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|•||Installing and verifying the extension|
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New and updated features in the current release of the software are described below:
|Advanced Reporting Group||Perform selective threat-asset reporting by creating groups of systems based on groups or tags and threats based on tags. For example, determine the impact a specific set of threats are having on your server class machines or assets belonging to a specific business unit.|
|User-defined countermeasures||Specify countermeasures that are not integrated with McAfee Risk Advisor. Declare a user-defined countermeasure to consider a set of assets as protected against a set of threats during analysis.|
|Suppressions||Suppress a selection of threats for a selection of assets to perform analysis based on your requirements. The selected threat-asset combination is temporarily excluded from analysis.|
|Countermeasure override||Override a countermeasure for selected assets from an asset-centric page to consider them as not protected by the countermeasure during analysis. For example, override McAfee Network Security Platform countermeasure declaration for an asset.|
|McAfee Application Control integration||Import application inventory and countermeasure data from McAfee Application Control.|
|Patch Tuesday reports|| Generate and view Patch Tuesday specific reports using the Security Bulletin dashboard and additional Patch Report queries to make decision on patching efforts and assess the effectiveness of patching operations over a period of time.
The MRA: Security Bulletin Dashboard includes the following monitors:
|McAfee Network Security Platform focused queries||Create and run these additional McAfee Network Security Platform queries:
|Enhanced automatic responses||Configure actions to take when specific events occur in your environment, including: asset-based events and risk score-based events.|
|Enhanced what-if analysis||Select systems based on groups or tags to perform the what-if analysis.|
|Enhanced search capability||Perform Quick Search based on threat filters in threat-centric pages.|
|Localization||Product and threat data are localized in two languages: Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish; and documentation in six languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Spanish, French, and German.|
This release supports a full installation of the product as well as an upgrade from the previous versions.
|•||ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5 patch 4 or later|
|•||ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6|
Supported managed products
McAfee Risk Advisor analyzes data from the following managed products that are integrated with ePolicy Orchestrator through their product extensions.
|Managed product||Required extension|
|McAfee® Application Control||Solidcore extension 5.0.2 or later|
|McAfee® Host Intrusion Prevention||7.0.0 or later|
|McAfee® Network Security Platform||Rogue System Detection 2.0.2 or later|
|McAfee® Policy Auditor||5.3.0 or later|
|McAfee® Vulnerability Manager||Foundstone 6.8.0 or later|
|McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise||No extension required|
Rollup reporting requirements
Master refers to the reporting server and slave refers to the server from where the data is to be rolled up. The following master-slave server combinations are supported:
|Product||Master version||Slave version|
|ePolicy Orchestrator||4.6.x||4.6.x or 4.5.x|
|McAfee Risk Advisor||2.7||2.7 or 2.6.x|
Microsoft SQL 2005 or 2008
|•||McAfee Risk Advisor does not function properly if Microsoft SQL 2005 is running in SQL 2000 Compatibility Mode. Any customization to the Microsoft SQL Server installation should follow the best practice guidelines provided by the database vendor.|
|•||McAfee Risk Advisor does not support the use of SQL Express.|
|•||The database user must have sysadmin privilege.|
|•||Make sure that the database collation is SQL_Latin1_General_Cp1_CI_AS.|
|•||(Optional) For application data reconciliation, SQL Server's Full Text Search must be installed and the service running prior to the McAfee Risk Advisor install or upgrade.|
Disk Space Requirements
McAfee Risk Advisor requires a minimum of 4 GB free disk space for the database. The actual disk space required depends upon the number of assets being managed by the ePolicy Orchestrator server. For database sizing guidelines, refer to the McAfee Risk Advisor 2.7 Database Sizing and Resource Usage Guide.
|1||Close the ePolicy Orchestrator console.|
Run the installation program for McAfee Risk Advisor, Setup.exe.
If this is an upgrade, a message appears about the upgrade. Click Yes to continue.
In the Setup Requirements screen, verify that the message All required applications were found appears, then click Next.
If this message does not appear, cancel the installation and install the applications specified, then run the McAfee Risk Advisor installation program again.
|4||In the Welcome screen, click Next to display the license agreement screen.|
|5||From the drop-down lists, select a license type and the location where the product will be used. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement, then click OK.|
|6||If this is an upgrade, skip to the next step. Otherwise, in the Choose Destination Location screen, accept the default location or browse to another location, then click Next.|
|7||In the Set Administrator Information screen, provide the ePolicy Orchestrator global administrator user name and password, then click Next.|
From the list that appears in the Set Optional Information screen, select the appropriate options and click Next. Options are:
|9||In the Start Copying Files screen, review your installation settings, then click Next to continue.|
|10||When the installation is complete, click Finish.|
Verify that McAfee Risk Advisor is upgraded with all the features selected during installation.
For known issues in this product release, refer to KnowledgeBase article KB73805.
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