McAfee Security for Email Servers Trial Installation & Walkthrough

McAfee Security for Email Servers provides multilayered protection for incoming and outgoing email—from on-demand malware scanning to policy enforcement for preventing loss or abuse of sensitive data.

  • Industry-leading protection — Uses award winning McAfee in-memory and incremental on-demand scanning to remove viruses, worms, Trojans, and other threats from incoming and outgoing email

  • Strong internal safeguards — Detects threats that may have either slipped past your perimeter defenses or entered your network via infected laptops and internal email. It also blocks spam with the antispam module.

  • Powerful content filtering — Enforces corporate policies for email use by filtering for banned file types, offensive content, and plugging leaks of sensitive data

  • Single console management — Uses the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) platform to deploy, manage security, and display detailed graphical reports

To learn more about Security for Email Servers features, please download the data sheet.


Trial Installation Requirements

These are minimum system requirements only. Recommended requirements are in parentheses, where applicable. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange

  • Microsoft Exchange Servers:
    • Exchange Server 2013
    • Exchange Server 2010
    • Exchange Server 2007
    • Exchange Server 2003
  • Operating systems:
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard and Enterprise (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and Enterprise (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard and Enterprise (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise (32-bit)
  • System requirements:
    • 8 GB RAM for Microsoft Exchange 2013
    • 4 GB RAM for Microsoft Exchange 2010
    • 2 GB RAM for Microsoft Exchange 2007
    • 256 MB RAM for Microsoft Exchange 2003
    • 740 MB of free disk space

McAfee Security for Lotus Domino on a Windows Server

  • Lotus Domino versions:
    • 8.5.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • 8.0.x
  • Operating systems:
    • Windows 2008 Server with Service Pack (SP) 2
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise Server with SP2 or higher
    • Windows 2003 Server
  • System requirements:
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
    • 1 GB disk space per partition (1.5 GB per partition recommended)
    • Intel Pentium or higher and compatibles

McAfee Security for Lotus Domino on Linux Servers

  • Lotus Domino versions:
    • Lotus Domino 8.5.x
  • Operating systems:
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 and 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x and 6.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • System requirements:
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
    • 1 GB disk space per partition (1.5 GB per partition recommended)
    • Intel Pentium or higher and compatible

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Use Cases

Testing the anti-virus component
You must have administrator privileges on the Windows system to perform this task. The agent extension must be installed on the ePolicy Orchestrator server before the agent is installed on any clients.

The recommended method to test an anti-virus product is to attach an EICAR anti-virus test file to an email message, and to send the message through the Exchange server where you’ve just installed McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange.

The EICAR standard anti-virus test file was created jointly by several anti-virus vendors throughout the world to implement a standard by which customers can verify their anti-virus installations.

Important: This file is not a virus. Ensure that you delete the file when you have finished testing your installation to avoid alarming unsuspecting users.

  1. Copy the following line into its own file, then save the file with the name EICAR.COM: X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H* The file size will be 68 or 70 bytes.
  2. Send an email message through the Exchange server with the EICAR test file as an attachment. When McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange examines the email message, it reports finding the EICAR test file, but is unable to clean or repair the EICAR file because it is a test file.
  3. McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange replaces the EICAR test file with an alert message.

Testing the anti-spam component
You can test the operation of the software by running the GTUBE (General Test mail for Unsolicited Bulk Email) test. The test email message must be sent from an external email account (a different domain).

  1. Create a new email message.
  2. In the body of the message, copy the following text: XJS*C4JDBQADN1.NSBN3*2IDNEN*GTUBE-STANDARD-ANTI-UBE-TEST-EMAIL*C.34X Ensure that you copy this with no extra spaces or line breaks.
  3. From an external email address, send this email message to a mailbox address on the server where you have installed the McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange with McAfee® Anti-Spam Add-On component. McAfee ® Anti-Spam scans the message, recognizes it as a junk email message, and takes action (as per the configuration).