McAfee Email & Web Security Appliance

McAfee Email & Web Security Appliance

Inbound security, outbound protection

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Overview

Email is your most critical business application and one of the most challenging to protect, but simply blocking spam and viruses is not enough. Comprehensive email security requires defending against sophisticated new attacks, preventing loss of sensitive business data, and protecting your own corporate email reputation.

Going beyond spam and malware filtering, McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance combines market-leading email protection with data loss prevention, policy-based controls, and advanced reporting. Powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, Email and Web 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 and Web Security Appliance provides the highest level of email security with complex features and functionality built in to a simple, user-friendly interface.

Email and Web Security Appliance delivers:

Comprehensive inbound security against all email-borne threats — With its extremely low rate of false positives, Email and Web 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 and Web Security Appliance uses file reputation, web reputation, message reputation, and network connection reputation services to identify suspicious files, sites hosting undesirable content, 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 and Web 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 and Web 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 and Web 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.

Integrate URL filtering

Understand, filter, control, and monitor Internet usage. Group-based policies are simple to configure; more than 95 filter categories are included as a standard feature.

Scale easily

Increase capacity as your needs grow. Built-in clustering and load-balancing capabilities provide easy scalability options; simply add appliances to grow capacity. Available deployment options range from units designed for small and mid-sized businesses to appliances that meet the needs of the most demanding enterprises.

System Requirements

McAfee Email and Web 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.

Hardware

  • One dual-core x86/x64 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 80 GB free disk space

Virtual Platforms

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

Awards / Reviews

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

Cardnet

Cardnet eliminates malware infections with comprehensive network, email, and endpoint security from McAfee.

Highlights
  • Total absence of known infections of any kind
  • Protected the entire IT infrastructure
  • Maintained IT security with a staff of three, versus 20 or more if the McAfee suite was not in place

Cassling

McAfee secures Cassling with smart, simple solutions.

Highlights
  • 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

City of St. Paul

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

Highlights
  • 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

Dawnay Day AV

Comprehensive and easy-to-manage security from McAfee protects Dawnay Day's network and endpoints from attacks.

Highlights
  • Protected 1,200 endpoints against virus attacks
  • Proactively strengthened the company’s network
  • Delivered powerful functionality, ease of use, and simplified administration

Ellis Hospital

Ellis Hospital simplifies security risk management with McAfee.

Highlights
  • Saved time managing security and complying with HIPAA and internal security policies
  • Simplified security administration with a single, easy-to-use management console
  • Minimized complexity by reducing the number of security vendors
  • Increased productivity by blocking 5,000 incoming spam and phishing emails daily

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

Manteca Unified School District

Manteca Unified School District protects students with McAfee solutions.

Highlights
  • Increased bandwidth by 20% after eliminating IM and file sharing
  • Reduced virus outbreaks to zero per year, compared with one or more in prior years
  • Enabled systems administrators to quickly learn new solutions through centralized management capabilities of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform

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

Resources

Data Sheets

SKU Guide: McAfee Email and Web Products

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

McAfee Email & Web Security Appliance

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

White Papers

Nine Essential Requirements for Web Security

This paper characterizes new web threats, explains why most security solutions in place today are ineffective, and then proposes three key organizational principles for assessing and enhancing web security—security, control, and flexibility—and nine functional requirements that enable these principles.

Community

Blogs

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  • Google Docs Phishing Campaign is Frighteningly Accurate
    Gary Davis - March 21, 2014

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  • McAfee Cyber Defense Center Zooms In on Middle East
    Christiaan Beek - March 5, 2014

    From McAfee’s first Cyber Defense Center (CDC) in Dubai, we closely monitor threats and activities in Europe and the Middle East. Since the Center’s official launch in September 2013, we have seen  quite a few interesting trends, especially in the Persian Gulf region. Many of the activities spotted are related to hacktivism, cybercrime, or regional […]

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  • 7 Ways to Tell If It’s a Fake
    Robert Siciliano - March 4, 2014

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  • Internet Explorer Zero Day Offers Unusual Case Study
    Vinay Karecha - February 26, 2014

    While analyzing a recent Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2014-0322 (containing the Flash sample hash b9c9dab0fd30418884800afebbaba4d99f4526ef0c9a47972a20ab20fed0a06d), we noticed the exploit makes an unorthodox call to ZwProtectVirtualMemory to bypass data execution prevention. What is different about this call? The argument(s) of ZwProtectVirtualMemory are placed in an unusual manner. Typically arguments that are pointer variables belonging to the […]

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