McAfee Web Gateway

McAfee Web GatewayMcAfee Web Gateway — the #1 rated anti-malware solution for Web 2.0 threats — analyzes the nature and intent of all content and code entering the network via requested web pages, providing immediate protection against malware and other hidden threats.

Unparalleled threat protection — Powered by layered security that combines local and cloud-based protection, you can count on McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware Engine for automatic malware protection and up-to-the-moment McAfee global reputation intelligence to stop zero-day threats, spyware, and targeted attacks — without a signature — before they can enter your network. Granular control stops the threat, such as an infected iframe, while still enabling access to the rest of the site. McAfee combines this local, real-time intent analysis with comprehensive McAfee anti-virus protection to quickly block known viruses, giving organizations complete coverage and optimal performance.

Granular application control — Get point-and-click control for nearly 1,000 web applications and granular function control within those applications. From social and streaming media to file sharing and anonymizing, enable the applications you want, manage how they are used, and control what information is shared.

Powerful safeguards against data loss — Scan user-generated content on all key web protocols, and prevent confidential or suspect information from leaking out of your enterprise through blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 applications and sites.

Easy, efficient management — With Web Gateway, you can stop deploying and managing multiple standalone web products. Web Gateway integrates numerous protections, from web filtering and anti-malware to SSL scanning and content control, all with a simplified management footprint and a flexible policy engine. Therefore, you can share a single security policy across protections and protocols, and meet the needs of your entire organization, enhancing protection while saving time and money.

Agile infrastructure and performance — Web Gateway includes a high-performance, enterprise-strength proxy that provides the flexible authentication, administration, and authorization controls required by today’s most-demanding enterprises and service providers. Numerous deployment options — from appliances and blades to VMware — ensure Web Gateway scales to your environment needs.

Features & Benefits

Get the industry’s best protection

Use proactive intent analysis to filter out malicious content from web traffic in real time. By scanning a web page’s active content, emulating and understanding its behavior, and predicting its intent, McAfee Web Gateway proactively protects against zero-day and targeted attacks. Outbound malware detection identifies and isolates existing infections phoning home, and prevents sensitive data from leaving the organization through Web 2.0 sites.

Use layered security to enhance protection

Web Gateway combines local protection from McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware Engine, its powerful, proactive intent analysis, with cloud-based McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) to provide advanced protection. For both URL categorization and security-focused web reputation, choose between on-premise and cloud lookups, or opt to use a combination of both for optimal protection and performance. Additional protection through McAfee file reputation cloud-based virus lookup capabilities enable Web Gateway to provide greater protection while optimizing security on a single platform.

Extend management with a powerful policy engine and granular application control

A powerful policy engine enables unmatched flexibility and control in creating and applying policy, supporting the multi-tenancy needs of the largest enterprises and service providers. Web Gateway also extends this flexible control to web applications. Beyond simply allowing or denying access, Web Gateway provides granular function control within nearly 1,000 web applications, including popular social and streaming media, file sharing, and anonymizing applications.

Block data loss

Keep confidential information from leaking out of your organization by scanning user-generated content on all key web protocols. Have advanced data loss needs? Rely on Web Gateway to integrate with McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions.

Protect encrypted traffic

Close the new backdoor through your security barrier with fully integrated malware detection, SSL inspection, and certificate validation directly on the Web Gateway appliance.

Leverage powerful reporting tools and customizable dashboards

Identify your organization’s usage trends, isolate problems, document inappropriate web activity, and comply with regulations with powerful reporting capabilities and integration with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform. Use this information to tailor filtering settings to best enforce your web-usage policies.

System Requirements

Model WG4000

  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Processor: Dual core
  • Processor cache: 1 MB
  • Disk: 500 GB SATA
  • RAID level: N/A
  • Power supply: 350 W
  • Interfaces: 3 x 10/100/1000

Model WG4500

  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Processor: Dual core
  • Processor cache: 4 MB
  • Disk: 2 x 300 GB SAS
  • RAID level: Yes
  • Power supply: 400 W
  • Interfaces: 3 x 10/100/1000

Model WG5000

  • Form factor: 1U rack mount
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Processor: Quad core
  • Processor cache: 12 MB
  • Disk: 2 x 300 GB SAS
  • RAID level: Yes
  • Power supply: 2 x 650 W (hot swap)
  • Interfaces: 4 x 10/100/1000

Model WG5500

  • Form factor: 2U rack mount
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Processor: 2 x 6 core
  • Processor cache: 12 MB
  • Disk: 6 x 300 GB SAS
  • RAID level: Yes
  • Power supply: 2 x 750 W (hot swap)
  • Interfaces: 4 x 10/100/1000

Solution Briefs

Learn how the McAfee Hybrid Service Delivery Architecture provides a blueprint for adopting any or all service delivery platforms — integrated appliances, virtual appliances, or hosted services—without scrimping on deployment flexibility, security, or savings.

The McAfee Web Gateway appliance is the first line of defense for any organization to protect against evolving malware threats.

McAfee Web Gateway uses next-generation proactive intent analysis to filter out malicious content from web traffic in real time.

McAfee Web Reporter provides a real-time view of web traffic, allowing enterprises to refine and enforce Internet use policies and ensure compliance.


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