McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

The ultimate way to keep viruses out of your Microsoft Windows operating systems

Overview

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance.

With VirusScan Enterprise, you get:

Maximum defense against malware — Safeguards your systems and files from viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other security risks. It detects and cleans malware, and allows you to easily configure policies to manage quarantined items.

Proactive protection from attacks — Real-time scanning ensures all your systems, including remote locations, are protected from current and emerging threats. VirusScan Enterprise also guards against buffer-overflow exploits that target vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications.

Easy, centralized management — The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform is the centralized management console for deploying policies, managing security alerts, and viewing automated reports.

Enhanced security powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence — McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) is a comprehensive cloud-based threat intelligence service. Already 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 GTI offers the broadest threat data, most robust data correlation, and most complete product integration in the industry. 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. VirusScan Enterprise uses the McAfee GTI file reputation service to identify suspicious files before they are necessarily identified as carrying malicious payloads.

Features & Benefits

Block multiple threats

Defend your systems against viruses, worms, spyware, bots, Trojans, buffer overflows, and blended attacks. Block a broad range of viruses and malicious code — even those hidden in compressed files — with combined anti-virus, firewall, and intrusion prevention technology. McAfee’s industry-leading security also safeguards against spam, phishing attacks, malicious websites, and other threats that often evade standard anti-virus and URL filtering systems.

Stop malware in real time

Close the protection gap with McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI). GTI offers comprehensive, real-time protection against both known and emerging threats across all key threat vectors — file, web, email, and network. A cloud-based service using reputation-based threat protection in addition to other techniques, McAfee GTI correlates real-world data collected from millions of sensors globally and delivers intelligence via a complete suite of McAfee security products.

Safeguard email programs

Detect and clean viruses in Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, including HTML text and attachments.

Get high-performance security

Don’t let your anti-malware software slow down end users. VirusScan Enterprise scans faster, uses less memory, requires fewer CPU cycles, and protects users better than any other anti-malware product on the market.

Lessen damage from outbreaks

Limit the risk and impact of an outbreak if one occurs. Close ports, monitor applications and email engines, and block files and directories, even before .DAT files are issued.

Increase security confidence

Defend your desktops, laptops, and file servers against disruptions. Malware and hackers cannot disable McAfee VirusScan Enterprise.

Defend against threats that target Microsoft applications

Guard against buffer-overflow exploits that aim at vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating system services, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft SQL Server. It also protects IIS services, WinZip, and Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Windows Media Player, and Microsoft Messenger.

Save money with efficient visibility and management

Control and manage VirusScan Enterprise from one central McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) console, and get detailed enterprise-level reporting quickly and easily.

System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment. 64-bit operating system support is available for some technologies.

  • Workstations
    • Windows 8 Patch 1 (8.1) Update 1
    • Windows 8 Patch 1 (8.1)
    • Windows 8 (Win NT 6.2) Editions: Basic / Pro / Enterprise
    • Windows 7 (Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate / Enterprise)
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP Home, Professional, Embedded (WEPOS), Tablet PC
    • Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
    • Windows XP Embedded (SP2)
    • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (SP2)
    • McAfee will continue to support current versions of enterprise endpoint products on Windows XP SP3 beyond April 8, 2014 for a limited time, as long as it is technically and commercially reasonable for McAfee to do so, and there is no external dependency. For example, if a McAfee product requires Microsoft to provide a fix and Microsoft does not provide the fix, then McAfee cannot support the product any longer.
  • Servers
    • Windows Sever 2012 (Win NT 6.2) Editions: Datacenter / Essentials / Foundation / Standard
    • Windows Server 2012 Release 2 (R2) Update 1
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011
    • Windows Embedded Standard 2009
    • Windows Server 2008, HyperV, Core, Datacenter, Storage Server, Cluster Server, Small Business Server
    • Windows Server 2003, Storage Server, Cluster Server, Datacenter, Small Business Server
    • VMware ESX, ESXi
    • Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer

Demos / Tutorials

Tutorials

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

Customer Stories

Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers

Brelje & Race Makes a Wise Investment

Highlights
  • 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

CEMEX

CEMEX is a global building materials company that produces, distributes, and sells cement, concrete, aggregates, and related building materials and services to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, CEMEX employs more than 43,000, with operations in 50 countries spanning four continents. The company is also the world’s leading supplier of ready-mix concrete.

Highlights
  • Safeguards against zero-day advanced persistent threats without signature updates.
  • Greatly diminishes administrative time, from defining policies to repairing workstations.
  • Protects more than 26,000 endpoints from email, web, and application-generated attacks.
  • Provides streamlined and integrated management of large, global security platform.

City of Chicago

The City of Chicago’s recently formed Information Security Office (ISO) is charged with overseeing cybersecurity across all areas of the city, including critical infrastructure within the water, aviation, and public safety departments.

Highlights
  • Maximized staff resources.
  • Malware incidents reduced by 2,000%.
  • Centralized management and analysis.
  • Integrated security event logging that captures events throughout the environment.

CSS Corp

CSS Corp has deployed McAfee Network Security Platform sensors protecting network traffic at its gateways globally.

Highlights
  • Provided centralized management, control, and reporting on overall functioning of security environment
  • Ensured compliance with ISO277001 and PCI DSS
  • Contributed to network availability to meet SLAs
  • Maintained comprehensive protection from external and internal security threats

CSTISA

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

Highlights
  • 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

Macquarie Telecom

McAfee solutions offer integrated protection from distributed denial-of service (DDoS) threats at the Macquarie Telecom perimeter.

Highlights
  • Fully integrated security platform easily managed from a central dashboard.
  • Visibility and control for clients over their hosted security environments.
  • Competitive advantage through partnership with a trusted technology provider.

MidWestOne Financial Group

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

Highlights
  • 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

Awards / Reviews

Malware Threat Detection Effectiveness
See our latest malware detection results from third-party testing lab AV-Test.

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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

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