Last Updated: 21st August, 2012
Analyst Coverage: Fran Howarth


McAfee offers a wide range of security technologies including data protection, database security, email, web and messaging security, endpoint security, mobile security, network security, risk and compliance, SaaS, security management and SIEM.

At the heart of all of its offerings is its ePolicy Orchestrator open, unified security management platform. McAfee is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel as of February 2011. Among the most recent developments are its foray into the identity and access management space, with offerings based on extending identity services to cloud- and web-based solutions and for giving access to applications for external parties and mobile workers. 

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Endpoint Protection

Last Updated: 4th June, 2013

McAfee has recently revamped and repackaged its endpoint protection capabilities. This product family combines traditional malware scanning with dynamic whitelisting, behavioural day zero intrusion prevention, unified management across all devices, integrated threat intelligence, web and messaging security, and mobile device management. One particular differentiator is that it provides hardware-level protection through inclusion of its Deep Defender technology. It is positioned as part of McAfee's Security Connected Framework and integrates with its ePolicy Orchestrator integrated management platform. The newly revamped product suites integrate a number of technologies that were previously only available as standalone products. 

McAfee offers its products worldwide through a direct sales team, as well as through a widespread network of partners worldwide. Its endpoint protection products are suited to the needs of any vertical industry, although it does offer one suite specifically targeted at the needs of highly regulated industries. 

McAfee offers versions of its endpoint protection technologies to suit different organisational needs. Its Complete Endpoint Protection-Enterprise is designed for large enterprises and includes risk management capabilities, and its Complete Endpoint Protection-Business is aimed at organisations with up to 1,000 users. The other options available are its Endpoint Protection-Advanced Suite for highly regulated industries with advanced auditing capabilities, a basic Endpoint Protection Suite for protecting devices deployed in-house and a SaaS Endpoint Protection Suite that is suited even for small organisations. 

McAfee's endpoint protection technologies provides protection for a wide range of devices, including desktops, laptops, mobiles, servers, virtual devices, embedded devices and the data centre. Its unified management capabilities cover unified security operations, security information and events, and risk and compliance needs. Particular differentiators are the inclusion of its Deep Defender hardware-based protection technology, application control, and risk analysis and management. 

Recent accolades for its endpoint protection capabilities include a number one ranking from NSS Labs for protection against zero day exploits and evasion attacks, a 100% record from AV Test against stealth attacks, and a 100% record from West Coast Labs against malware for its application control technology. 

McAfee claims that the inclusion of its ePO Suite Installer dramatically reduced the complexity and time taken for deployment compared to previous versions of the technology. It has a wide range of partners that offer ancillary services. 

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