McAfee Product & Technology Support Lifecycle

Version Support & EOL Archive

Product Version Support Policies

General Software Version Support Policies:

  • The provision of Support is limited to (i) the current version and (ii) the immediately preceding version of the Product. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Support is subject to McAfee’s End-of-Life Policy.
  • New virus signature files - DATs - (released weekly) and Engine upgrades are tested for compatibility with supported products. Once products have reached their End of Support or End of life dates they are not tested for compatibility with new DATs or Engine upgrades. If you run a new Engine with a product not included in the supported product matrix, you are running an unsupported configuration.
  • HotFixes (short-term 'fixes' for known product issues) and service packs are provided for the current product release only. Once End-of-Life for a product or platform or the End of Support date for a software version is announced, no further HotFixes or service packs will be released unless specifically included in the EOL plan. However, DAT and Engine support is provided until EOL/EOS.
  • SEE KB51560 for the Patch and HotFix release and support policy for McAfee Agent, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention, and McAfee VirusScan Enteprise.

Service Packs

  • When a service pack is released for a product, the product without the service pack is supported for six (6) months. After six months, only the product with the service pack is supported.
  • When a service pack is released for a product, new virus signature files are tested on the original release without the service pack for six months, as well as on the product with the service pack. After six months, compatibility testing is performed only on the product with the service pack.

