McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

The ultimate way to keep viruses out of your Microsoft Windows operating systems

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    Overview

    McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance.

    With VirusScan Enterprise, you get:

    Maximum defense against malware — Safeguards your systems and files from viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other security risks. It detects and cleans malware, and allows you to easily configure policies to manage quarantined items.

    Proactive protection from attacks — Real-time scanning ensures all your systems, including remote locations, are protected from current and emerging threats. VirusScan Enterprise also guards against buffer-overflow exploits that target vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications.

    Easy, centralized management — The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform is the centralized management console for deploying policies, managing security alerts, and viewing automated reports.

    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. VirusScan Enterprise uses the McAfee GTI file reputation service to identify suspicious files before they are necessarily identified as carrying malicious payloads.

    ICSA Labs Certified Anti-Virus & SC Magazine Awards 2011

    Features & Benefits

    Block multiple threats

    Defend your systems against viruses, worms, spyware, bots, Trojans, buffer overflows, and blended attacks. Block a broad range of viruses and malicious code — even those hidden in compressed files — with combined anti-virus, firewall, and intrusion prevention technology. McAfee’s industry-leading security also safeguards against spam, phishing attacks, malicious websites, and other threats that often evade standard anti-virus and URL filtering systems.

    Stop malware in real time

    Close the protection gap with McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI). GTI offers comprehensive, real-time protection against both known and emerging threats across all key threat vectors — file, web, email, and network. A cloud-based service using reputation-based threat protection in addition to other techniques, McAfee GTI correlates real-world data collected from millions of sensors globally and delivers intelligence via a complete suite of McAfee security products.

    Safeguard email programs

    Detect and clean viruses in Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, including HTML text and attachments.

    Get high-performance security

    Don’t let your anti-malware software slow down end users. VirusScan Enterprise scans faster, uses less memory, requires fewer CPU cycles, and protects users better than any other anti-malware product on the market.

    Lessen damage from outbreaks

    Limit the risk and impact of an outbreak if one occurs. Close ports, monitor applications and email engines, and block files and directories, even before .DAT files are issued.

    Increase security confidence

    Defend your desktops, laptops, and file servers against disruptions. Malware and hackers cannot disable McAfee VirusScan Enterprise.

    Defend against threats that target Microsoft applications

    Guard against buffer-overflow exploits that aim at vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating system services, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft SQL Server. It also protects IIS services, WinZip, and Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Windows Media Player, and Microsoft Messenger.

    Save money with efficient visibility and management

    Control and manage VirusScan Enterprise from one central McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) console, and get detailed enterprise-level reporting quickly and easily.

    System Requirements

    These are minimum system requirements. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment. 64-bit operating system support is available for some technologies.

    • Workstations
      • Windows 7
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows XP Home, Professional, Embedded (WEPOS), Tablet PC
      • Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
      • Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
      • Windows XP Embedded (SP2)
      • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (SP2)
    • Servers
      • Windows 2008 Server, HyperV, Core, Datacenter, Storage Server, Cluster Server, Small Business Server
      • Windows 2003 Server, Storage Server, Cluster Server, Datacenter, Small Business Server
      • Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, Small Business Server
      • VMware ESX, ESXi
      • Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer

    Demos / Tutorials

    Tutorials

    For guidance on how to use this McAfee product, watch the Quick Tips video listed above.

    Customer Stories

    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

    CSS Corp

    CSS Corp has deployed McAfee Network Security Platform sensors protecting network traffic at its gateways globally.

    Highlights
    • Provided centralized management, control, and reporting on overall functioning of security environment
    • Ensured compliance with ISO277001 and PCI DSS
    • Contributed to network availability to meet SLAs
    • Maintained comprehensive protection from external and internal security threats

    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

    Freehills

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

    Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)

    Cancer research group stays on task with McAfee.

    Highlights
    • Blocked inbound and outbound spam emails, phishing expeditions, and web-borne malware
    • Provided always-on and constantly updated automatic protection
    • Assured business continuity and improved email availability
    • Offered customization options for diverse user groups and computing environments
    • Saved time, so limited IT resources could focus on development rather than support

    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

    Manpower

    Manpower saves time and improves user service with McAfee.

    Highlights
    • Upgraded smoothly to McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 4.0 with only two hours of preparation
    • Reduced time spent on new deployments
    • Allowed support team to communicate security issues more efficiently, lowering overhead and increasing productivity

    Manteca Unified School District

    Manteca Unified School District protects students with McAfee solutions.

    Highlights
    • Increased bandwidth by 20% after eliminating IM and file sharing
    • Reduced virus outbreaks to zero per year, compared with one or more in prior years
    • Enabled systems administrators to quickly learn new solutions through centralized management capabilities of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform

    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

    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

    Smith College

    Smith College strengthens Internet and email security with McAfee.

    Highlights
    • Reduced email volume by 90%, by effectively blocking spam
    • Protected 5,000 student, faculty, and staff workstations from Internet viruses
    • Effectively eliminated management overhead, saving system administrators approximately three hours a day

    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

    Temecula Valley Unified School District

    McAfee Solves Rampant Spyware Problem for Temecula Schools.

    Highlights
    • Eliminated spyware and reduced time spent on spyware to zero
    • Enhanced network performance by reclaiming valuable bandwidth
    • Improved distribution of patches and upgrades

    University of Utah Health Sciences Center (UUHSC)

    McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 4.0 minimizes time spent on threat protection at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

    Highlights
    • Migrated to ePO 4.0 in only 15 minutes
    • Facilitated faster decision making for IT with easy-to-use, customizable reporting
    • Used actionable reporting and task automation to save IT 16 hours/week — time previously spent fixing systems
    • Optimized user-friendly dashboards to ease IT administration and provide an at-a-glance overview for the University of Utah security team
    • Detected and/or blocked nearly 21 million potential threats in a three-month period

    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

    Wyeth

    McAfee protects Wyeth’s global IT environment from pervasive threats.

    Highlights
    • Provided comprehensive spyware and anti-virus protection to more than 54,000 desktops
    • Simplified IT and security management with easy-to-create scheduled and ad hoc reports
    • Thwarted buffer-overflow attacks

    Resources

    Data Sheets

    McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

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

    White Papers

    Three Best Practices to Protect Against Fake Alerts, Fake Anti-Virus, and Other Rogue Programs

    This paper discusses how rogue programs work and recommends three best practices to keep these unwanted programs out of your networks.

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