McAfee Web Protection

McAfee Web Protection

Advanced web security, controls, and deployment flexibility

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Overview

From web filtering and anti-malware scanning to deep content inspection and granular control over how Web 2.0 sites are used, McAfee Web Protection combines the security, control, and deployment flexibility you need. McAfee Web Protection offers all the features of McAfee Web Gateway and McAfee SaaS Web Protection.

Ultimate deployment flexibility — Deploy on location with appliances, in virtual environments, or in the cloud, or combine options for added deployment flexibility and high availability.

Advanced security — McAfee Web Protection layers numerous threat technologies to provide the most in-depth web security available. From opening content and scanning active elements in real time with the McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware Engine to comprehensive signature-based coverage and web reputation, the McAfee Web Protection layered approach optimizes several technologies for the best combination of security and performance.

Unified reporting — Advanced reporting aggregates data, regardless of delivery platform. It provides the information to illuminate how organizations use the web, helping to comply with regulations, identify trends, isolate problems, document inappropriate web activity, and tailor filtering settings to best enforce web usage policies.

Demos / Videos

Demos

Gain the upper hand on Internet threats in today's Web 2.0 world with the multilayered protection of award-winning McAfee Web Gateway.

Acceptable usage policies are a vital element of any organization’s security architecture. This video demonstrates McAfee Web Protection’s web application control capability that enables a system administrator to selectively enable/disable specific application functions, such as not allowing employees to listen to YouTube music videos. The video also demonstrates how McAfee Web Protection can automatically encrypt files containing sensitive data before uploading them to external cloud-based file sharing/collaboration sites.

Videos

Learn how McAfee solutions will help IT departments keep threats out of the office network.

Security, access, and deployment flexibility

Awards / Reviews

Gartner
McAfee Web Protection Named a Leader in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways

Secure web gateways (SWGs) utilize URL filtering, malware detection, and application control technology to protect organizations and enforce Internet policy compliance. SWGs are delivered as on-premises appliances (hardware and virtual) or cloud-based services, and malware detection and cloud services are two areas of continuing disparity among SWG vendors.

CRN Ranks McAfee in their 2013 Top 25 Best Companies to Partner With
CRN Ranks McAfee in their 2013 Top 25 Best Companies to Partner With

Ranked by IT solution providers (SPs), CRN Research ranks the Top 25 must-have technology suppliers from a list of nearly 230 companies in 12 product categories that SPs need to consider when formalizing their partnerships today and for the future. 1,000 unique SPs of all types and sizes were surveyed.

CRN
McAfee Named One of the 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors by CRN, 2012

The Intel-owned security company has been preaching cloud security measures since before the cloud truly formed. McAfee’s central cloud piece is the Cloud Security Platform, which secures content and data—e-mail, Web and identity—as it moves to and from the cloud.

SC Magazine for IT Security Professional
McAfee Web Protection Named a Finalist (Best Web Content Management 2012) from SC Magazine

Products in this category provide web content filtering for laptops, desktops, and optionally servers. They may block or filter objectionable websites and content, and enlist blacklist, whitelist, or both to update the vendor-provided data upon which the solution is based.

SC Magazine for IT Security Professional
McAfee Web Protection Named a Finalist (Best Anti-Malware Gateway 2012) from SC Magazine

Products in this category generally are appliances. Their purpose is to act as gateways, usually at the perimeter of the enterprise, protecting against various types of malware attempting to enter the enterprise from outside.

Customer Stories

A.T.U

A.T.U safeguards employee web and email communications with centrally managed McAfee security solutions.

Highlights
  • Reduced influx of spam by 99% and maximized employee time and productivity
  • Proactively protected against malicious emails, viruses, and malware
  • Enabled smooth, easy-to-manage implementation and testing process

Ademino & Associates

McAfee SaaS Web Protection helps Ademino & Associates

Highlights
  • Eliminated web-based threats
  • IT staff can now devote time to strategic initiatives and employees can focus on doing their jobs
  • Improved computer speed and performance

City of Kenosha

The City of Kenosha Embraces Cloud‑Based Security

Highlights
  • Comprehensive protection from the latest email- and Internet-borne malware
  • Low cost through cloud-based, subscription services
  • IT team is freed from burden of installing, updating, and maintaining hardware and software

County of Orange, California

Comprehensive McAfee web and email security solutions help County of Orange dramatically reduce spam levels and lower email administration costs.