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McAfee EOL Archive

Product Name/Version Number General Availability/
Release Date
End of Support /
End of Life
McAfee Anti-Spam SDK (Daily updates)
4.1 25-Apr-2006 30-Nov-2008  
4.0 19-Sep-2006 30-Jun-2008  
McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise
7.7 31-Aug-2005 01-Nov-2008  
7.1   31-Dec-2007  
McAfee Deep Defender
1.6   31-Jan-2016 Complete product EOL is January 31, 2016.
1.5 Dec-2012 01-Jan-2014 Deep Defender version 1.5 will enter End of Life on January 1, 2014 and will no longer be available from the download site. We recommend that customers currently running Deep Defender 1.5 plan to upgrade to 1.6 as soon as possible to maintain the best possible protection from Deep Defender and DeepSAFE platform technology. McAfee Deep Defender 1.6, product and documentation, is available on the product download site:
1.0.1 23-Jul-2012 01-Jun-2013  
McAfee Desktop Firewall
All versions   31-Oct-2003 Desktop Firewall has been integrated into McAfee Host IPS.
McAfee Email and Web Security Virtual Appliance
5.5 19-Nov-2008 31-Dec-2012 Full version support through June 30, 2012. Limited version support through December 31, 2012.
5.1 26-Feb-2009 28-Feb-2012  
5.0 19-Nov-2008 31-Mar-2010  
McAfee Email Security Service / McAfee Secure Messaging Service (Inbound / Inbound and Outbound)
All versions   See Comments As of January 2010, Secure Messaging Service (called SMS or Email Security Service - Inbound and SME or Email Security Service - Inbound and Outbound) will be discontinued, and customers must order SaaS Email Protection Service instead.
McAfee Entercept
All versions   30-Apr-2008 Entercept has been upgraded to McAfee Host IPS.
McAfee Foundstone Enterprise
4.2   03-Aug-2007  
McAfee GroupShield for Lotus Domino on AIX & Solaris Microsoft Exchange 5.5 is EOL and no longer supported
5.0   30-Nov-2004  
5.2.1   31-Dec-2010 The AIX operating system will not be supported by GroupShield for Domino after December 31, 2010.
5.2.1   31-Dec-2009 The Solaris operating system will not be supported by GroupShield for Domino after December 31, 2009.
McAfee GroupShield for Lotus Domino on Windows
5.3 21-Mar-2007 31-Dec-2009  
5.2.1 17-Mar-2003 31-Mar-2008  
5.2   31-Mar-2004  
5.0a   31-Oct-2003  
McAfee Security for Microsoft SharePoint (formerly McAfee PortalShield)
1.0.1   31-Mar-2010 PortalShield End of Life is March 31, 2010. See KB66657 for details.
1.0   30-May-2006  
McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange (formerly McAfee GroupShield for Microsoft Exchange)
7.0   30-Jun-2009  
6.0.3   30-Jun-2009  
6.0.2   31-Dec-2009  
6.0.1   31-Mar-2006  
6.0   31-Jan-2005  
McAfee GroupShield for Microsoft Exchange 5.5
5.0SP2   31-Dec-2005  
5.0 (no SP1)   31-Mar-2003  
4.5SP1   31-Mar-2003  
4.04   31-Mar-2003  
McAfee GTI Proxy
All versions 11-Jan-2013 31-Dec-2015 For McAfee customers who would like to provide the benefits of GTI Cloud protection to systems without direct Internet connectivity, McAfee recommends using Threat Intelligence Exchange going forward.
McAfee Hercules Now sold as McAfee Policy Auditor and McAfee Remediation Manager
3.5.1   01-Aug-2007  
Instant Messenger Filter End of Sale/End of Availability End of Life Supported platforms
Instant Messenger Filter 4.0 Nov-2005 Jan-2008 WIN 2000 or 2003
McAfee Installation Designer  
8.5   29.-Nov-2009  
8.2   22-Dec-2005  Same as EOL for VirusScan Enterprise v8.0i
McAfee IntruShield Manager
3.1x 04-Nov-2005 31-Dec-2008  
2.1   30-Jun-2007  
1.8 & 1.9   01-Feb-2007  
McAfee LinuxShield      
1.1   06-Jun-2006  
1.0   31-Mar-2005  
McAfee Managed Mail Protection
n/a   22-Nov-2005 McAfee Managed Mail Protection End of Support is November 22, 2005, and optionally migrate customers to McAfee Secure Messaging Service.
VirusScreen is EOL as of March 15, 2005 for McAfee customers. Partners hosting VirusScreen need to EOL the product, and optionally migrate their customers to McAfee Managed Mail Protection. Managed Mail is not available for hosting by partners
McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE)
2.5   13-Apr-2013  
2.0   14-Sep-2012  
1.6   20-Jul-2012  
1.5   24-Mar-2012  
