McAfee Policy Auditor

McAfee Policy Auditor

Reduce compliance cost by automating the IT audit process

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By mapping IT controls against predefined policy content, McAfee Policy Auditor helps you report consistently and accurately against key industry mandates and internal policies across your infrastructure or on specific targeted systems. Policy Auditor is an agent-based IT audit solution that leverages the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) to automate the processes required for internal and external IT audits.

Streamlined deployment and management — The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform provides easy Policy Auditor deployment, and simplified reporting and compliance management.

Flexible policy formation — Within minutes, Policy Auditor allows for the creation of new policies designed by you, set by corporate governance, or from authoritative sites such as Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). Real-time audits and controls for setting the frequency of data capture deliver timely information for compliance.

Predefined templates and controls — Policy Auditor comes with predefined benchmark templates and the ability to ensure protection of the business by employing blackout windows that halt data capture during key business periods.

Features & Benefits

Streamline proof of compliance

Use prebuilt policy templates that eliminate manual effort and demonstrate adherence to key industry mandates and internal governance policies, including PCI DSS, SOX, GLBA, HIPAA, FISMA, and the best-practice frameworks ISO 27001 and COBIT. Policy Auditor includes a purpose-built PCI dashboard that delivers a consolidated view of the state of compliance by PCI requirement/control.

Receive unprecedented integration with McAfee ePO and Vulnerability Manager

Use McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software to lower cost of ownership by consolidating endpoint security management and compliance management, easing agent deployment, administration, and reporting. Integration with McAfee Vulnerability Manager enables organizations to consolidate agent and agentless audits.

Get the latest standards in compliance validation

Keep updated on compliance standards. Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) enables agencies to comply with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) standard.

Customize and extend Policy Auditor IT controls checking

Create rules from any scripting language supported by the system being audited to extend the check capabilities of Policy Auditor. Sample languages include VBScript, batch files, Perl, and Python.

Prevent disruption to critical business applications with blackout window

Set the frequency of data capture to support automated reports with accurate data. To prevent disruption to critical business applications, a blackout window lets IT operations block audit data capture during key business periods.

Get Fast, automated import of industry benchmarks

Download benchmarks from authoritative sites. Within minutes, view detailed security guidance to confirm regulatory compliance or design your own internal governance policies based on security community best practices.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (Advanced/Professional), 2003 (Enterprise/Standard), 2008
  • Microsoft Windows XP, 2003, 2008 R1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (AS, ES, WS) 4.0, 5.0, 5.1
  • MAC OS X 10.4, 10.5
  • HP-UX (RISC) 11iv1, 11iv2
  • AIX (Power5, Power6) 5.3 TL8 SP5, 6.1 TL2 SP0

Demos / Tutorials


Use a single solution and achieve continuous compliance with McAfee Configuration Control.

Learn how McAfee Risk and Compliance products scan your entire network, providing complete visibility and ensuring proper protection.


For guidance on how to use this McAfee product, watch the Quick Tips video listed above.

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Data Sheets

McAfee Policy Auditor Software

For a technical summary on the McAfee product listed above, please view the product data sheet.

Solution Briefs

Continuous Compliance Simplified

McAfee Configuration Control combines the advanced capabilities of McAfee Policy Auditor and McAfee Change Control to put you in command of your compliance requirements.

White Papers

The Case for Continuous Compliance

McAfee Configuration Control eliminates manual processes and point product integration, providing single-console control for meeting compliance requirements.



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