McAfee Web Gateway

High-performance web security delivered on premises

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Fundamental web security

McAfee Web Gateway delivers high-performance web security through an on-premises appliance that can be deployed both as dedicated hardware and a virtual machine.

Secure inbound and outbound traffic

McAfee Web Gateway delivers comprehensive security for all aspects of web traffic in one high-performance appliance software architecture

Detect zero-day malware

This secure web gateway provides industry-leading, proactive detection of zero-day malware with full coverage of web traffic, including SSL.

Gain reputation and category-based filtering

Enable web filtering functionality and protection through both reputation and category-based filtering.

Expand your web protection solution

McAfee Web Gateway is part of the McAfee Web Protection solution alongside McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service, available together to provide optimal protection for users everywhere.

Gateway technology for the most demanding IT environments

Best-in-class threat prevention

Protect against highly sophisticated malware and targeted attacks that evade URL filtering and antivirus signatures.

Threat information sharing

Enable more effective threat detection, reduce incident response times, and improve operational efficiency. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange are key integration points.

Powerful rules-based policy engine

Take action on any element of the web request-response cycle, allowing limitless flexibility and web security crafted for your organization.


Not Today Zero-Day

Discover how to block approximately 99.5% of malware from the web, and reduce the time and resources you need to spend cleaning up successful intrusions.


Ransomware's Path to Extortion

Take a deep dive into an attack and discover technologies to secure your business.

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System requirements

Deployment flexibility is a hallmark of McAfee Web Gateway. You can deploy it as a virtual machine, hardware appliance, or as a cloud service.

Virtual Appliance Requirements

  • VMware ESX or VMware ESXi (If you are running version 5.5, make sure that you use update 2 or a later update of this version)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (all 64-bit)
  • Virtual machine host system with the following specifications:
    • CPU: 64-bit capable
    • Virtualization extension: VT-x/AMD-V
  • Virtual machine with the following specifications (production environment):
    • Memory: 16 GB
    • Hard disk space: 200 GB
    • CPU cores: 4 (minimum)

Hardware Appliance Requirements

A complete range of enterprise and medium-capacity appliances offers affordable protection and scalability for the most demanding IT environments. View the hardware specifications sheet for more details.

Model WG-4500-D
  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 64 GB
  • Processor: Quad core
  • Processor cache: 8 MB
  • Disk: 2 x 1 TB SATA 7200 RPM
  • RAID level: Raid-1
  • Power supply: 350 W
  • Interfaces: 6 x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s onboard/IO/PCIe RJ-45 Ethernet Ports
Model WG-5000-D
  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 96 GB
  • Processor: 2 x 8 core
  • Processor cache: 15 MB
  • Disk: 2 x 600 GB SAS 10K RPM
  • RAID level: Raid-1
  • Power supply: 2 x 750 W
  • Interfaces: 6 x 10/100/1000/10000 Mbit/s onboard/IO/PCIe RJ-45 Ethernet
Model WG-5500-D
  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 128 GB
  • Processor: 2 x 14 core
  • Processor cache: 30 MB
  • Disk: 6 x 300 GB SAS 10.6K RPM
  • RAID level: Raid-10
  • Power supply: 2 x 750 W
  • Interfaces: 6 x 10/100/1000/10000 Mbit/s onboard/IO/PCIe RJ-45 Ethernet

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McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange optimizes threat prevention by narrowing the gap from malware encounter to containment from days, weeks, and months down to milliseconds.

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