McAfee NetShield for Celerra™ Product End of Life
    30-Jun-2003 Starting July 1 2002, EMC Celerra NAS products are supported by NetShield for Windows NT/2000 4.5 HFR.
1.0.1   30-Jun-2005  
McAfee NetShield for NetApp® Product End of Life
    28-Feb-2005 Upgrade path for NetShield for NetApp is VirusScan for NetApp. NetShield for NetApp 4.5 End of Sale: January 19, 2004; End of Support, End of Life : February 28, 2005
McAfee NetShield for NetWare
4.6.2   15-Jun-2006 Novell Netware 5.x will cease to be supported as of December 31, 2006. This change is being prompted by Novell's imminent end of support for the operating system version.
McAfee Policy Enforcer
2.0 13-Dec-2006 30-Sep-2008 Future versions branded McAfee Network Access Control
1.0 17-Mar-2006    
McAfee Quarantine Manager
5.0   28-Feb-2011  
4.1.1   16-Aug-2009  
4.1   30-Nov-2008  
4.0   30-Jun-2008  
McAfee Secure-1 Product for OS/2 End of Life
    30-Nov-2005 Secure-1 entered EOL as of November 2004. Customers have been migrated to CheckPoint Safe@Office and McAfee Managed VirusScan. End of Support is November 2005.
Secure Content Reporter End of Sale/End of Availability End of Life Supported platforms
Content Reporter 4.6   30-Jun-2007 WIN 2000 or 2003, Linux, Solaris 7, 8 or 9. Support database versions: Oracle 8.1.7, Oracle 9i, Oracle 10g, Microsoft SQL 2000, MaxDB 7.5 (included)
Content Reporter 4.5 30-Nov-2005 31-Dec-2006 WIN 2000 or 2003, Solaris 7, 8 or 9. Support database versions: Oracle 8.1.7, Oracle 9i, Oracle 10g, Microsoft SQL 2000, MaxDB 7.5 (included)
McAfee Security Shield
1.0   31-Mar-2010 Product End of Sale April 2009. SecurityShield End of Life is March 31, 2010. See KB61078 for details.
McAfee SiteAdvisor Core API
0.9   31-Dec-2009 Please see KB59990 for details.
McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise with Web Filtering for Endpoint
2.0   10-Aug-2010  
1.7   6 months after the release of SAE+ 3.5 To block sites & files by their rating, utilize authorize & prohibit lists and reporting, upgrade to SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus 3.0.
1.6   31-Jul-2009  
1.5   30-Nov-2009  
McAfee SpamKiller for Exchange Small Business Product End of Life
      SpamKiller for Exchange Small Business is End of Life. It was replaced by SpamKiller for Microsoft Exchange
Software Versions for Secure Mail (IronMail)
IronMail 6.7.1 HF7, CMC 2.7.1   31-Dec-2012 KB74988
Edge 2.7.x   30-Jun-2011  
Edge 2.1.x   30-Jun-2011  
Encryption Push/Pull v6.1.2   31-Dec-2012 KB74989
Encryption Pull v6.5.4   31-Dec-2012 KB74990
IronMail 6.5.x, CMC 2.5.x   31-Dec-2009  
IronMail 6.1.x & 5.x, CMC 2.1.x   1-Jul-2008  
IronMail 4.1.x, CMC 1.5.x   1-May-2006  
Sophos Antivirus (12-month subscription)   31-Dec-2011  
Sophos Antivirus (3-year subscription)   31-Mar-2012  
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McAfee SpamKiller for Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003
2.1.3   30-Jun-2009  
2.1.2   31-Dec-2009  
2.1.1   31-Mar-2006  
2.1   31-Jan-2005  
McAfee SpamKiller for Lotus Domino on Windows
2.1   31-Dec-2009  
McAfee SpamKiller for SecurityShield
  31-Dec-2009 31-Mar-2010  
McAfee SuperDAT Manager
1.3.1   31-Dec-2002  
McAfee System Compliance Profiler
1.0.1   30-Jun-2005  
1.0.0   30-Jun-2005  
McAfee ThreatScan Product End of Life
2.5   31-Dec-2005  
2.1   31-Dec-2004  
2.0   31-Dec-2004  
McAfee Total Protection Service
(formerly Total Protection for Small Business and Managed VirusScan)
Operating System support:
Windows 98   DATs: Jun 2007 No longer supported
Windows ME   DATs: Jun 2007 No longer supported
Windows NT 4.0   DATs: Jun 2007 No longer supported
Windows 95   DATs: 31-Dec-2006 OS no longer supported
McAfee Virex for MacOS 8, 9
6.2   01-Nov-2007  
McAfee Virex Administrator
1.4   01-Nov-2007  
McAfee VirusScan Command Line Linux for S/390
4320   31-Jul-2005 4320 Command Line versions of the McAfee Anti-Virus Engine will be the last release for the S/390 Linux platform.
4260   30-Jun-2004 End of support June 2004
McAfee VirusScan Command Line OS/2 Product for OS/2 End of Life
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise + Anti-Spyware Enterprise Module (for Windows)
7.1   31-Dec-2007  
McAfee VirusScan for Mac (formerly Virex)
