McAfee Security for Microsoft SharePoint

McAfee Security for Microsoft SharePoint

Protect what you value — in-depth security for your SharePoint assets

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McAfee Security for Microsoft SharePoint (MSMS) ensures that your corporate SharePoint deployment does not spread malware, store inappropriate content, or lead to data loss. Microsoft SharePoint, a widely deployed tool to share and store business information and content, does not block malware or inappropriate content — a risk for organizations that are unable to ensure SharePoint users have the latest malware protection in place. MSMS delivers industry-leading protection to prevent the server from inadvertently becoming a security hazard.

Specialized SharePoint security — MSMS adds a critical layer of anti-virus protection and content filtering to ensure you achieve all the business benefits of SharePoint without any of the associated security hazards.

Simpified deployment and management — MSMS interfaces with SharePoint using the recommended security architecture via the SharePoint VirusScan API and SharePoint Object Model. Deploy MSMS on all SharePoint web front-end servers in your SharePoint farm, individually deploy and manage MSMS on the SharePoint server, and centrally deploy and manage MSMS through the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform. MSMS works with SharePoint 2003, 2007, and 2010, giving you continued protection even in diverse environments.

Integrated with industry-leading anti-malware technology — McAfee Global Threat Intelligence is the first always-on, real-time protection that secures enterprises and consumers from threats as they strike. It blocks malware, stops data theft, and prevents damage to your systems before virus signature updates are even available, reducing the protection gap, decreasing false positives, and strengthening endpoint security without additional cost.

Features & Benefits

Get unrivaled malware detection and cleaning

Prevent SharePoint from becoming a malware vector. Block viruses, worms, Trojans, and other potentially unwanted programs. Stop data theft and prevent damage to your systems before virus signature updates are available.

Ensure only valid business assets are stored in SharePoint

Use preset content management rules to prevent unauthorized or inappropriate documents from being stored on your SharePoint server. Report details about documents that contain sensitive or offensive information.

Lower management costs and increase efficiency

Simplify security management. Centralized and local reporting via the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform provides visibility of infections and content policy violations.

Get comprehensive on-access and scheduled scans

Ensure real-time protection when content is accessed and schedule deep scans of all data using the latest malware and content filtering signatures. Opt to limit full repository scans only during scheduled maintenance windows or choose one or more scan targets, including web applications, websites, folders, and specific file types. Reduce overhead by choosing to scan only new files.

Data leak prevention and content scanning

Use prebuilt dictionaries that cover most enterprise- and country-specific compliance rules or customize content filters to keep sensitive data from leaking out of your organization. Create rules on a global basis, with exceptions as needed for individuals and departments. Manage via the built-in HTML interface or the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) platform.

Establish rich policy support

Enable preset rules to immediately prevent the spread of inappropriate content, or fine-tune policies with advanced custom rule sets for maximum flexibility.

Enhance quarantine management

Store quarantined documents locally and search the database by infection name, file name, and other parameters.

Centralize reporting

Use the ePO platform to gain visibility of infections and content policy violations. Comprehensive, detailed graphical reports help ensure all SharePoint servers are protected with the latest virus definition files.

System Requirements

The following are minimum system requirements only. Recommended requirements are in parenthesis, where applicable. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013/Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010/Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), 2007 SP2/
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, 3.0 SP1, 3.0 SP2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Information Services (IIS) 6.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher

Server Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, latest Service Pack available (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server with SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)

System Requirements

  • CPU: 2.5-GHz processor (x86) or higher; dual processor, 3 GHz or faster Intel x64 architecture-based processor that supports Intel Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (Intel EM64T)
  • RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
  • Disk space: 500 MB


White Papers

Microsoft SharePoint Server Data Security

This paper discusses security challenges for the data stored in Microsoft SharePoint Servers and how it can be protected.

Threats and Risks