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Fundamental web security

Analyzing all web traffic, even when it's encrypted, is a baseline security practice. Detecting malware before it is delivered to an endpoint can save the cost of remediation and minimize the chance of data loss in an attack. Sharing web threat information can make other security tools more intelligent. None of this should disrupt the productivity of a large workforce.

McAfee Web Gateway delivers high-performance web security through an on-premises appliance that can be deployed both as dedicated hardware and a virtual machine. McAfee Web Gateway is part of the McAfee Web Protection solution alongside McAfee SaaS Web Protection, available together to provide optimal protection for users everywhere.

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Gateway technology for the world’s most demanding IT environments

Best-in-class threat detection

Protect against highly sophisticated malware and targeted attacks that evade URL filtering and antivirus signatures. This secure web gateway provides industry-leading, proactive detection of zero-day malware with full coverage of web traffic, including SSL.

Threat information sharing

McAfee Web Gateway is integrated with the Security Connected platform to enable more effective threat detection, lower total cost of ownership, and improve operational efficiency. Learn about one of the key integration points, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense.

Powerful rules-based policy engine

Take action on any element of the web request-response cycle, allowing limitless flexibility and web security crafted for your organization.

Preview a selection of security rules in McAfee Web Gateway

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System Requirements

Deployment flexibility is a hallmark of McAfee Web Gateway. You can deploy it as a virtual machine, hardware appliance, or on a blade server.

Virtual Appliance Requirements

  • VMware ESX or VMware ESXi (If you are running version 5.5, make sure that you use update 2 or a later update of this version)
  • Virtual machine host system with the following specifications:
    • CPU: 64-bit capable
    • Virtualization extension: VT-x/AMD-V
  • Virtual machine with the following specifications (production environment):
    • Memory: 16 GB
    • Hard disk space: 200 GB
    • CPU cores: 4 (minimum)

Hardware Appliance Requirements

A complete range of enterprise and medium-capacity appliances offers affordable protection and scalability for the most demanding IT environments. View the hardware specifications sheet for more details.

Model WG-4500-C

  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Processor: Dual core
  • Processor cache: 4 MB
  • Disk: 2 x 500 GB SATA 7200 RPM
  • RAID level: Raid-1
  • Power supply: 350 W
  • Interfaces: 4 x 10/100/1000 MB Ethernet

Model WBG-5000-C

  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 96 GB
  • Processor: 6 core
  • Processor cache: 15 MB
  • Disk: 2 x 600 GB SAS 10.6K RPM
  • RAID level: Raid-1
  • Power supply: 2 x 450 W
  • Interfaces: 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet

Model WBG-5500-C

  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 128 GB
  • Processor: 2 x 10 core
  • Processor cache: 25 MB
  • Disk: 6 x 300 GB SAS 10.6K RPM
  • RAID level: Raid-10
  • Power supply: 2 x 750 W
  • Interfaces: 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet

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