McAfee Email Security Appliance

McAfee Email Security Appliance

Inbound security, outbound protection

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Overview

McAfee Email Security Appliance delivers comprehensive email security at the edge of your network, scanning all inbound and outbound email traffic. A full-featured solution, Email Security Appliance provides a multilayered defense against email-borne threats.

Going beyond spam and malware filtering, McAfee Email Security Appliance combines market-leading email protection with data loss prevention, policy-based controls, and advanced reporting. Powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, Email Security Appliance is armed with the latest proactive defenses against both known and unknown threats. Highly scalable to meet the needs of the most demanding enterprises, yet easily managed, Email Security Appliance provides the highest level of email security with complex features and functionality built in to a simple, user-friendly interface.

Email Security Appliance delivers:

Comprehensive inbound security against all email-borne threats — With its extremely low rate of false positives, Email Security Appliance keeps spam out while accurately delivering legitimate email.

Outbound inspection against reputation-damaging email — Block messages that could negatively impact your corporate email reputation. Infected systems within your network can cause your domain to be blacklisted as an origin of spam and your corporate email to be automatically rejected by your business partners and customers.

Integrated data loss prevention for compliance and policy enforcement — Built-in McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology includes dictionaries, document fingerprinting, compliance, and validation tools.

Enhanced security powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence — McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) is a comprehensive cloud-based service 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’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. Email Security Appliance uses file reputation, web reputation, message reputation, and network connection reputation services to identify suspicious files, infected domains and IP addresses, and email messages carrying malicious payloads.

Features & Benefits

Get powerful inbound security

Keep spam out while accurately allowing legitimate email. With McAfee Email Security Appliance, you don’t need to choose between effective spam blocking and low false-positive rates because you get both.

Protect your reputation

Inspect outbound traffic, identifying and stopping messages that could negatively impact your corporate email reputation.

Reap the benefits of McAfee Quarantine Manager

Working with McAfee Quarantine Manager, Email Security Appliance allows administrators to easily consolidate and manage email quarantines. Quarantine Manager is a highly scalable, centralized, off-box server that delivers role-based administration, granular quarantines, and a customizable user interface.

Manage via McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software

Centralize appliance configuration, policy management, and reporting through McAfee ePO software, the first and only platform to manage systems, networks, data, and compliance solutions across any size organization. The integration of Email Security Appliance with McAfee ePO software enables administrators to automatically push out and implement configuration and policy changes across all appliances in the enterprise.

Utilize real-time dashboards and reporting

Get real-time visibility into important system activities such as detection rates, scanning policies, and system health. Chose from predefined reports or customize your own. View reports immediately or schedule email delivery of the reports you want.

Boost protection with integrated McAfee Global Threat Intelligence

Leverage network, file, and message reputational analysis to apply threat intelligence from McAfee security devices around the globe for quicker, more accurate identification of spam, malware, malicious embedded URLs, and other threats.

System Requirements

McAfee Email Security Appliance is available as a standard or virtual appliance. These are minimum hardware requirements for the virtual appliance. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

  • VMware Server 1.0.6 or higher
  • VMware ESX 3.5 or higher
  • vSphere 4.1

Awards / Reviews

Virus Bulletin
McAfee Email Security Products Receive VBSpam Awards

Virus Bulletin awarded McAfee SaaS Email Protection, McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance, and McAfee Email Gateway with VBSpam Awards, noting the products’ high spam catch rates and low false positive rates.

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

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.

Customer Stories

Berendsen Textil Service

McAfee spam filter helps Berendsen improve IT department performance.

Highlights
  • Reduced the time the IT department spent supporting staff
  • Blocked 99% of spam, freeing up additional bandwidth
  • Enabled IT to roll out anti-virus .DAT updates in hours rather than days

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

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

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Data Sheets

McAfee Email Security Appliance

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Threats and Risks