

Scottrade partners with McAfee to secure customer data.

Highlights
  • Eliminated network vulnerabilities and protected customer information
  • Improved monitoring and control of workstations and servers via a single management console
  • Streamlined and accelerated security management and vulnerability assessment
  • Simplified deployment, patches, and upgrades
  • Helped Scottrade garner multiple awards for customer satisfaction and IT excellence

TeliaSonera AB

A leading telecommunications group in the Nordic and Baltic regions strengthens anti-virus security with McAfee.

Highlights
  • Protected 23,000 endpoints against viruses
  • Enforced blacklisting of potentially malicious applications
  • Delivered powerful functionality, ease of use, and simplified administration
  • Helped secure the patch update process

News / Events

Resources

Data Sheets

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Community

Blogs

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    Sarah Grayson - August 30, 2013
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  • Developing the Ultimate Defense against Advanced Malware
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  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday Report: Critical Mass
    Scott Taschler - July 10, 2013
    This is probably one of the most important Patch Tuesdays we have seen in a while, with Microsoft releasing seven patches that address 34 individual vulnerabilities. Of the seven patches released, six are identified by Microsoft as “critical.” The remaining patch is labeled “important” by Microsoft. This month’s patches are as follows: MS13-052 Vulnerabilities in [...]