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Whether you are looking for email security onsite, in the cloud, or an integrated hybrid of both, McAfee Email Protection delivers email security the way you want it. Going beyond anti-spam and malware protection, Email Protection integrates data loss prevention technology, content-based policy enforcement, click-time link scanning, and continuity services to ensure email access during server outages. For the most sophisticated and targeted email attacks, integration with McAfee Advanced Threat Defense provides a closed-loop solution capable of eliminating the stealthy and zero-day malware often used to enter organizations through spear phishing.

McAfee Email Protection provides the ultimate in security and flexibility. Security is delivered from McAfee Labs, providing the most comprehensive Global Threat Intelligence. You can choose a pure cloud implementation (blocking all inbound and outbound threats), an onsite solution for the more hands-on control, or a multi-layered deployment that combines the strengths of both through a single management and reporting console. With McAfee Email Protection, you can deploy what you need now or have the flexibility for future changes.

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Demos / Videos

Demos

McAfee Email Protection empowers you to deploy email security the way that best fits your current and future needs.

The majority of successful attacks on businesses begin with a phishing email. ClickProtect, a feature of McAfee Email Protection, uses the McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware engine to detect malicious content behind URLs found in email messages. This demonstration walks through how to configure ClickProtect, and shows several examples of what an end-user will experience with this feature enabled.

This demo will show you how to configure ClickProtect in three simple steps. ClickProtect is the click-time link scanning feature in McAfee Email Protection that helps you elevate your level of protection against phishing and advanced malware.

This demo shows administrators how to quickly locate email messages using McAfee Email Protection.

Videos

This demo video introduces ClickProtect, a feature of McAfee Email Protection that helps you eliminate the threats from embedded URLs within an email message.

Awards / Reviews

Gartner
Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways

Gartner recognizes McAfee as a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, as published on July 1, 2014.

SC Magazine Innovator
McAfee and McAfee Email Protection Named as Industry Innovator by SC Magazine, 2013

SC Magazine has named McAfee and McAfee Email Protection as an Industry Innovator.

CRN Ranks McAfee in their 2013 Top 25 Best Companies to Partner With
CRN Ranks McAfee in their 2013 Top 25 Best Companies to Partner With

Ranked by IT solution providers (SPs), CRN Research ranks the Top 25 must-have technology suppliers from a list of nearly 230 companies in 12 product categories that SPs need to consider when formalizing their partnerships today and for the future. 1,000 unique SPs of all types and sizes were surveyed.

SC Magazine Best Buy
McAfee Email Protection Gets 5-stars and SC Best Buy Recognition, 2013

For the second year in a row, McAfee Email Protection earned SC Magazine’s Five-Star Award and Best Buy Rating. “Strengths: Easy to configure and manage, and loaded with predefined templates for security and compliance. Weaknesses: None that we found.”

McAfee: 2013 Top 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors
McAfee Named One of the 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors by CRN, 2013

Established security player McAfee has embraced cloud security that includes protection for email, web, and identity authentication traffic.

SC Magazine Innovator
McAfee and McAfee Email Protection Named as Industry Innovator by SC Magazine, 2012

What does characterize McAfee as an Innovator is its approach to the most important aspect of innovation: how one thinks. The Network Security Business Unit — the home of McAfee Email Protection — is solidly ensconced in the type of thinking process that results in innovative solutions to difficult, and occasionally obscure, information assurance challenges.

Forrester
Forrester Research Named McAfee a Leader in "The Forrester Wave: Email Content Security, Q4 2012"

Premier analyst firm Forrester Research, Inc. has named McAfee a leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Email Content Security, Q4 2012.” We consider this a testament to the strength, stability, flexibility, and effectiveness of McAfee’s email protection solutions.

SC Magazine Best Buy
McAfee Email Protection Gets 5-stars and SC Best Buy Recognition, 2012

The Holy Grail of IT products is one that is low cost, easy to use, and offers a rich feature set. McAfee Email Protection easily fits those criteria in the email security and content filtering space. Verdict: An absolutely brilliant product. We make it our Best Buy.

CRN
McAfee Named One of the 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors by CRN, 2012

The Intel-owned security company has been preaching cloud security measures since before the cloud truly formed. McAfee’s central cloud piece is the Cloud Security Platform, which secures content and data—e-mail, Web and identity—as it moves to and from the cloud.

SC Magazine 2012 Awards Finalist
McAfee Email Protection Named a Finalist (Best Email Security 2012) by SC Magazine

McAfee Email Protection was selected as a finalist for SC Magazine’s Best Email Security award. The category highlights products that address the ability to exchange email messages securely, ensure the privacy of messages, and more. McAfee Email Protection was evaluated on its effectiveness, manageability, non-intrusiveness, ease of use, and other factors that impact the implementation.

