McAfee Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

McAfee Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Scalable, unified protection specifically designed for virtual desktop infrastructure

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McAfee virtualization solutions are designed to make virtual desktop security simpler and more scalable for large enterprise deployments. The McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) AntiVirus platform provides security management tailored specifically to virtualized environments. Rather than running an endpoint security agent in each virtual machine (VM), MOVE AntiVirus delivers a virtual appliance to consolidate scanning processes and signature updates outside of the VMs, efficiently protecting all virtualized desktops.

McAfee Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a bundle that includes McAfee MOVE AntiVirus , McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux, McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention, McAfee Application Control, McAfee Site Advisor Enterprise, file and removable media protection, and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator.

Features & Benefits

Unified security and compliance management platform for virtualized endpoints

This suite allows organizations to get the most out of their virtualized desktops by optimizing their protection to ensure maximum performance. In tests, a virtualization-optimized protection allows servers to run up to three times the number of virtual machines, compared to traditional endpoint security protections.

McAfee Security Suite for VDI provides virus protection for virtual servers without compromising performance or security and offers more effective security management. The McAfee Security Suite for VDI supports multiple hypervisor solutions. Additionally, customers using VMware NSX now have automatic deployment of McAfee Security Virtual Appliances from the VMware NSX console.

Protect from intrusions

McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention provides the benefit of safeguarding against complex security threats that may otherwise be unintentionally introduced. It prevents intrusions, protects assets, and defends your company against known and emerging exploits including zero-day attacks. With this stronger protection against exploits that targets new vulnerabilities, your IT staff has more time for planning, testing, and deploying patches.

Recognize potential threats

McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise allows users to be safe when surfing the web without limiting Internet access. With the help of McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, SiteAdvisor easily identifies threats, analyzes them, and tells users if the site is “risky” or “safe” to use.

Block unauthorized applications with whitelisting

McAfee Application Control enables administrators to only allow authorized software to run on virtual desktops and thereby protect them from zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats (APTs). This results in faster protection since there is no need for signature updates.

Full visibility of virtual desktops

Discover and manage not only virtual desktops that are already protected, but all hypervisors, virtual machines, and desktops including those in a VMware vSphere and OpenStack environment through McAfee Data Center Connectors. Automatically discover and protect virtual desktops with appropriate security policies.

Protect data on removable media

Files and removable media are secured by encrypting the data that is at-rest on both internal and removable media. This feature enables users to encrypt removable USB media and transfer information in a secure manner. 

Centralized management

Obtain single-pane manageability for physical and virtual servers and desktops, including those in the private and public cloud for greater security visibility. The single-console environment provides comprehensive management for all McAfee server and desktop capabilities and lowers the total cost of ownership.


Data Sheets

McAfee Data Center Security Suites

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McAfee Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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Solution Briefs

Expand Virtualization, Maintain Security

McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments AntiVirus (McAfee MOVE AntiVirus) tailors security systems to the special technical and management requirements of virtualization.

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Threats and Risks