McAfee MOVE AntiVirus

McAfee MOVE AntiVirus

Optimized security for virtualized environments

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McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) AntiVirus for virtual desktops and servers is uniquely designed to relieve the overhead of traditional endpoint security, yet provide the protection and performance essential for success.

Traditional antivirus software does not integrate well with virtualized infrastructure. McAfee MOVE AntiVirus brings optimized, advanced malware protection to your virtualized desktops and servers, including your virtual environment in the cloud. Choose one efficient solution across multiple vendor platforms or an agentless, tuned option for VMware vShield. Either way, you get both flexible, top-rated security and high performance. For proactive protection, we integrate real-time threat intelligence and unify security management across physical and virtual infrastructure.

MOVE AntiVirus addresses these challenges by:

Optimizing security for virtualized environments — By optimizing and offloading McAfee VirusScan Enterprise’s processing features, MOVE AntiVirus enables you to obtain higher operational returns, and minimizes the performance impact on virtual servers with enhanced scan avoidance and scanning based on overall load of the hypervisor.

Standardizing security across all major hypervisors — Whether you are starting to deploy virtual machines or well on your way with cloud computing, MOVE AntiVirus offers the flexibility of consistent security across all major hypervisors.

Ensuring the best security management and delivery for virtualized environments — Utilize and optimize your current McAfee VirusScan Enterprise protection in virtualized environments including your virtual machines in the cloud, providing security management and effectiveness with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) console. Ensure that security policies remain intact, even as virtual machines migrate within the virtualized environment.

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Features & Benefits

Offload malware scanning

Get instant protection with low impact on memory and processing.

Prevent antivirus storms

Benefit from options that include on-access, scheduled, and selective scans.

Multi-vendor or agentless deployment options

Gain support for all major hypervisors.

Minimize setup and updates

Optimize your time with a dedicated, hardened virtual appliance.

Block zero-day, unknown threats

Leverage real-time file analysis through McAfee Global Threat Intelligence.

Add intrusion and web protection

Achieve desktop firewall, memory, and web application protection (included).

Leverage McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software

Realize at-a-glance visibility, control, and reporting across your endpoints, including your virtual machines in the cloud.

System Requirements

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

MOVE AntiVirus (Agentless) v3.0

Supported Client Virtual Machine Operating Systems

  • All operating systems supported by VMware’s vShield Endpoint Thin Agent

Supported Virtualization Technologies

  • VMware View 5.0/5.1/5.2
  • VMware ThinApp 4.6.2

Supported Virtualization Infrastructure

  • vSphere 5.0 updated to include the following:
    • ESXi servers running 5.0 patch one (VUM Patch ID: ESXi500-201109401-BG)
    • ESXi servers with the vShield Loadable Kernel Module installed (version: 5.0.0-447150 or higher)
    • VMware Tools from the 5.0 patch one release (VUM Patch ID: ESX500-201109402-BG) with the vShield thin agent installed onto the client virtual machine
  • vSphere 5.1

Virtual Machine Hosting the Security Virtual Appliance

  • CPU: 2 vCPU, 1.6 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM or higher

MOVE AntiVirus Multi-Platform v2.6

Supported Virtualized Environments

  • Hypervisors
    • Citrix XenServer 5.5/5.6/6.0/6.1/6.2
    • Citrix Kaviza 5.0 (VDI-In-a-Box)
    • VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) HyperV/2008 R2 SP1 HyperV/ 2012 Hyper-V

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

  • Citrix XenDesktop 5.5/5/6/7.0/7.1
  • VMware View 4.0/5.0/5.1/5.2

Virtual Application Management

  • Citrix XenApp 5.0/6.5
  • VMware ThinApp 4.6.2

Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems

  • MOVE AntiVirus Offload Scan Server (appliance) requires a dedicated virtual (or physical) machine with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and McAfee Agent. The machine must meet the following requirements:
    • OS: Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit) or Windows 2008 SP2 (64-bit) or Windows 2012
    • CPU: 1 vCPU, 2 GHZ or higher (4 vCPUs are recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM or higher (4 GB RAM is recommended)

MOVE AntiVirus Agent OS support

  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 2003 R2 SP2 (32-bit)
  • Windows 2008 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 2012 R2

Customer Stories


Freehills uses McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) AntiVirus to provide agile, service-oriented security, optimized specifically for virtualized environments.

  • Provides security for virtualized desktops without compromising performance
  • Enables employees to work remotely from any Internetconnected computer without sacrificing security or effectiveness
  • Supports flexible work practices and gives the firm a definite advantage in the recruitment and retention of top talent


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