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McAfee Web Protection System Requirements

McAfee Web Protection can be deployed as a cloud service, on-premises software (virtual or hardware appliance), or a hybrid combination of the two.

McAfee Web Gateway

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

McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service

McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service has no system requirements because it is delivered as a cloud service. Simply redirect your web traffic through the service.