8.0   01-Nov-2007 For Mac Tel
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (LinuxShield)
1.4 06-Aug-2006 01-Nov-2008  
x86 - 64 bit: 1.3 05-May-2006 01-Nov-2008  
i386: 1.3 08-Dec-2005 01-Nov-2008  
McAfee VirusScan PDA Product End of Life
2.0   30-Apr-2006  
McAfee VirusScan Thin Client Product End of Life
6.1   30-Jun-2005  
6.00 (Japan only)   30-Jun-2005  
6.0 (other languages)   31-Dec-2004  
McAfee VirusScreen
n/a   15-Mar-2005 VirusScreen is EOL as of March 15, 2005 for McAfee customers. Partners hosting VirusScreen need to EOL the product, and optionally migrate their customers to McAfee Managed Mail Protection. Managed Mail is not available for hosting by partners
McAfee Vulnerability Manager (formerly Foundstone Enterprise)
5.0 26-Jul-2006 31-Dec-2008  
McAfee Web Reporter
v5.1.x   Jun-2012  
v5.0.x   May-2011  
McAfee WebShield for Solaris Product End of Life
    18-Oct-2004 End of Life
McAfee WebShield SMTP
4.5MR3   31-Mar-10  
4.5MR2   31-Mar-09  
4.5 MR1a (English)   28-Feb-2006  
4.5 MR1A (Japanese)   30-Apr-2006  
McAfee Wireless Security for Small Business (formerly McAfee Wireless Guard)
      End of Sale: June 30, 2007 Customers will be supported through the end of their current subscriptions.
Legacy EOL Information from Secure Computing & Security
CyberGuard TSP Appliance Software EOL Date
6.1.3   Jul-2005  
6.1.2   Apr-2005  
6.1.1   Dec-2004  
McAfee E-Business Server
McAfee E-Business Client
7.1.1 04-Mar-2002 31-Oct-2008 Supports: Windows, Solaris, Linux, HPUX, AIX
7.1   31-Oct-2008  
McAfee E-Business Server for S390 w/IBM Linux
7.1.1   31-Oct-2008  
McAfee E-Business Server Com API, Java API, Perl API
7.1   31-Oct-2008  
Global Command Center - Software EOL Date for Sidewinder and SnapGear
3.2   1-Mar-2008  
3.1   31-Dec-2007  
3   01-Jun-2007  
2.5.2   31-Oct-2005  
2.5.1   31-Mar-2005  
2.5   30-Nov-2004  
2   30-Jun-2004  
N2H2 Bess and Sentian Product List EOL Date
Bess i2100 Managed Service 4.0   Sep-2006 Proprietary
Bess®/Sentian™ 3.5   Sep-2006 WIN 2003, WIN 2000
Bess/Sentian 2.5   Sep-2006 RHL 7.2 or 7.3, RHEL 2.1
N2H2 database EOL Date  
N2 2 Digest   Sep-2007  
N2 Novell ICS   Sep-2006  
N2 i2100 3 & 4   Sep-2006  
N2 i2100 catserver   Sep-2006  
N2 1 digest   Sep-2006  
Sidewinder (G2) software only (not appliances) EOL Date Product End of Life
6.1.1.x   Dec-2006  
6.1.0.x   Dec-2006  
6.0.x   Feb-2006  
5.2.x   Dec-2004  
5.1.x   Feb-2003  
5.0.x   30-Jun-2002  
Sidewinder G2® Enterprise Manager - Appliance Software EOL Date
6.1.0.x   Mar-2007  
6.0.x   Feb-2006  
5.2.1   Dec-2004  
SmartFilter EOL Date
SmartFilter - Sidewinder 6.1.x 30-Jun-2007 31-Dec-2009  
SmartFilter - Volera (IFP) 30-Jun-2007 30-Jun-2008  
SmartFilter - UFP (FW-1) 30-Jun-2007 30-Jun-2008  
SmartFilter 4.1.x 30-Jun-2007 30-Jun-2008 Win 2000, Win 2003, Win XP Pro, RHL 9.0, Red Hat ES 3.0 or 4.0, Solaris 8 or 9
SmartFilter - Cisco CE 30-Jun-2007 30-Apr-2008  
SmartFilter 4.0.x   Sep-2007 Win 2000, Win 2003, RHL 7.3, RHL 9.0, Red Hat ES 3.0, Solaris 8 or 9
SmartFilter 3.x.x   Sep-2006 Win 2000, RHL 7.2, RHL 9.0, Solaris 2.6 or 8
SmartFilter Control List SDK 4.1.x May-2005 May-2007 Various OEM Platforms
SmartFilter Control List SDK 4.0.x   Apr-2006 Various OEM Platforms
SmartFilter Control List SDK 3.x   Sep-2006 Various OEM Platforms
SmartFilter Database EOL Date
Webwasher 5.x WL Dec-2006 Oct-2009  
Webwasher 5.x WS Dec-2006 Oct-2009  
Webwasher 5.x WD Dec-2006 Oct-2009  
SmartFilter 3.x 3P   Jul-2004 Dec-2008
SmartFilter 3.x 3S   Jul-2004 Dec-2008
SmartFilter 3.x 3W   Jul-2004 Sep-2006
SmartFilter 3.x 3M   Jul-2004 Sep-2006
SmartFilter Control List SDK EOL Date
SmartFilter Control List SDK 4.2.x Jan-2007 Jan-2009 Various OEM Platforms
Webwasher EOL Date
Webwasher 6.0 1 Mar-2007 Dec-2007 Debian 3.1, RHES 3.0 or 4.0, Solaris 8, 9 or 10, SLES 8.0 or 9.0, WIN 2000 or 2003
Webwasher 5.2   Dec-2006  
Webwasher 5.2# Nov-2007 Dec-2006 Debian 3.0 or 3.1, RHES 3.0, SLES 8.0 or 9.0, Solaris 8 or 9, WIN 2000 or 2003
ZIX Message Inspector   Dec-2006 Windows
ZIX Web Inspector   Dec-2006 Windows
Securify EOL Date
Securify SecurVantage 5.1   Jan-2007  
Securify SecurVantage 5.0   Sep-2006  
Securify SecurVantage 4.x   Dec-2005