McAfee Complete Endpoint Threat Protection
System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment. McAfee Complete Endpoint Threat Protection is a suite that includes the following products and is supported on the following platforms.


Windows Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit, RTM and SPI)
  • Windows 7 Embedded Standard
  • Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 Embedded (32-bit)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit, including R2)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (64-bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit, including R2)
  • Windows Server 2016

Windows Hardware Requirements

  • 1 GHz CPU or higher
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 1.5 GB of free space on the hard disk

Macintosh Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, Mac OS 10.12

Mac Hardware Requirements

  • 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo or later
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 500 MB of free space on the hard disk

Virtual Environments

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon WorkSpaces
  • VMware WS 5.0, GSX 3.2, ESX 2.5 or later
  • VMware ESXi 4.1 - 5.5
  • VMware ESX 6.0
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Citrix XenServer 5.6 or later
  • Virutal Box by Oracle

Linux Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit versions)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise (server/desktop)
  • Oracle Linux (OEL)
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Fedora

Linux Hardware Requirements

  • Intel Pentium 4 (2 GHz CPU or higher)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 7 GB of free space on the hard disk

McAfee Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security is supported on the following platforms:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8, 8.1
  • Windows To Go
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Embedded 8 (pro, Standard, and Industry)
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Windows Server 2016, 2012
  • Windows Storage Sever 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Standard, Datacenter, Enterprise, and Web
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • 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)


For additional information about supported virtual platforms, email clients, and internet browsers, and a complete list of hardware requirements, visit our Knowledge Center.

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

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