McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

The ultimate way to keep viruses out of your Microsoft Windows operating systems

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Overview

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance.

With VirusScan Enterprise, you get:

Maximum defense against malware — Safeguards your systems and files from viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other security risks. It detects and cleans malware, and allows you to easily configure policies to manage quarantined items.

Proactive protection from attacks — Real-time scanning ensures all your systems, including remote locations, are protected from current and emerging threats. VirusScan Enterprise also guards against buffer-overflow exploits that target vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications.

Easy, centralized management — The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform is the centralized management console for deploying policies, managing security alerts, and viewing automated reports.

Enhanced security powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence — McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) is a comprehensive cloud-based threat intelligence service. Already 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 GTI offers the broadest threat data, most robust data correlation, and most complete product integration in the industry. 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. VirusScan Enterprise uses the McAfee GTI file reputation service to identify suspicious files before they are necessarily identified as carrying malicious payloads.

Features & Benefits

Block multiple threats

Defend your systems against viruses, worms, spyware, bots, Trojans, buffer overflows, and blended attacks. Block a broad range of viruses and malicious code — even those hidden in compressed files — with combined anti-virus, firewall, and intrusion prevention technology. McAfee’s industry-leading security also safeguards against spam, phishing attacks, malicious websites, and other threats that often evade standard anti-virus and URL filtering systems.

Stop malware in real time

Close the protection gap with McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI). GTI offers comprehensive, real-time protection against both known and emerging threats across all key threat vectors — file, web, email, and network. A cloud-based service using reputation-based threat protection in addition to other techniques, McAfee GTI correlates real-world data collected from millions of sensors globally and delivers intelligence via a complete suite of McAfee security products.

Safeguard email programs

Detect and clean viruses in Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, including HTML text and attachments.

Get high-performance security

Don’t let your anti-malware software slow down end users. VirusScan Enterprise scans faster, uses less memory, requires fewer CPU cycles, and protects users better than any other anti-malware product on the market.

Lessen damage from outbreaks

Limit the risk and impact of an outbreak if one occurs. Close ports, monitor applications and email engines, and block files and directories, even before .DAT files are issued.

Increase security confidence

Defend your desktops, laptops, and file servers against disruptions. Malware and hackers cannot disable McAfee VirusScan Enterprise.

Defend against threats that target Microsoft applications

Guard against buffer-overflow exploits that aim at vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating system services, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft SQL Server. It also protects IIS services, WinZip, and Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Windows Media Player, and Microsoft Messenger.

Save money with efficient visibility and management

Control and manage VirusScan Enterprise from one central McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) console, and get detailed enterprise-level reporting quickly and easily.

System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment. 64-bit operating system support is available for some technologies.

  • Workstations
    • Windows 8 Patch 1 (8.1) Update 1
    • Windows 8 Patch 1 (8.1)
    • Windows 8 (Win NT 6.2) Editions: Basic / Pro / Enterprise
    • Windows 7 (Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate / Enterprise)
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP Home, Professional, Embedded (WEPOS), Tablet PC
    • Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
    • Windows XP Embedded (SP2)
    • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (SP2)
    • McAfee will continue to support current versions of enterprise endpoint products on Windows XP SP3 beyond April 8, 2014 for a limited time, as long as it is technically and commercially reasonable for McAfee to do so, and there is no external dependency. For example, if a McAfee product requires Microsoft to provide a fix and Microsoft does not provide the fix, then McAfee cannot support the product any longer.
  • Servers
    • Windows Sever 2012 (Win NT 6.2) Editions: Datacenter / Essentials / Foundation / Standard
    • Windows Server 2012 Release 2 (R2) Update 1
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011
    • Windows Embedded Standard 2009
    • Windows Server 2008, HyperV, Core, Datacenter, Storage Server, Cluster Server, Small Business Server
    • Windows Server 2003, Storage Server, Cluster Server, Datacenter, Small Business Server
    • VMware ESX, ESXi
    • Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer

Demos / Tutorials

Tutorials

For guidance on how to use this McAfee product, watch the Quick Tips video listed above.

Customer Stories

Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers

This small business centralizes antivirus security management with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, saving time for the company's security administrator.

Highlights
  • IT manager’s time spent configuring and updating individual workstations cut by 90%
  • Centralized management ensures that all workstations are up to date with latest protection
  • Protection running in the background without intruding on employees’ work
  • Comprehensive and centrallymanaged solution for same price as many standalone antivirus products

City of Chicago

Chicago protects its critical infrastructure with an integrated solution from McAfee, combining SIEM, endpoint, and network security.