Highlights
  • Provided unified threat management and integration between all security products, enabling an end-to-end solution with enterprise-class security
  • Correctly identified 97% of email as spam and dropped it at the edge of the network

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.

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

Technologyville

Technologyville improves cloud services for small and mid‑sized businesses with McAfee SaaS solutions.

Highlights
  • Increases productivity and saves time for both Technologyville and end user clients
  • Minimizes risk to business reputation, operations, and productivity from cyberattacks or email server outages
  • Reduces total cost of ownership and provides flexibility to easily add and subtract users
  • Facilitates compliance with automatic email archiving and encryption options

Modules

McAfee Web Gateway
McAfee Web Gateway

McAfee Web Gateway, deployed on-premises with appliances or in a virtual environment, offers powerful, proactive protection against zero-day threats, spyware, and targeted attacks. Web Gateway combines this advanced security with flexible, granular control, enabling your business to take maximum advantage of the web without compromise.

McAfee SaaS Web Protection
McAfee SaaS Web Protection

McAfee SaaS Web Protection is a convenient service that maximizes threat protection by leveraging McAfee security professionals and Security-as-a-Service management. It protects against malware, malicious web infiltration, lost productivity, and corporate risk while enabling effective and economical control over threats, and freeing your business to take maximum advantage of Web 2.0.

News / Events

Resources

Data Sheets

McAfee SaaS Web Protection

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

McAfee Content Security Reporter

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

McAfee Reporting Product Matrix

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

McAfee Content Security Suite

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

McAfee Web Protection

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

Reports

McAfee Web Gateway: 2013 Malware Blocking Rates

AV-Test performed a test of McAfee Web Gateway to determine its malware detection and blocking capabilities.

Secure Web Gateway Malware Detection Techniques

Enhanced security is the key functionality in secure web gateways, yet few buyers understand the different techniques used and their limitations. Use this guide to understand the limitations of solutions, compare solutions using standard terminology, understand the limitations of each type of malware detection, and compare prospective vendors' capabilities.

McAfee Web Protection Named a Leader in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways

Secure web gateways (SWGs) utilize URL filtering, malware detection, and application control technology to protect organizations and enforce Internet policy compliance. SWGs are delivered as on-premises appliances (hardware and virtual) or cloud-based services, and malware detection and cloud services are two areas of continuing disparity among SWG vendors.

Solution Briefs

Web Request Routing and Redirection: What’s the best option for your web security deployment?

This paper explores the most widely used mechanisms for routing and redirecting web traffic to a secure web gateway by taking a look at the capabilities, advantages, and limitations of each method.

McAfee Web Gateway and McAfee Cloud Single Sign On: A Complementary Approach to Today’s Web Security Challenges

Web technologies are found virtually everywhere the enterprise reaches and the web has become the preferred platform for business applications. But with this wholesale move of functionality to the web, security risks have increased as well. Organizations typically call upon two specific areas of technology to address these risks: threat defense and access control.

The Cloud Application Explosion: A Problem You Need To Address

This Osterman Research Executive Brief summarizes a webcast that outlined issues created by the rapid adoption of cloud-based applications. The brief also includes recommendations and questions organizations should address about the use of cloud-based applications in order to maintain access control and to protect sensitive data assets.

7 Requirements for Hybrid Web Delivery

Learn how the McAfee Hybrid Service Delivery Architecture provides a blueprint for adopting any or all service delivery platforms — integrated appliances, virtual appliances, or hosted services—without scrimping on deployment flexibility, security, or savings.

White Papers

New Mcafee Gateway Anti-Malware Technology Sets the Bar for Web Threat Protection

This white paper discusses the latest version of the flagship McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware technology and how it adapts to new threats and sets the stage to protect against future threats with a modular design that allows for the easy addition of components for maximum flexibility.

Select a Secure Web Gateway

This white paper describes a wide range of Internet-based attack methods and explains how McAfee Web Protection technology helps protect against them.

Mobile Device Web Filtering

This paper will explore ways to implement web filtering of mobile devices through McAfee Web Gateway and discuss ways that McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management (McAfee EMM) software can be leveraged in an integrated manner to assist with web filtering.

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.

Putting IT Back in Control of BYOD

Sponsored by McAfee, Osterman Research conducted a survey of 760 individuals with regard to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) issues they face in their organizations.

Recent Advances in Web Application Security

This paper covers some of the techniques that have been introduced by the browser developers that are designed to prevent exploitation of widespread vulnerabilities.

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