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Replace McAfee HIPS with McAfee ENS on Windows VDIs.

Kindly help us to understand the available options to replace McAfee HIPS with McAfee ENS on Windows VDIs. 

Please advise if we have any option where we can keep both the components IPS & FW along with MOVE specifically on VDIs.

Got below info by McAfee: 

  1. McAfee MOVE AntiVirus 4.8.1 & onwards and McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall 10.6.1 & onwards can co-exist on the same system.
  2. If we want to replace HIPS with ENS, only option is to replace HIPS FW with ENS FW.
  3. HIPS IPS Migration to ENS TP (which has exploit Prevention feature) would not be possible.
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Re: Replace McAfee HIPS with McAfee ENS on Windows VDIs.


Thank you for your post here! Only HIPS can be replaced by ENS Firewall. HIPS that contains exploit prevention feature(IPS) cannot be replaced by END TP as ENS TP contains scanning module (OAS and ODS) as well along with Exploit Prevention.

There is no equivalent product to HIPs other than Exploit prevention feature of ENS on the endpoint. Hence if the VMs have enough resources, we can replace MOVE and HIPS completely with one product - ENS with Firewall. I am afraid we do not have any other option to replace IPS.

I have responded in the ideas forum as well and I sincerely believe you are very correct in posting it as a Feature enhancement/product Idea. Thank you for your idea!

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