Release Notes

McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac 2.0

About this release
New features
Files included with this release
Installation instructions
Known issues
Find product documentation

About this release

Thank you for using McAfee® Endpoint Protection for Mac. This document contains important information about the current release. We strongly recommend that you read the entire document.

New features

Here is the list of features included with this release of the product.

Feature Description
New Stateful Desktop Firewall protection

The stateful filtering and network packet inspection validate each packet for different connections against predefined rules, holding the connection attributes in memory from beginning-to-end.

Default corporate firewall policies

Helps to create firewall rules for your organization quickly.

Regular and Adaptive firewall mode

Regular mode — When the network packet adheres to a rule's condition, the associated action defined in the rule is executed. If no matching rule is found, the network packet is blocked.

Adaptive mode — When the network packet matches a rule's conditions, the associated action defined in the rule is executed. If no matching rule is found, the network packet is allowed and a rule is created to allow similar packets later.

Domain Name System (DNS) block

Blocks access to unwanted domains.

Stateful FTP Inspection

Desktop firewall automatically creates dynamic rules for FTP data connections, by actively monitoring the FTP commands on the control channel.

Location Awareness rules creation

Creates separate rules for locations, such as office or home network.

Common ePolicy Orchestrator extension for HIPS & Mac Desktop Firewall

Ensures same policies can be enforced on both Mac and Windows endpoint, using the common extension.

Grouping rules

Create rules and group them for easier management.

Option to disable the local 4:45 p.m. anti-malware update task from ePolicy Orchestrator

By default, this Anti-malware and DAT files update is scheduled at 4.45 pm local time every day. You can disable this option from ePolicy Orchestrator on a managed Mac.

Mac will show status as secure if a feature is turned off from ePolicy Orchestrator.

When a protection feature is turned off from the ePolicy Orchestrator, the security status of the managed Mac will appear as "Your Mac is secure".

Auto migration of existing ePolicy Orchestrator policies, tasks, and reports during the extension upgrade.

When the extensions are upgraded, the existing ePolicy Orchestrator policies are migrated and the existing reports are upgraded to the new version automatically.

5600 Engine support

Pre-packaged with latest 5600 engine.

Improved performance

Completes scan faster and with less resource and make sure that resources are consumed only when the feature is used.

Power management

Minimized battery consumption.

Support for Spanish Language

The product is now available in Spanish language.

Revamped product guide

Provides additional information about the product and its features.

Files included with this release

This release contains the following files.

EPM200-RTW-XXXX.dmg — Standalone installer. — ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.x deployment package. file that contains: — Endpoint Protection for Mac 2.0.0 Anti-malware extension. — Endpoint Protection for Mac 2.0.0 Anti-malware reports extension. — Endpoint Protection for Mac 2.0.0 Application Protection extension. — Endpoint Protection for Mac 2.0.0 Application reports extension. — Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS) firewall extension and later. file that contains:

EPM_200_ Product_Guide_<locale>.pdf — McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac — Product Guide for the corresponding locale.
EPM_200_ Release_Notes_<locale>.html — McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac — Release Notes for the corresponding locale.
NoteBased on the locale you are installing this product, refer to the respective file. For example:
en-us — English
de-de — German
es-es — Spanish
fr-fr — French
ja-jp — Japanese

Installation instructions

For information about installation, see McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac Product Guide.

Once the installation is complete, the existing network connections on your Mac will be dropped and needs to be re-initiated. Make sure that you close all applications that are using the network, before installing the software.
Similarly, all existing connections will be dropped when desktop firewall protection is enabled.

Known issues

For known issues in this product release, refer to KnowledgeBase article KB77914.

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