Network Security

McAfee is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IDPS*

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Intrusion prevention and targeted threat detection

Our network security offerings help you block malware and advanced targeted attacks on your network. Unlike traditional network security solutions, McAfee extends protection beyond IPS signature matching with layered signature-less technologies that defend against never-before-seen threats. With a cloud-ready approach that scales across the virtual data center and intelligent workflows that isolate threat patterns, organizations are empowered to prevent and respond to threats with speed and accuracy.

Built around a next-generation hardware platform that scales to speeds over 320 Gbps, and a threat defense lifecycle approach that leverages data from multiple sources, our network security offerings provide the protection and visibility that demanding organizations require.


Advanced Security for Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Security in the public cloud requires visibility into network traffic between workloads, and the ability to control what enters them. Test out McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform in AWS to see how firsthand.


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

Gartner has positioned McAfee as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) for the 11th year in a row.

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NSS Labs Test Report and Security Value Map: McAfee Network Security Platform (2018)

In testing by NSS Labs, McAfee Network Security Platform proved to be effective against all evasion techniques tested.

Network security products

Our network security solutions include network intrusion prevention and advanced sandboxing detection, all designed from the ground up to work together and protect your network from the next generation of network-based attacks.

Built with deep integration, our framework provides maximum availability, flexibility, and manageability with minimum overhead and risk. With a proven record in network security protection, McAfee is the partner of choice for the most security-conscious companies and governments worldwide.

McAfee Network Security Platform

Discover and block sophisticated threats in the network. Using a collection of advanced detection techniques, McAfee Network Security Platform (IPS) defends against never-before-seen attacks, while providing robust investigative workflows that help administrators minimize alert noise and find breaches quicker.

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McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform

Built as a virtual instance of our award-winning next-generation IPS, McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform is designed to uniquely discover and block sophisticated threats across virtual networks, securing data and increasing visibility in your private, public, and hybrid clouds.

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McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

Detect advanced targeted attacks and get actionable threat information. Unlike traditional sandboxes, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense broadens detection and exposes evasive threats. Tight integration between McAfee solutions—from network to endpoint—enables instant sharing of information across the environment, enhancing protection and investigation to correct and recover post-attack.

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*Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, Craig Lawson, Claudio Neiva, 10 January 2018. From 2014-17, McAfee was included as Intel Security (McAfee). Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.