SC Magazine 2011
McAfee Email Protection Earns Prestigious 5-Star Rating from SC Magazine, 2011

With five stars across the board in every product rating category, McAfee Email Protection was awarded the top 5-Star Rating by SC Magazine – measured on its features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support and value for the money.

Gartner
Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways 2011

McAfee positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways.

SC Magazine 2009 Awards Winner
McAfee Email Gateway Wins Best Email Security Solution, 2009

SC Magazine says McAfee Email Gateway is “a true market leader.”

Virus Bulletin
McAfee Email Gateway Receives VB Spam Gold Award, 2009

In a recent test, Virus Bulletin says, “This was the only product in the test that was configured to scan the contents of incoming email during the SMTP transaction and block those emails it was certain were spam. ... Helped by this two-layered blocking, the product’s spam catch rate of 99.60% was higher than that of any other.”

Modules

McAfee Email Gateway
McAfee Email Gateway

McAfee Email Gateway delivers total email protection for enterprises. It integrates inbound and outbound defenses, streamlines compliance, simplifies administration, and lowers operating costs.

McAfee SaaS Email Protection & Continuity
McAfee SaaS Email Protection & Continuity

McAfee SaaS Email Protection and Continuity blocks more than 99% of spam, viruses, and other malware in the cloud, before it reaches your network. Enforcing outgoing email policies and enabling email access during outages, it’s an easy-to-use solution that requires no additional hardware, software, or maintenance.

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense (Optional)

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense detects today’s stealthy, zero-day malware with an innovative, layered approach. It combines low-touch antivirus signatures, reputation, and real-time emulation defenses with in-depth static code and dynamic, malware analysis (sandboxing) to analyze the actual behavior of malware.

McAfee SaaS Email Archiving
McAfee SaaS Email Archiving (Optional)

McAfee SaaS Email Archiving simplifies email searches and eases archive administration with a cost-effective solution that doesn’t require additional hardware or software.

McAfee SaaS Email Encryption
McAfee SaaS Email Encryption (Optional)

McAfee SaaS Email Encryption is a cloud-based solution that helps encrypt valuable information, allowing you to maintain a stronger business and comply with privacy regulations.

Articles

  • McAfee and McAfee Email Protection Named as Industry Innovator by SC Magazine, 2013
    January 1, 2014
    SC Magazine has named McAfee and McAfee Email Protection as an Industry Innovator.

    Topics : Email & Web Security

  • AP Twitter hack shows need for comprehensive security
    April 24, 2013
    A recent Twitter hack showed just how vulnerable life online can be. Zach Miners of IDG News Service wrote that the attack on the Associated Press' Twitter account could be a tipping point to get companies to improve their security, as it sent shockwaves across the internet and even caused a sharp, yet brief, dip in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • UK data breach report shows increasing cost of attack
    April 23, 2013
    The cost of a breach has always paid a heavy toll on businesses, but according to a recent report from the U.K.'s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 87 percent of small businesses and 93 percent of large companies have experienced at least one breach in the last year and the value of these breaches has tripled over the past year.
  • Email data exfiltration at Ireland Revenue Department
    April 22, 2013
    In a recent mishap, the Ireland Revenue department accidentally sent more than 100 internal emails to citizens outside of their organization.
  • National tragedy spawns email-borne malware attacks
    April 19, 2013
    Tragedy is usually a time where people come together and triumph over hardship, but things are a bit different in what The Register calls "the scummier end of the online community."
  • NSA clears the air on email warrants
    April 18, 2013
    Issues regarding email security have risen to such prominence recently that some privacy advocates have been concerned that the U.S. National Security Agency's new $1.2 billion data center would be used to illegally look at the emails of citizens. However, Reuters reported that the agency said the facility will be used to support cybersecurity laws that limit the ability to spy on citizens of the country.
  • Energy companies targeted by phishing campaign
    April 16, 2013
    A recent spear-phishing attack targeted 11 energy sector businesses in an effort to siphon information. This attack, while unsuccessful, shows the value of investing in email protection technologies.
  • High-profile death spawns malware-laden email
    April 15, 2013
    After news of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death, it didn't take long for cybercriminals to start exploiting people with hoax emails laced with malware.
  • Security found lacking at the SEC
    April 11, 2013
    According to the Office of the Inspector General, the Securities and Exchange Commission may need to implement significant email security improvements. According to CSO, a report found email monitoring and control mechanisms were lacking within the agency, putting sensitive documents at risk.
  • Online Privacy and Data Protection for 2013
    April 10, 2013
    Awareness and protection. Data flowing through the internet, including email and all web requests, needs security measures applied to ensure a business keeps its information secure.
  • Perspectives on improving defense against cyber attacks
    April 8, 2013
    With so many businesses relying on the internet for productivity, email hacking or any other type of cybercrime can be a devastating event. An unfortunate trend, but malware is clearly becoming more prevalent, targeted and sophisticated.
  • Ransomware emails claim to come from Department of Homeland Security
    April 4, 2013
    Those who frequently check their email need to always be wary of phishing scams, as they can take on any form. In a recent incident, scammers sent out emails claiming to be from the Department of Homeland Security and demanded money to reinstate the use of the user’s computer.
  • Congressional action aims to improve email privacy
    April 3, 2013
    A new bi-partisan movement is taking place in the U.S. Congress to help fix an archaic email security rule that allowed government officials to read personal email provided it had been opened or stored for more than 180 days.
  • Email attack may have spread Android malware
    April 2, 2013
    The spread of malware is greater than it ever has been, and security researchers continue to emphasize that better email protection is needed to protect against today’s complex threats. IDG News Service recently reported that a targeted email attack targeting political and human rights activists spread an Android Trojan app which was designed to steal information.
  • McAfee Email Protection named as an Industry Innovator for Data Protection by SC Magazine, 2012
    December 1, 2012
    What does characterize McAfee as an Innovator is its approach to the most important aspect of innovation: how one thinks. The Network Security Business Unit — the home of McAfee Email Protection — is solidly ensconced in the type of thinking process that results in innovative solutions to difficult, and occasionally obscure, information assurance challenges.