Highlights
  • Maximized staff resources.
  • Malware incidents reduced by 2,000%.
  • Centralized management and analysis.
  • Integrated security event logging that captures events throughout the environment.

Cognizant

Cognizant centralizes its security environment with a single-vendor solution from McAfee that unifies endpoint security and provides better security visibility across the organization.

Highlights
  • Easily demonstrated compliance with complex government regulations and client requirements
  • Centralized view into entire security environment eases deployment, reporting and management
  • Maximum confidence and trust from key stakeholders

CSS Corp

CSS Corp., a long-time endpoint security customer, added network IPS and centralized management to further reduce security threats and improve network performance.

Highlights
  • Provided centralized management, control, and reporting on overall functioning of security environment
  • Ensured compliance with ISO277001 and PCI DSS
  • Contributed to network availability to meet SLAs
  • Maintained comprehensive protection from external and internal security threats

CSTISA

This Dominican Republic-based reseller of IT services relies on a portfolio of on-premises and cloud-based McAfee endpoint and data protection solutions to serve its base of SMB customers.

Highlights
  • Supports year-over-year scalability and business continuity
  • Helps build trust as an IT security advisor to customers
  • Provides expert service to customers, from sales and installation through ongoing support
  • Allows expansion into new markets, such as cloud security services

GAD eG

This provider of banking IT services centralizes security management and improves security throughout its endpoints, including ATMs and point-of service systems in branches.

Honeywell

With a dedicated McAfee resident support account manager, Honeywell gets onsite troubleshooting, faster problem resolution, and fewer escalations to McAfee Support.

Large Retail Chain

This global membership-style retailer secures virtual business infrastructure from sophisticated threats with McAfee MOVE AntiVirus.

Awards / Reviews

Malware Threat Detection Effectiveness
See our latest malware detection results from third-party testing lab AV-Test.

Resources

Data Sheets

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

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

Community

Blogs

  • Protect Yourself by Protecting Others
    Carly Listman - January 21, 2015

    How the consumerization of IT is affecting endpoint security What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens on your employees’ personal devices may not stay there. According to a recent survey of consumers around the world, conducted by MSI Research on behalf of Intel Security, almost 80% of respondents use their personal […]

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  • The Rise of Backdoor-FCKQ (CTB-Locker)
    Raj Samani - January 21, 2015

    By Raj Samani (@Raj_Samani) and Christiaan Beek (@ChristiaanBeek) In the McAfee Labs Threats Report published in November 2014, Senior Vice President Vincent Weafer commented that 2014 will be remembered as “the year of shaken trust.” Indeed almost every threat measured saw notable increases in Q3 that pointed to a rather ominous 2015.  There was, however, […]

    The post The Rise of Backdoor-FCKQ (CTB-Locker) appeared first on McAfee.

  • The Scan: The Best of CES 2015
    Bradi Van Noy Hays - January 19, 2015

    Hey guys! I’m Bradi, and this is the Scan – bringing you the very latest in security news. It’s 2015, and you know what that means – we’re officially in THE FUTURE. Congratulations, you made it! CES 2015 Rundown Another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone, which means a lot of tech nerds out […]

    The post The Scan: The Best of CES 2015 appeared first on McAfee.

  • InstallCube: How Russian Programmers Turn Adware Into Cash
    Tarun Agarwal - December 16, 2014

    We often observe applications bundled with ad-displaying programs to generate revenue for those products. These are not necessarily unethical, but some of them try to make easy money by deceiving users. McAfee categorizes such apps as potentially unwanted program (PUPs). Here’s a look at a recently discovered Russian-based campaign that is very well organized. We […]

    The post InstallCube: How Russian Programmers Turn Adware Into Cash appeared first on McAfee.

  • Behavior Analysis Stops Romanian Data-Stealing Campaign
    Ankit Anubhav - December 3, 2014

    In a recent press announcement, McAfee and Europol’s European Cyber Centre announced a cooperation of our talents to fight cybercrime. In general these joint operations are related to large malware families. Writing or spreading malware, even in small campaigns, is a crime. McAfee Labs doesn’t hesitate to reach out to its partners and contacts in […]

    The post Behavior Analysis Stops Romanian Data-Stealing Campaign appeared first on McAfee.

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