Notice of Enhancements to McAfee SaaS Solutions

To increase the overall security, usability and functionality of our cloud-based security services, Intel Security has implemented several enhancements to McAfee® SaaS Email Protection and Continuity, McAfee® SaaS Email Archiving, and McAfee® SaaS Web Protection effective Monday, March 23rd.

The major enhancements include:

McAfee SaaS Email Protection

  • Updated Email Anti-Virus Engines: As part of our ongoing commitment to provide industry-leading malware protection, our “Triple AV” capability is now a standard feature of the service.

Triple AV includes:

  • McAfee AV
  • McAfee WormTraq 0-day engine
  • Industry-leading 3rd party AV engine

Please note that no action is required and AV scanning is enabled by default.

  • New Spam Classification Option for Inbound Filtering: “Enable spam flood prevention” has been added to policy options, improving effectiveness against high-volume, short-lived spam campaigns. This option is now enabled by default in all inbound policies for both new and existing customers
  • Spam Detection Improvements: Ongoing improvements to the spam detection capabilities of the service are being updated on a continual basis.

McAfee SaaS Email Archiving

  • Updated Outlook Add-in for Email Archiving: A new version of the Email Archiving Outlook Add-in has been released.

McAfee SaaS Web Protection

  • McAfee Client Proxy (MCP) Secret Key Management: To provide administrators with the flexibility to reset their “secret key” used for MCP deployment, we have added an option to reset this key in the SaaS Control Console. With this option, downtime can be minimized when moving to hybrid deployment if the original secret key has been lost.
  • Mac OS X End User Flexibility for MCP:  End-users with MCP on Mac OS X devices can request a temporary bypass key for web filtering. This requires deployment of MCP to OS X devices via McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). Temporary bypass keys are not available for Windows users.
  • New Fields in Audit Trail Reporting: The Audit Trail reporting option within the SaaS Control Console for Web Protection now includes log policy changes, MCP policy changes, and MCP secret key resets.
  • Removal of MCP User Identification Utility: the legacy MCP User Identification Utility has been removed from the SaaS Control Console.  The functionality provided by the utility has been replaced by both the Directory Services Connector capabilities and the ability of MCP itself to provide live group membership details.
  • Removal of WDS Connector link: The WDS Connector is no longer available for download from the Control Console. While existing deployments using the WDS connector will still remain functional, administrators are advised to use McAfee Client Proxy or IP Authentication in its place.

Discussions surrounding this release or other product related topics can be found on the McAfee Product Communities for SaaS Email Security and SaaS Web Security.

by Netcom Enterprises