I have deployed HIPS for Windows and it works fine. I went ahead and installed the agent on my Mac and I was ready to deploy HIPS but I'm getting a failed message in EPO.
Can someone please tell me if HIPS is supported in Mac?
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I deployed Endpoint Protection and it's currently has a pending status. I'm assuming it's doing its thing. I didn't mess around with the the policies and used the default ones.
Do I need to go on the terminal and restart services?
So, HIPS isn't supported on Mac, but the Endpoint Protection product does have a Desktop Firewall module similar to the HIPS firewall.
I don't remember having to restart post-installation - though, I'd have to jump on my lab to test/review.
I see the McAfee Endpoint Protection Application but I'm having issues opening it.
I get the following error below:
McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer to make sure Endpoint Protection for Mac works with this version of OS X. You may need to reinstall the application. My OS is 10.9.5 (Mavericks)
Process: McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac 
Path: /Applications/McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac.app/Contents/MacOS/McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Responsible: McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac 
User ID: 503
Date/Time: 2014-10-27 10:09:30.322 -0400
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9.5 (13F34)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID: 95E420EB-3CCA-C328-2747-5B98CE7DABA7
Sleep/Wake UUID: 5D1AAE6F-0A26-4DBC-A3EE-4BE36EBE29C9
Crashed Thread: 0
Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries
Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: /usr/local/McAfee/MSCUI/lib/libUIDevelopmentKit.dylib
Referenced from: /Applications/McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac.app/Contents/MacOS/McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac
Reason: no suitable image found. Did find:
/usr/local/McAfee/MSCUI/lib/libUIDevelopmentKit.dylib: stat() failed with errno=13
/usr/local/lib/libUIDevelopmentKit.dylib: stat() failed with errno=13
0x8fe29000 - 0x8fe5b417 dyld (239.4) <0F2176BD-4239-3506-BA41-3B885269520E> /usr/lib/dyld
Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0C, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f15
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 256 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333531533641465238432D47372020
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333531533641465238432D47372020
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (188.8.131.52.22)
Bluetooth: Version 4.2.7f3 14616, 3 services, 15 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: ST9320325ASG, 320.07 GB
Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-898
USB Device: Hub
USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
USB Device: Hub
USB Device: IR Receiver
USB Device: Built-in iSight