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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 2.0 is now Available!

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 2.0 is now Available!

We are pleased to announce release of Mcafee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux v2.0. This release provides On-Access Scanning (OAS) without kernel hooks. It uses fanotify technology instead of traditional kernel hooks for OAS. Fanotify is new File Access Notification system built in to kernel 2.6.38 and above. It removes hassle of recompiling kernel modules for OAS after kernel update, thereby, ensures Linux systems are always protected.

New Features in this release:

  • On-Access Scanning without kernel hooks using fanotify technology
  • New kernel updates will be automatically supported in absence of kernel hooks
  • Anti-spyware scanning is now enabled
  • Native 64 bit Application – Dependency on 32 bit PAM modules is removed in this release
  • Option to directly exclude mounted network volumes during scanning
  • Supports NFS4 and BTRFS file systems on kernel 3.5 and above
  • Amazon EC2 Cloud is now supported as virtual platform
  • Paravirtualization and KVM are supported
  • Available for kernel 2.6.38 and above with fanotify enabled kernel
  • Documentation will be available in Japanese also by end of this month

Platform Support

Supported on SUSE 11 SP2 & P3, Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10 & Amazon Linux. Supports Amazon EC2 Cloud and para-virtualized platforms.

Note: This release does not support 32 bit Linux systems and kernel below 2.6.38. You can use previous VSEL 1.9 version on such systems. For example, Red Hat 6 is not supported in this release because it still uses 2.6.32 kernel. VSEL 2.0 will support future versions of Red Hat such as RHEL 7.


Product is available for download from both "Download My Products" webpage using a valid grant number or ePO Software Download Manager.


Following documents are available along with the release:

Best Regards,

Vineet Kumar

Group Product Manager

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