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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
The ultimate way to keep viruses out of your Microsoft Windows operating systems

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance.

With VirusScan Enterprise, you get:

Maximum defense against malware — Safeguards your systems and files from viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other security risks. It detects and cleans malware, and allows you to easily configure policies to manage quarantined items.

Proactive protection from attacks — Real-time scanning ensures all your systems, including remote locations, are protected from current and emerging threats. VirusScan Enterprise also guards against buffer-overflow exploits that target vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications.

Easy, centralized management — The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform is the centralized management console for deploying policies, managing security alerts, and viewing automated reports.

Enhanced security powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence — McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) is a comprehensive cloud-based threat intelligence service. Already integrated into McAfee security products, it works in real time, 24 hours a day, to protect customers against cyberthreats across all vectors — file, web, message, and network. McAfee GTI offers the broadest threat data, most robust data correlation, and most complete product integration in the industry. McAfee’s GTI network allows enabled products to evaluate threats on multiple vectors in real time, leading to faster identification of threats and higher capture rates. VirusScan Enterprise uses the McAfee GTI file reputation service to identify suspicious files before they are necessarily identified as carrying malicious payloads.

Keeping networks free from a wide range of threats—viruses, worms, rootkits, and Trojans—is more challenging than ever. Whether your organization is a global enterprise with full-time security staff or a small or mid-sized business, McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise ensures that your endpoint servers, desktops, and laptops remain malware free.

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise proactively stops and removes threats, extends coverage for new security risks, and reduces the cost of managing outbreak responses. And even without an update, it stops zero-day threats and mitigates the window of vulnerability—the time between the discovery of a vulnerability and when fixes are deployed. Plus, with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, you have the flexibility to detect and block malware based on your business needs: on access, on demand, or on a schedule.

Key Advantages

Unbeatable malware detection and removal

  • Protect your files from viruses, worms, rootkits, Trojans, and other threats

Proactive protection from zero-day attacks

  • Proactive protection against new and unknown buffer-overflow exploits that target vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications

Leverage McAfee Global Threat Intelligence™ (McAfee GTI™)

  • The worldwide presence of McAfee Labs™ enables McAfee VirusScan Enterprise to leverage protection across file, network, web, message, and vulnerability data

Manage your security

  • The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) management platform provides centralized deployment, policy configuration and enforcement, and detailed, customizable reporting

Manage quarantined files

  • Easily configure policies to manage and remove quarantined items

Enhanced email scanning

  • Supports users who are using both Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes


Block multiple threats
Defend your systems against viruses, worms, spyware, bots, Trojans, buffer overflows, and blended attacks. Block a broad range of viruses and malicious code — even those hidden in compressed files — with combined anti-virus, firewall, and intrusion prevention technology. McAfee’s industry-leading security also safeguards against spam, phishing attacks, malicious websites, and other threats that often evade standard anti-virus and URL filtering systems.

Stop malware in real time
Close the protection gap with McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI). GTI offers comprehensive, real-time protection against both known and emerging threats across all key threat vectors — file, web, email, and network. A cloud-based service using reputation-based threat protection in addition to other techniques, McAfee GTI correlates real-world data collected from millions of sensors globally and delivers intelligence via a complete suite of McAfee security products.

Safeguard email programs
Detect and clean viruses in Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, including HTML text and attachments.

Get high-performance security
Don’t let your anti-malware software slow down end users. VirusScan Enterprise scans faster, uses less memory, requires fewer CPU cycles, and protects users better than any other anti-malware product on the market.

Lessen damage from outbreaks
Limit the risk and impact of an outbreak if one occurs. Close ports, monitor applications and email engines, and block files and directories, even before .DAT files are issued.

Increase security confidence
Defend your desktops, laptops, and file servers against disruptions. Malware and hackers cannot disable McAfee VirusScan Enterprise.

Defend against threats that target Microsoft applications
Guard against buffer-overflow exploits that aim at vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating system services, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft SQL Server. It also protects IIS services, WinZip, and Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Windows Media Player, and Microsoft Messenger.

Save money with efficient visibility and management
Control and manage VirusScan Enterprise from one central McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) console, and get detailed enterprise-level reporting quickly and easily.


