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McAfee, Inc.
license: Free Trial
minimum requirements: * Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.6 or later), Mac OS X Leopard (10.5 or later)
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McAfee VirusScan for Mac description


McAfee VirusScan for Mac is a tool that runs natively on both Intel and PPC based Macintosh computers.

McAfee VirusScan can be managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator for scalable security policy compliance and graphical reporting. McAfee VirusScan includes true On Access scanning and supports scanning of Apple Mail messages on Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.0 & above).

Here are some key features of "McAfee VirusScan":

· Complete, Proactive Threat Protection
McAfee VirusScan for Mac uses on-access scanning to search for viruses and malicious threats every time a file is accessed. It automatically detects viral infections as they attempt to infect a system and protects against Macintosh, PC, and UNIX viruses. In addition, it has the ability to scan Apple Mail messages and attachments for malicious threats. It will also protect your users when they save or open files from network share drives.

· Protection from Tomorrow's Threats
McAfee VirusScan for Mac uses heuristic analysis and generic detection that proactively protects against new and previously unknown viruses. The advanced heuristic analysis looks through the code in a file to determine if the actions it takes are typical of a virus. The more virus-like code found, the more likely the file is to be infected. To reduce the risk of false alarms, our positive heuristics approach is combined with negative heuristics, which searches for those things that are distinctly non-virus-like.

· Centralized Management
McAfee VirusScan for Mac can be managed by McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). ePO provides centralized policy configuration and enforcement as well as detailed reporting for VirusScan for Mac clients. Centralized management lets your business run efficiently and cost-effectively.

· Universal Deployment
McAfee VirusScan for Mac uses Macintosh's Universal Binary, which allows you to install on either Intel-based or Power PC-based Macintosh systems. Now you can get the same level of protection regardless of which processor you are running. This universal binary makes it easy to deploy; just install it and VirusScan for Mac will automatically run at peak performance to protect your systems.

· Flexible Scheduling Options for On-Demand Scans and Updating
Schedule tasks easily with McAfee VirusScan for Mac. You will save time and help keep tasks from being forgotten. You can also schedule full disk scans to run at convenient intervals, such as overnight or during off-peak hours. The manual option of McAfee VirusScan for Mac or the scheduler task can be used to scan disk volumes and folders to search out hidden threats.

· Always Up to Date with eUpdate
McAfee VirusScan for Mac automatically downloads updates from the McAfee web site for full compliance and the latest protection against viruses, worms, and other malicious code. You'll find it easy to schedule daily or weekly automatic updates, resulting in automatic updating and cleaning that protects against infected Internet downloads, and prevents countless hours of wasted time expended to recover and recreate lost work.

· Easy-to-Use Interface
McAfee VirusScan for Mac uses Apple's Mac OS X Aqua user interface, which provides users with a familiar, easy-to-use interface. The McAfee VirusScan for Mac OS X Aqua interface makes configuration more intuitive for new users, while providing powerful and customizable options for power users.

· McAfee Avert Labs
Our leading researchers combine world-class malicious code and anti-virus research with intrusion prevention and vulnerability research expertise. McAfee Avert Labs protect you with cures developed through the combined efforts of McAfee Avert researchers and McAfee Avert AutoImmune technology, which applies advanced heuristics, generic detection, and ActiveDAT technology to generate cures for previously undiscovered viruses.

· McAfee Solution Services
Along with our McAfee SecurityAlliance partners, McAfee offers a wide variety of services to help you assess, plan, deploy, tune, and manage your security.

· Technical Support
Make sure that everything runs smoothly during and after installation with flexible programs from McAfee Technical Support. Our highly skilled and certified security specialists have a wealth of knowledge and resources to meet your security needs.. McAfee-Antivirus Software and Intrusion Prevention Solutions.



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