McAfee Endpoint Protection for SMB
System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment. McAfee Endpoint Protection for SMB is a suite that includes the following products.

McAfee Endpoint Security

  • Windows 8.1 Update 1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8 (not including RT)
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32-bit only)
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack (SP) 2
  • Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS, 32-bit only)
  • Windows Embedded 8 (Pro, Standard, Industry, 32-bit only)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 1 (64-bit only)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials/Standard/Datacenter (including Server Core mode, 64-bit only)
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials/Standard/Datacenter (including Server Core mode, 64-bit only)
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 SP2 Standard/Datacenter/Enterprise/Web (including Server Core mode)
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 and 2003 R2 (32-bit only)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 3 (32-bit only)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Windows Embedded Standard 2009
  • Windows Point of Service 1.1
  • Windows Point of Service Ready 2009

McAfee Device Control

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) Server

  • Supported McAfee versions
    • McAfee ePO 4.6.9 and 5.1.1
    • McAfee Agent for Windows 4.8 Patch 2 and 5.0
    • McAfee Agent for Mac 4.6 Patch 3, 4.8 Patch 2, and 5.0
  • Operating systems
    • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 or later, 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008 SP2 or later, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Hardware requirements
    • CPU: Pentium II-class or higher, 450 MHz minimum
    • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    • Disk space: 250 MB

Device Control Endpoint

  • Operating systems
    • Windows 8 and 8.1 or later Enterprise and Professional, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows 7 SP1 or later Enterprise and Business editions, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • OS X Yosemite
    • OS X Mavericks
    • OS X Mountain Lion
  • Virtual environments
    • Citrix XenApp 6.0 or later
    • Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 or later
    • VMware View 4.6 or later
  • Hardware requirements
    • CPU: Pentium III, 1 GHz or faster
    • RAM: 512 MB, 1 GB (recommended)
    • Disk space: 200 MB minimum
    • Network connection: TCP/IP for remote access
  • Browsers
    • Google Chrome 31 or later
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 34 or later

McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac

  • Mac OS Sierra (version 10.12 and later)
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (version 10.11 or later)
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (version 10.10 or later)
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (version 10.9 or later)
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8 or later)

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (On-Premises Version)

Platform Support

  • Server O/S: 64-bit
    • Windows Sever 2012 Release 2 (R2)
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 for Small Business Premium
    • Windows Storage Server 2003
    • Windows Server 2003 with SP2 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2003
  • Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer 7 and later
  • Network Support
    • IPv4
    • IPv6
  • Virtual server
    • VMware ESX/ESXi 5.x and later
    • VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x
    • VMware ESX 3.5.x Update 4
    • Citrix XenServer 6.0
    • Citrix XenServer 5.5 Update 2
    • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Database (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • SQL Server 2012 Express
    • SQL Server 2012
    • SQL Server 2008 with SP1/SP2/R2 Standard, Enterprise, Workgroup, Express
    • SQL Server 2005 with SP3 Standard, Enterprise, Workgroup, Express

Additional Requirements

  • 1.5 GB free disk space (2 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2-4 GB recommended)
  • Intel Premium 4 Processor or later, 1.3 GHz or faster
  • Monitor: 1024x768, 256 color, VGA
  • NIC: 100 MB or higher
  • File System: NTFS recommended
  • Dedicated server recommended if managing more than 250 systems
  • IP Address: McAfee recommends using a static IP address


McAfee Native Encryption

  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 8.1 Update 1, Windows To Go

McAfee Security for Email Servers

McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange

  • Supported Microsoft Exchange Servers
    • Exchange Server 2016
    • 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 and 2016
    • 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
    • 9.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • 8.5.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows Server 2012 Standard and Enterprise (64-bit)
    • 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