0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2015 10:33 PM by vinoo

    Announcing McAfee 5800 Engine Release Candate

    vinoo

      The Release Candidate of the McAfee Anti-Malware Engine version 5800 is now available!

      http://www.mcafee.com/us/beta/public-betas/engines/5800-anti-malware-engine.aspx

       

      The 5800 Engine will succeed the current 5700 Anti-Malware Engine and includes the following improvements:

       

      Detection and Performance Enhancements:


      - Enhancements to Portable Document Format (PDF) format to improve exploit detection capabilities
      - Improved handling of Windows Executable format
      - Improved unpacking of .NET, VBA, Shockwave Flash and generic unpacking improvements to detect more threats
      - Enhancements to live memory scanning in Windows for detecting and removing malicious processes, threads, files
      - Performance optimizations around initialization and scanning

       

      Platform Enhancements:


      - New supported platforms: Windows 10, FreeBSD 10.x Solaris 11 for SPARC
      - End of Life platforms: IBM AIX 5.3, FreeBSD 7.x, Solaris 8 on SPARC and Linux Kernel 2.4

       

      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

       

      Current Release Schedule for the 5800 Engine:


      - RTW (Elective download) on 3 Sept 2015
      - RTW (Auto Update) in Jan 2016

       

      VirusScan Command Line

      VirusScan Command Line 6.06 (with the 5800 Engine) is also available in the packages below from the McAfee Enterprise Beta site:

      http://www.mcafee.com/us/beta/public-betas/engines/5800-anti-malware-engine.aspx

       

      - VirusScan Command Line Scanner for AIX
      - VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Free BSD
      - VirusScan Command Line Scanner for HP-UX  HP-UX
      - VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Linux  Linux
      - VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Linux 64 bit
      - VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Sun Solaris x86
      - VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Sun Solaris Sparc
      - VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Windows

       

      Misc:

      Attached is the 5800SDAT and 5700 Engine Force downgrade packages.