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vinoo McAfee Employee 513 posts since
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Jan 30, 2012 4:17 AM

Announcing McAfee 5500 Engine Beta

McAfee is pleased to announce the beta release of McAfee Anti-Malware Engine version 5500. The 5500 Engine will succeed the current 5400 Anti-Malware Engine.

 

The McAfee Anti-Malware Engine is a component at the heart of award-winning McAfee endpoint and gateway products that deliver industry-leading malware protection. Using patented technology, it analyzes files and malicious code in real-time to detect and block Trojans, viruses, worms, adware, spyware, riskware, and other threats.

 

We encourage you to actively participate in this beta program and provide your valuable feedback.

 

New Features & Enhancements

 

• Performance enhancements to Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) scanning

• File decomposition support for RedHat Package Manager (.rpm) file format

• New platforms: HP-UX Itanium 11.2 and 11.3

• End Of Life’d platforms: Mac OSX 10.2.8, 10.3.9, Novell Netware & Microsoft Windows NT4

 

System Requirements

 

Disk space and memory:

 

• At least 512 MB of free hard disk space

• At least an additional 512 MB of free hard disk space reserved for temporary files

• At least 512 MB of RAM for scanning operations (1024 MB recommended minimum)

• At least 1024 MB of RAM for updating operations

 

on 30/1/12 3:47:23 PM IST
  • cdobol Apprentice 159 posts since
    Feb 23, 2009
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    1. Feb 1, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to vinoo)
    Re: Announcing McAfee 5500 Engine Beta

    Hello Vinoo.

     

    The new features and enhancements list for the 5500 engine is rather light.  Is there additional information regarding improvements to this scan engine?  I am looking for reasons why I would want to take a stong look at the new engine.

     

    Thanks.

    Chris

  • robpow Apprentice 70 posts since
    Apr 27, 2007
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    3. Feb 6, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to vinoo)
    Re: Announcing McAfee 5500 Engine Beta

    Hi Vinoo,

    vinoo wrote:

     

    ... As we establish a cadence of doing multiple engine releases in a year...

     


    This sounds fair, as long as the update process is as transparent and reliable as a DAT update, or else we won't get to do more than one a year at best.

     

    Also, an engine release must be supported for at least 1-2 years from release regardless of the number of later versions released or else we create a huge task to track and lifecycle the engine outside of our build release process.

     

    Thanks,
    Matt

  • robpow Apprentice 70 posts since
    Apr 27, 2007
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    5. Feb 7, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to vinoo)
    Re: Announcing McAfee 5500 Engine Beta

    Hi Vinoo,

     

    I understand and appreciate the overall benefit of smaller DATs but in a large enterprise I think you'll find we'd rather take a 300KB incremental than having to manage say four additional mandatory software pushes a year.

     

    The key here is going to be how intrusive these engine updates are. If they are silent, transparent and cause very little problem then we could probably sell it as just another normal, automated feature push as part of the anti-malware update process. If they are noisy, cause CPU spikes or frequently cause issues then there will be pressure to treat each and every engine update as a managed software distribution task. That would take many months to plan and execute for 100K clients.

     

    Thanks,
    Matt

  • ict-backoffice Newcomer 1 posts since
    Mar 28, 2012
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    7. Mar 28, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to vinoo)
    Re: Announcing McAfee 5500 Engine Beta

    Where can we download this beta engine?

  • sol Apprentice 127 posts since
    Feb 22, 2012
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