While other companies require you to buy multiple products, McAfee provides you with affordable comprehensive integrated perimeter protection for your network in a single, easy-to-use product. Viruses such as "I Love You" and "Melissa" propagated via email at an unprecedented rate, creating a trend in virus distribution that forced IT departments to find cost effective ways of dealing with email borne viruses and outbreaks. The only way to stop many of today's costly Internet-borne viruses is through extremely high levels of compliance with a strictly defined anti-virus security policy. Internet Gateway protection is a key component of the overall anti-virus policy solution. Scanning for viruses should be performed at the Internet Gateway where a virus can be stopped before entry into the network, minimizing any damage to business critical systems. The McAfee WebShield e500 Appliance is an integrated solution, combining award-winning anti-virus software with high performance hardware, delivering virus protection and cleaning in a configure-and-forget system that quickly resolves your major virus security worries.
As an appliance, the McAfee WebShield e500 Appliance represents an excellent solution for companies that wish to protect their networks from external virus threats, but want to avoid the time and expense of identifying, purchasing and integrating hardware, operating system and software components from separate vendors. With the 1U rackmount WebShield e500, McAfee is able to deliver a one-stop-shop for your company's gateway anti-virus protection. The McAfee WebShield e500 Appliance scans for viruses on SMTP, HTTP, FTP and is the first anti-virus gateway solution to scan POP3. Installed behind any firewall - the McAfee WebShield e500 Appliance is firewall independent - viruses and malware are scanned, without impacting the performance of your firewall or email servers. Your network and your users are therefore protected when browsing the Web, downloading files or checking their private email boxes.