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Is McAfee HIPS 8.0 compatable with Amazon Web Services Cloud

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We have a new AWS cloud environment we are attempting to set up with McAfee HIPS 8.0.0.3122.

Every time I enable HIPS Firewall and IPS on a server the server becomes unreachable even with all IP addresses as Trusted.

My latest attempt has resulted in the test server becoming a virtual brick. We are using Windows Server 2012. 

I am wondering if AWS and HIPS is even possible?

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Re: Is McAfee HIPS 8.0 compatable with Amazon Web Services Cloud

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Hi,

see KB70118:


3 Host IPS 8.0 for Linux is not supported and will not run on virtual systems that run Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Oracle Virtualization using paravirtualization (PV). Intel Security has not tested Host IPS on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Oracle Virtualization virtualized environments.    



Intel Security has encountered several instances of Host IPS successfully running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Oracle Virtualization using Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Host IPS will be supported on these platforms only if all of the following conditions are met:



  • The VM runs a standard supported version of the OS as listed in KB70778.

  • You can replicate any issues encountered on a standard supported (non-virtualized) OS.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) / Oracle Virtualization Virtualized Environments uses Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM).


Perhaps this helps.

Regards,

Frank

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Re: Is McAfee HIPS 8.0 compatable with Amazon Web Services Cloud

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Mover to Host Intrusion Prevention for better support

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Re: Is McAfee HIPS 8.0 compatable with Amazon Web Services Cloud

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Hi,

see KB70118:


3 Host IPS 8.0 for Linux is not supported and will not run on virtual systems that run Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Oracle Virtualization using paravirtualization (PV). Intel Security has not tested Host IPS on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Oracle Virtualization virtualized environments.    



Intel Security has encountered several instances of Host IPS successfully running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Oracle Virtualization using Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Host IPS will be supported on these platforms only if all of the following conditions are met:



  • The VM runs a standard supported version of the OS as listed in KB70778.

  • You can replicate any issues encountered on a standard supported (non-virtualized) OS.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) / Oracle Virtualization Virtualized Environments uses Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM).


Perhaps this helps.

Regards,

Frank

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Re: Is McAfee HIPS 8.0 compatable with Amazon Web Services Cloud

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Thank you, This is information I was looking for.

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FYI on upcoming HIP 8.0 Patch 6 for Linux.

McAfee KnowledgeBase - Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0 Patch 6 Software for Linux Release Notes


Paravirtual Guest Support


Paravirtual “xen” guests are supported and therefore can be installed on Amazon instances.


Previous releases of Host IPS did not work on Paravirtual Environment like Amazon Cloud and Environments running Linux XEN kernel, and are now supported with the Host IPS 8.0.0 Patch 6 for Linux release.


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