McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)

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McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) is the most advanced, extensible, and scalable centralized security management software in the industry. Unifying security management through an open platform, McAfee ePO makes risk and compliance management simpler and more successful for organizations of all sizes. As the foundation of McAfee Security Management Platform, McAfee ePO enables customers to connect industry-leading security solutions to their enterprise infrastructure to increase visibility, gain efficiencies, and strengthen protection.

Customers use McAfee ePO’s flexible automation capabilities to streamline workflows, dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of security and compliance administration.

Security providers and system integrators can extend the reach of their offerings by incorporating their expertise and best practices with the McAfee ePO platform to deliver differentiated solutions.

Only McAfee ePO offers:

End-to-end visibility —Get a unified view of your security posture. Drillable, drag-and-drop dashboards provide security intelligence across endpoints, data, mobile, and networks for immediate insight and faster response times.

Simplified security operations — Streamline workflows for proven efficiencies. Independent studies show McAfee ePO software helps organizations of every size streamline administrative tasks, ease audit fatigue, and reduce security management-related hardware costs.

An open, extensible architecture — Leverage your existing IT infrastructure. McAfee ePO software connects management of both McAfee and third-party security solutions to your LDAP, IT operations, and configuration management tools.

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Features & Benefits

Deploy quickly and easily

Ensure broad-based security and risk management solutions work together to reduce security gaps and complexity. Out-of-the-box, single agent deployment and customizable policy enforcement secure your environment quickly and keep it protected.

Gain efficiencies

Streamline security and compliance workflows with automations and a personalized workspace. The enterprise-class architecture of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) scales for organizations of all sizes, significantly reducing the number of servers to deploy.

Future-proof your security infrastructure

Protect your organization from today’s threats as well as tomorrow’s. Real-time threat intelligence from McAfee Labs proactively guards your infrastructure. The open platform facilitates rapid adoption of security innovations as new threat categories emerge.

System Requirements

Platform Support

  • Server O/S: 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 with SP2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 for Small Business Premium
    • Windows Server 2003 with SP2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
  • Browser
    • Firefox 3.5
    • Firefox 3.6
    • Internet Explorer 7.0
    • Internet Explorer 8.0
  • Network Support
    • IPv4
    • IPv6
  • Virtual server
    • VMware ESX 3.5.x Update 4
    • VMware ESX 4.0 Update 1
    • Citrix XenServer 5.5 Update 2
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
    • VMware ESX 5.1
  • Database (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • SQL Server 2008 with SP1/SP2/R2 Standard, Enterprise, Workgroup, Express
    • SQL Server 2005 with SP3 Standard, Enterprise, Workgroup, Express

Additional Requirements

  • 1.5 GB free disk space (2 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2-4 GB recommended)
  • Intel Premium 4 Processor or later, 1.3 GHz or faster
  • Monitor: 1024x768, 256 color, VGA
  • NIC: 100 MB or higher
  • File System: NTFS recommended
  • Dedicated server recommended if managing more than 250 systems
  • IP Address: McAfee recommends using a static IP address

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Customer Stories

Arab National Bank

Arab National Bank uses McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software to manage endpoint protection across 5,500 endpoints.

  • Reduces manpower required to manage endpoint security from six people to two
  • Accelerates deployment of data loss protection—70 percent faster than competitive solutions faster than competitive solutions
  • Cuts administrative reporting from several days to minutes
  • Saves $152,000 in reduced manual intervention, thanks to integration with third-party security solutions

Bank of China International (BOCI)

Bank of China International slashes risk of data loss with McAfee data protection.

  • Delivered easy-to-manage security through an integrated central console
  • Prevented accidental or malicious data loss
  • Provided full visibility and control over use and movement of confidential data
  • Enabled proactive regulatory compliance and risk avoidance

Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers

Brelje & Race Makes a Wise Investment

  • 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


McAfee secures Cassling with smart, simple solutions.