Unbeatable Malware Detection and Cleaning

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise uses the award-winning McAfee scanning engine to detect and clean malware and protect your files from viruses, worms, rootkits, Trojans, and other threats. McAfee delivers comprehensive find-and-fix solutions for today’s threats and uses behavioral analysis to protect against new and unknown threats. Protect your systems with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise’s advanced behavioral techniques. With port blocking, file-name blocking, folder/directory lockdown, file share lockdown, and infection trace and block, you can stop many new and unknown malware files cold.

Proactive Protection from Attacks

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is the industry’s first anti-malware software to offer patented intrusion prevention with application-specific buffer-overflow technology. Now you can protect your users proactively against buffer-overflow exploits that target vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications, and you can enjoy a more robust, advanced level of endpoint system security by integrating your anti-malware technology with intrusion prevention. With McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, your critical servers and data are kept intact and available for business. For added protection, we lock down McAfee VirusScan Enterprise files and services so that malicious threats and attacks don’t disable them.

Optimized for Fast Performance and Reduced System Impact

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise has been designed to reduce system impact while scanning for threats. Its new persistence caching technology dramatically improves both on-access and on-demand scanning. With a reduced memory footprint and faster boot times, users will have lower power requirements than prior versions.

McAfee Global Threat Intelligence Technology Provides Real-time Security

McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (McAfee GTI) offers the most comprehensive protection services in the market. With visibility across all key threat vectors—file, web, email, and network—and a view into the latest vulnerabilities across the IT industry, we correlate real-world data collected from millions of sensors around the globe and deliver real-time protection via our suite of McAfee security products. McAfee GTI works anytime, anywhere—at home, at work, or on the road.

Manage Your Security

Centralized management and enforcement is the key to effective and efficient protection. McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is deeply integrated into the McAfee system security management platform, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software. The McAfee ePO platform provides centralized deployment, policy configuration and enforcement, and detailed reporting of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, as well as many other McAfee security products.

Easily Manage Quarantined Files

Configure policies to manage quarantined items easily with the Quarantine Policy Manager. Before an on-access or on-demand scan cleans or deletes a file, it creates a backup copy of the original file and a registry value in the quarantine directory.

Enhanced Email Scanning

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise includes the ability to scan Lotus Notes email on client systems. It scans all Lotus Notes client email (HTML text and attachments) messages that come to the desktop.

Automatic Updates

Virus security products are only as good as their most recent updates. With McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, automatic daily updates ensure that your desktops and file servers are always up to date with the latest McAfee .DAT files and engines.

Protected by McAfee Labs

With a global research footprint, McAfee Labs provides the most comprehensive global threat intelligence in the industry. Backed by a portfolio of more than 400 patents and a network of millions of sensors spanning the Internet, McAfee Labs delivers unparalleled protection against both known and emerging threats via a complete suite of security products.

McAfee Global Professional Services and Technical Support

Along with our McAfee SecurityAlliance integration partners, McAfee offers a wide variety of professional services that help you maximize your investment in security. We help you assess, plan, deploy, tune, and manage your solutions more effectively and more efficiently.

Make sure that everything runs smoothly during and after installation with flexible programs from McAfee Technical Support. Our highly skilled and certified security specialists have a wealth of knowledge and resources at their fingertips and can be considered as an extension of your IT team.

McAfee Global Threat Intelligence integrates real-time threat information across the six major threat vectors.
McAfee Global Threat Intelligence integrates real-time threat information across the six major threat vectors.

System Requirements:

These are minimum system requirements. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment. 64-bit operating system support is available for some technologies.

  • Workstations
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP Home, Professional, Embedded (WEPOS), Tablet PC
    • Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
    • Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
    • Windows XP Embedded (SP2)
    • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (SP2)
  • Servers
    • Windows 2008 Server, HyperV, Core, Datacenter, Storage Server, Cluster Server, Small Business Server
    • Windows 2003 Server, Storage Server, Cluster Server, Datacenter, Small Business Server
    • Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, Small Business Server
    • VMware ESX, ESXi
    • Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer


Download the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Datasheet (PDF).

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