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Okay, i'm still waiting.
*September 18, 2008*
**VirusScan Enterprise 8.7/i/ Release Candidate **
McAfee is pleased to announce the release candidate of VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i
and AntiSpyware Enterprise Module 8.7. The release candidate includes defect
fixes and incorporates the 5300 engine.
VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i adds a number of new features that improve performance
of malware scanning as well as a number of functional and usability
improvements. Providing this new functionality required architectural changes to
the product infrastructure. While we have performed extensive testing to ensure
that these changes don’t impact the overall stability of the product, we urge
you to download this beta version, test all features in environments that are
similar to your production environments, and provide us feedback to help us
further improve the stability and quality of the release.
*ENHANCE YOUR SECURITY WITH REAL-TIME MALWARE PROTECTION!*
We would like to call your attention to a new security feature that was
introduced in the Beta 2 release of VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i. This feature,
shown in the product UI and ePO as "*Heuristic network check for suspicious
files"*, provides customers using VSE 8.7i with the real-time detections for
malware. Using sensitivity levels that can be configured based on your risk
tolerance, the real-time threat protection feature looks for suspicious files on
your endpoints that are running VSE 8.7i. When VSE 8.7i with this feature
enabled detects a suspicious program, it sends a DNS request containing a
fingerprint of the suspicious file to McAfee Avert Labs which then communicates
the appropriate action back to VSE 8.7i. The real-time defense feature also
provides protection for classes of malware for which signatures may not be
This protection is _in addition_ to the world-class DAT-based detection
VirusScan Enterprise has always provided. There is no additional client
software or any change in user experience. In this release, this optional
feature is available only for On Demand Scans and Email Scanning and is disabled
by default. You must select a sensitivity level to enable the feature. We
encourage you to try out this feature and provide us valuable feedback so that
we can continue to enhance our industry leading malware protection capabilities.
See the New Features tab and the Product Guide for more details.
VSE 8.7i Beta 1 - 10 Apr 2008
VSE 8.7i Beta 2 - 12 Jun 2008
VSE 8.7i Beta 3 – 28 July 2008
VSE 8.7i Release Candidate - 12 Sep 2008
Download Information and Documentation at http://www.mcafee.com/us/enterprise/downloads/beta/beta_mcafee/vse87i/vse87i.htm l
Does anyone have any evidence that 8.7 improves performance over 8.5? I played with 8.7 a little and didnt notice any difference...
What do you mean? It's on beta right now??
Yes, but at the McAfee away-day thing I went to, they claimed the major difference between 8.5 and 8.7 is that 8.7 will offer enhanced performance and improve overall PC performance. I did not notice any difference with the Beta I installed...
Better rootkit detection and cleaning without system reboot — Safe memory patching, better IRP repair support at the system core and ability to read locked files at the kernal level have enabled us to provide better detection and the ability to clean them without having to reboot the system.
On-access scan performance improvements during system startup — Added boot cache process that should improve on-access scan performance during system startup.
Greater self-protection — Enhanced ability to protect against a wider range of mal-processes that can terminate McAfee processes provides greater VirusScan Enterprise self-protection and product stability.
Im currently using beta 3
Anecdotally it does seem a tiny bit faster at boot...
More throttling options on scans should also come in handy
It does seem that the number of running executables has increased (with the associated memory demands) though. Still have to trace these back and find out what they are all doing.
In addition to my 44MB for mcshield im also using
60MB on the engineserver.exe (Common Shell3 - Scanners' interface to the 5000 series engine)
17MB on the mfeann.exe (VSCore Announcer - whatever the **** that is)
Thanks. Thats great