  • Protected 140 servers, desktops, and mobile devices from viruses — zero problems in the past four years
  • Enabled effortless management of patches and updates from a central console
  • Eliminated virtually all spam from mailboxes and Microsoft Exchange servers

Citrix Systems

Citrix reduces risk with McAfee’s integrated security risk management platform.

  • Deployed quickly and easily, saving $40,000 in deployment costs
  • Reduced incident response rate by 40% and overall TCO of security risk management
  • Dramatically eased security administration and accelerated patch deployment
  • Reduced remediation time by 70%

City of St. Paul

McAfee bolsters security for the City of St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Hardened network against intrusion
  • Protected 3,300 endpoints against virus and spam attacks
  • Safeguarded the city’s network 100% from attacks via unsecured physical sites
  • Delivered powerful functionality, ease of use, and simplified administration


CSTISA uses McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software as a primary sales tool to sell McAfee Endpoint Protection solutions.

  • 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


GROB-WERKE relies on McAfee to provide data encryption on laptops and comprehensive endpoint protection.

  • Achieved a 10-year record of success mitigating 100% of security risks
  • Centralized management, reducing the amount of time it would otherwise take to perform administration and deployment by 50%
  • Closed security leaks immediately, allowing patches to be installed at a comfortable pace
  • Encrypted data on laptops, preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data in the event a laptop was lost or stolen

Idaho State Tax Commission

Idaho State Tax Commission chooses McAfee to embed security in a new network infrastructure.

  • Identified vulnerabilities and blocked threats
  • Delivered reliable endpoint protection
  • Enabled compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security guidelines
  • Provided support for the commission’s defense-in-depth security strategy
  • Helped increase security awareness among network users


Informa used McAfee to centralize and standardize its security infrastructure to better protect against viruses, spyware, spam, pop-ups, and more.

  • Gained fast ROI through solid protection, reasonable pricing, and reduced internal costs
  • Created an environment of easy deployment and administration
  • Protected against malware with augmented malware detection abilities
  • Assured that the entire network is protected
  • Increased control over the security infrastructure


Intelsat trusts McAfee to protect user and network devices globally.

  • Protected a diverse environment from internal and external threats, including the inherent risks of a fluctuating population of 250 to 500 contractors
  • Managed the entire server system with 1.5 full-time employees (FTEs)
  • Reduced solution cost by 75% over a la carte purchases from separate vendors
  • Standardized a security environment that previously required five vendors
  • Complied with regulations, including SOX, HIPAA, and Department of Defense (DoD)

Mairie de Saint Nazaire

McAfee simplifies security management for French city’s local government.

  • 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.

  • 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

MidWestOne Financial Group

McAfee Firewall Enterprise, McAfee Web Gateway, and McAfee Email Gateway provide the foundation for MidWestOne’s Internet security strategy.

  • 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

NYC Department of IT and Telecommunications

NYC Department of IT and Telecommunications uses McAfee for for vulnerability management, endpoint encryption, and other areas of security functionality.

  • Increased protection with a savings of $18 million
  • Provided centralized control across highly distributed IT environment

Riverside Healthcare

Riverside Healthcare protects more than 1,950 endpoints including mobile devices with McAfee software.

  • 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

TELUS International Philippines

TELUS uses the Security Connected framework from McAfee as the foundation for its multilayered security infrastructure.

  • Improves visibility, control, and overall security posture with central security administration
  • Accelerates remediation of malware attacks daily
  • Provides two-fold defense against data loss
  • Increases customer confidence, willingness to do business

Tyco Electronics

Tyco Electronics selected McAfee security solutions to enhance internal network security and simplify compliance.

  • Locked down internal security
  • Secured notebooks and desktops from viruses, worms, spyware, and other threats
  • Enabled rapid containment of any outbreak
  • Safeguarded data on mobile devices
  • Simplified patches and policy changes

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.

  • Dramatically reduced time spent managing security
  • Centralized security management across multiple global sites
  • Improved administrative control and visibility across the extended enterprise

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