McAfee Email & Web Security Appliance

McAfee Email & Web Security Appliance

Inbound security, outbound protection

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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.


  • 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.


Data Sheets

SKU Guide: McAfee Email and Web Products

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McAfee Email & Web Security Appliance

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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.



Threats and Risks