McAfee Endpoint Security

Integrated, centrally managed, advanced defenses

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McAfee Endpoint Security: Protection, performance, and usability in one platform

Advanced, consolidated endpoint defense

McAfee Endpoint Security delivers industry-leading protection and operational simplicity for your diverse endpoint environment.

Core threat prevention

Essential anti-virus, exploit prevention, firewall, and web control communicate with each other.

Machine learning

State-of-the art techniques identify malicious code based on appearance and behavior.

Application containment

Limit the impact of suspicious files and zero-day malware by blocking behaviors and containing them before they can infect or spread in your environment.

Endpoint detection and response

Our integrated, automated, and adaptable endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology is easy to use and makes incident response as simple as a single click.

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    Product features

    Centralized management

    The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator management console can be deployed on premises or in the cloud. It provides greater visibility, simplifies operations, boosts IT productivity, unifies security, and reduces costs.

    Advanced anti-malware protection

    Our anti-malware engine is continually updated by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence and works efficiently across multiple operating systems.

    Machine learning analysis

    Detect zero-day threats in near real time by examining how they look and behave to halt threats designed to evade detection.

    Dynamic application containment

    Defend against ransomware and greyware by securing endpoints that are leveraged as entry points for attacks.

    Proactive web security

    Ensure safe browsing with web protection and filtering for endpoints.

    Actionable threat forensics

    Quickly see where infections are, why they are occurring, and the length of exposure to understand the threat and react more quickly.

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    Is your endpoint security up to date?

    If you’re running McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee Host IPS Firewall, or McAfee SiteAdvisor web filtering, you’re not using our latest and most effective endpoint protection. McAfee Endpoint Security is a free security upgrade that simplifies management and leverages machine learning and application containment to halt threats in their tracks. McAfee Endpoint Security offers improved threat protection, better performance, a better user experience, easier management, and better positioning for the future.

    25% improvement in protection

    Independent testing from AV-Comparatives shows that McAfee Endpoint Security increases zero-day protection by 25% versus McAfee VirusScan Enterprise.

    Free update

    Existing McAfee customers, with a current license or entitlement to endpoint security suites, can update to McAfee Endpoint Security for free and retain their policies and client task assignments from legacy products.

    Migrate in less than 20 minutes

    With our Endpoint Upgrade Assistant and flexible migration options, we can help you get started in just 20 minutes.

    Why McAfee Endpoint Security?

    McAfee Endpoint Security consolidates individual legacy products into a single software agent solution. The common architecture allows capabilities that once worked separately to work together and provide improved security and visibility.

    Capabilities McAfee Endpoint Security McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
    Signature-less protection
    Machine learning pre- and post-execution analysis
    Automatic containment of suspicious executables
    Integration with endpoint detection and response
    One-click corrections across entire environment
    Automated workflows for greater efficiency

    Getting Started

    Want to learn more about McAfee Endpoint Security installation, configuration, and management? Here are some sample getting started resources:

    Introduction to McAfee Endpoint Security

    McAfee Endpoint Security is the newest security solution for endpoints, providing comprehensive next-generation security protection, simplified installation, and vastly improved performance over legacy security products. McAfee Endpoint Security optimizes, consolidates, and improves on protections formerly offered by McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention for Desktop, and McAfee SiteAdvisor web filtering, resulting in an integrated, efficient new platform.

    McAfee Endpoint Security 10 facilitates layered and connected endpoint protection, providing comprehensive, intelligent defense against both known and unknown threats. This framework is the foundation for McAfee's next-generation endpoint security solution, integrating with McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange to offer a comprehensive, single pane of glass, enterprise security solution.

    Endpoint Security Client

    Integrated security

    McAfee Endpoint Security is an integrated endpoint platform consisting of consolidated security modules:

    • Threat prevention
    • Firewall
    • Web control
    • Adaptive threat protection

    All modules integrate into a single McAfee Endpoint Security interface, giving you the flexibility to choose which modules deploy on endpoint systems. Security modules work independently to provide comprehensive security layers, while leveraging common components and providing single-point management of endpoint security.

    Client packages

    The client deployment package for each module is separate. You can use McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software or a third-party tool to deploy the client package. Simply select the client package to deploy using the installer that is shared by all modules for a consistent installation experience.

    Policy configurations

    McAfee Endpoint Security policy configuration is centrally managed using McAfee ePO (on premises or cloud) or self-managed locally through the local user interface. McAfee ePO management extensions are easy to obtain through McAfee ePO Software Manager or McAfee downloads.

    The following McAfee ePO management extensions are currently available for the most current McAfee Endpoint Security release:

    • Endpoint Security Threat Prevention
    • Endpoint Security Firewall
    • Endpoint Security Web Control
    • Endpoint Security Adaptive Threat Protection

    Integrated with McAfee ePO dashboards

    McAfee ePO includes integrated dashboard views for all McAfee Endpoint Security modules. For example, the McAfee Endpoint Security: Installation Status dashboard provides a view of all McAfee Endpoint Security modules that are installed on the endpoint systems. To learn more about all of the dashboards that are available, please refer to the Product Documentation Portal.

    Useful resources

    Endpoint Security 10 Technical FAQ

    This Knowledge Base article answers common questions about McAfee Endpoint Security.

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    Supported Platforms, Environments, and Operating Systems for Endpoint Security

    This is a consolidated list of McAfee-supported operating systems or service packs. Most of the following information is available in the product installation guides and release notes but this list also consolidates product management statements published in the Knowledge Base.

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    Sample Installation Guide: McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6 (McAfee ePO-managed for Windows)

    This guide contains an installation overview, information on planning your installation, system requirements, pre-installation tasks, instructions on installing or upgrading the software, post-installation tasks, and troubleshooting tips.

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    McAfee Endpoint Security Training Courses

    We offer a variety of online and instructor-led courses that cover the installation, configuration, and maintenance of McAfee Endpoint Security.

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    Ready to start using McAfee Endpoint Security?

    Access product guides, Knowledge Base articles, troubleshooting tips, and other resources to help you install, configure, upgrade, and migrate to McAfee Endpoint Security.

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    Technical Support Resources

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