    Topics : Email & Web Security

News / Events

Resources

Data Sheets

Comparison of Leading Email Encryption Techniques

This specifications sheet introduces some common considerations and its benefits and challenges for each of the leading email encryption techniques available.

McAfee Content Security Reporter

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McAfee SaaS Email Security

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McAfee Email Protection

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McAfee SaaS Email Protection and Continuity

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McAfee Email Gateway

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McAfee SaaS Email Encryption Service

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McAfee SaaS Email Archiving

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McAfee Content Security Suite

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FAQ

Transitioning to McAfee SaaS Email Protection from Postini

Get answers to commonly asked questions about transitioning to McAfee SaaS Email Protection from Postini.

Reports

Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways

Gartner recognizes McAfee as a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, as published on July 1, 2014.

Solution Briefs

Optimize Your Email Security

McAfee is a leader in the email security market, delivering optimal email security solutions for any enterprise.

SPF, DKIM, and DMARC Demystified: The what, why, and how of email sender identity technologies

This paper discusses the what, why, and how of email sender identity technologies. When properly implemented and incorporated into your email security strategy, SPF, DKIM, and DMARC can go a long way towards securing email, your most valuable communications tool.

Advanced Threat Defense for the Email Gateway

Email is a vital communication vehicle for just about every business these days—and it is also a key threat vector for cybercrooks who are looking to steal valuable data or execute inbound attacks. As part of our unified, integrated Security Connected framework, McAfee Email Gateway and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense work together to find and freeze new, unknown, and stealthy advanced threats. For a complete end-to-end solution, add McAfee Real Time to the mix to quickly identify and fix systems impacted by advanced malware.

Improve the Security of Office 365

Learn about how McAfee Email Protection solutions can be implemented with Microsoft Office 365 for a comprehensive, layered defense against threats.

McAfee Delivers Comprehensive Threat Protection for the Financial Services Industry

This solution brief explains how the McAfee Security Connected approach provides advanced threat protection for the financial services industry and prevents targeted attacks.

White Papers

Email Encryption Made Simple

Organization-to-organization, pull delivery, and push delivery offer a range of options to satisfy most organizations’ requirements for encrypted email. All three options are nicely integrated into email security solutions from McAfee and require minimal administrative overhead to implement.

How Cybercriminals Make Money With Your Email

Learn about the key issues that organizations should address in the context of cybercrime delivered through email, and practical advice on what organizations should do to protect themselves.

Microsoft Office 365 for the Enterprise: How to Strengthen Security, Compliance and Control - Osterman Research

Despite the range of functionality offered in Office 365, like any cloud-based offering, it cannot be all things to all customers. There are some missing features in Office 365 that will prompt some customers to consider the use of third-party, cloud-based, or on-premise tools to enhance Office 365’s native capabilities. In this white paper, Osterman Research dives into the current limitations of Office 365 with recommendations on how organizations can strengthen security, compliance, and control in their environment.

Three Steps to Get Started with Email DLP

This white paper discusses the need to identify and manage outbound content and the steps that organizations should consider in doing so.

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