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McAfee Endpoint Security

Next-Generation Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security 10.5 is the newest security solution for endpoints; providing comprehensive next-generation security protection, simplified installation, and vastly improved performance over legacy security products. Endpoint Security optimizes, consolidates, and improves on protections formerly offered by VirusScan Enterprise, Host IPS, and Site Advisor web filtering, resulting in an integrated, efficient new platform.

Endpoint Security 10.5 facilitates layered and connected endpoint protection, providing comprehensive intelligent defense against both known and unknown threats. The Endpoint Security framework is the foundation for McAfee's next-generation endpoint security solution, integrating with McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange (TIE) to offer a comprehensive, single-pane-of-view, enterprise security solution.


Integrated Security

Key benefit: Reduced overhead of deploying and maintaining multiple products

McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5 is an integrated, endpoint platform consisting of consolidated security modules:

  • Threat Prevention
  • Firewall
  • Web Control
  • Adaptive Threat Protection                    NEW in Endpoint Security 10.5!

All modules integrate into a single McAfee Endpoint Security interface, with flexibility to choose which security modules deploy on endpoint systems. Security modules work independently to provide comprehensive security layers, while leveraging common components and providing single-point management of endpoint security.

Client packages

The client deployment package for each module is separate. Whether McAfee ePO software or a third-party tool is used to deploy the client package, the client package to deploy on the endpoints can be selected using the installer that is shared by all modules for a consistent installation experience.

Policy Configurations

Endpoint Security policy configuration can be managed centrally using McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (on-prem), McAfee ePO Cloud, or Self-Managed locally through the local user interface. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator management extensions Endpoint Security are easy to obtain through ePO Software Manager, or from McAfee Downloads.

The following ePO management extensions are currently available for the Endpoint Security 10.5 release:

  • Endpoint Security Threat Prevention
  • Endpoint Security Firewall
  • Endpoint Security Web Control
  • Endpoint Security Adaptive Threat Protection                

Integrated ePO dashboards

McAfee ePO includes integrated dashboard views for all McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5 modules. For example, the "McAfee Endpoint Security: Installation Status" dashboard provides a view of all McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5 modules that are installed on the endpoint systems. To learn more about all of the dashboards that are available, please refer to online help

Threat Prevention


The Endpoint Security Threat Prevention module replaces McAfee VirusScan® Enterprise 8.8, and Host Intrusion Prevention® - IPS security protections. Improved security capabilities introduced in Endpoint Security Threat Prevention are superior to, and not available in the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or Host IPS legacy products.

Key benefit: Threat Prevention immediately provides scalable protection against the following threats:

  • Viruses, worms, and Trojans
  • Access point violations
  • Buffer overflow exploits
  • Potentially unwanted code and programs
  • Vulnerability focused detection
  • Zero-day exploit detection

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Key benefit: An integrated, stateful firewall blocks malicious inbound and outbound network traffic

The Endpoint Security Firewall module updates and replaces the McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention® - Firewall.

  • Dynamically inspects network traffic to determine level of risk to your network
  • Define trusted networks and trusted/untrusted executables in ePO policy and local client interface
  • Connection isolation to prevent undesirable traffic from accessing networks
  • Timed firewall groups from the system tray for end-user VPN connections at unsecured Wi-Fi access points
  • Enhanced Proxy support for DNS Blocking and Global Threat Intelligence (GTI)

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Web Control


Key benefit: Secure, regulate, and monitor all web browser activity

The Endpoint Security Web Control module updates and replaces McAfee SiteAdvisor® Enterprise.

  • Support for Private URL blocking
  • Updated for newest Firefox and Chrome browsers
  • File reputation checks reputation before downloading files
  • Block Edge browsers with browser control policy
  • Granular reporting for all web related activity

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Adaptive Threat Protection     NEW in ENS 10.5!


Key benefit: Provides next-generation, context-aware, adaptive security for endpoints

  • Provides containment protection for unknown applications and prevents them from performing malicious behavior
  • Configure thresholds to log, limit, or block actions contained executables perform
  • Fast detection and protection against security threats and malware
  • Provides threat intelligence functionality from McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange server
  • Adaptive Threat Protection is an optional Endpoint Security module

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McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5 Product Guide

McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5 Installation Guide

McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5 Migration Guide

McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5.1 Release Notes

McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac 10.2.0 Release Notes

McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac 10.2.0 Product Guide

McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac - Threat Prevention 10.2.0 Release Notes

McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac Threat Prevention 10.2.0 Product Guide

How to Use the Endpoint Security 10.2 Package Designer

Knowledge Base

KB88141 - Introduction to Endpoint Upgrade Assistant

KB87476 - Recommended Upgrade Paths to Endpoint Security 10

KB88274 - Introduction to Reference Configurations

KB87328 - Upgrade paths for McAfee Agent, VirusScan, and Host IPS

KB86704 - FAQ's for McAfee Endpoint Security

KB82761 - Supported environments, and operating systems for Endpoint Security

KB82450 - Endpoint Security 10 Known Issues

KB84934 - Supported environments, and operating systems for Endpoint Security Mac

KB85855 - Endpoint Security for Mac 10 Known Issues


Introduction to Endpoint Upgrade Assistant

Introduction to McAfee Endpoint Security 10

Introduction to McAfee Endpoint Security 10 Migration Assistant

How to prepare to migrate to McAfee Endpoint Security 10

McAfee Endpoint Security 10 Migration Made Easy

Migrating from McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 to McAfee Endpoint Security 10

Migrating McAfee Host IPS 8.0 to McAfee Endpoint Security 10

Endpoint Security - An Integrated Security Approach

Integrated Endpoint Defense Cycle Demo


Endpoint Security 10 Community Forum

Intel Security Expert Center


We are experiencing ENS 10.5 installation issues \ failing using SCCM.  10.2 installed fine, but 10.5 installation fails.  HAs anyone seen this?




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