McAfee holds a very reputable name in the cyber industry. It is imperative to understand that apart from impressing users, McAfee has also largely satisfied cyber critics, who initially used to discredit McAfee entirely. The antivirus has redesigned its interface and has attained credibility in the last few years.
However, McAfee still doesn’t offer many high-tech features such as dark-web monitoring, yet, it does propose few standard features such as mobile protection, firewall, Uniform Resource Locator filter, encryption-based storage for the sensitive files, secure way of deleting non-required content, complete VPN coverage with no-data cap for a solitary device, firewall, etc.
The most significant aspect of McAfee antivirus software is its price. It is incredibly affordable and is valid for users who are not interested in high-tech features, and they want software that can give standard protection at a basic price.
Now, let us explore our main topic.
What Is a McAfee MOVE AntiVirus?
McAfee MOVE AntiVirus is a specialized antivirus software custom-designed to provide optimum security for virtualized environments. The primary purpose of McAfee MOVE AntiVirus is to provide security for virtual servers and desktops. Some of the features provided by McAfee MOVE AntiVirus are as follows-zero-day threat protection, seamless management and complete visibility, easy-to-understand console management, offload malware scanning, and protection against antivirus storms.
System Specifications of McAfee MOVE AntiVirus
Here, we are looking at some supported systems, environments, infrastructure, operating systems, and virtual security appliances.
1) Supported Client VMOS: Here, VMOS is a Virtual Machine Operating system. VMOS includes all operating systems supported by VMware vShield Endpoint Thin Agent. In fact, all iterations of VMware View and VMware Horizon View are eligible for a license from MOVE. It also needs to be added that Citrix XenDesktop (up to 7 generations) is also supported with MOVE.
2) Virtualized Environment: The supported virtualized environment for McAfee MOVE AntiVirus is “Hypervisors,” and “VMware” ESX/ESXi with versions 6.0 U2, 6.5, and 6.7.
3) Virtualization Infrastructure: The supported specifications include VMware products such as NSX Manager (with versions 6.3.3 onwards), ESXi (with versions 6.0U2, 6.5, and 6.7), vSphere Client (with versions 6.0U2, 6.5, and 6.7), vCenter (with versions 6.0U2, 6.5, and 6.7).
3) Standard VMOS (without client): The supported specification for standard Virtual Machine Operating System includes 64-bit sized SLES 12, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, 32-bit, and 64-bit sized Windows 7. The 2008 version of Windows SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows Operating System version 8,8.1,10 for both 32-bit and 64-bit, and the 2012 version of Windows along with R2.
Virtual Machine Hosting (for Security Virtual Appliance): The specification for the Control Processing Unit is 2vCPU with a central processing capacity of above 1.6 GHz.
In order to increase the speed, the random access memory should be around 2 GB or higher.
McAfee is still primarily used for mobile protection; however, its latest version of McAfee Total Protection has proven the fact that it can safeguard any system storing confidential information and can also provide at least some of the advanced features that some of McAfee’s competitors offer. Now, this McAfee MOVE AntiVirus has been tailor-made to provide standard system security to the virtualized environments.