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Does McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention for desktops need ePolicy?

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Hi,

      I am not clear on McAfee's Host Intrustion Prevention software. Our company is running XP machines without a client\server environment. This particular LAN does not connect to the Internet. We were advised to use McAfee's HIPS solution version 6.1 however this requires ePolicy loaded on a Win2k or Win2k3 server.  Then HIPS send\recieves logs etc with the ePolicy server.
My question is:
Is there another product from McAfee that offers HIPS protection without the ePolicy module? I have found McAfee Host Intrusion Protect for desktops. Does this package offer security against hackers, worms etc without a client server environment? For instance, a user inserts a thumb drive with a virus.

Thank You, Missymadi
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Hi Missymadi

McAfee HIPS is exactly what it says on the tin, it's basically software based intrusion prevention

You can install the client files on your machines without ePO but there will be no reporting

If you want to protect against viruses then you would need a combination of VirusScan Enterprise and AntiSpyware which can be purchased as part of the Total Protection of Small Business or Enterprise packages available on the market today.

HIPS won't protect you from viruses, but it will protect you from hackers

Hope this helps
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Simon
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Hi Simon,

      Just to be clear to the auditors......I can install HIPS client w\o ePolicy and it will protect against hackers but there will not be any reporting to ePolicy of attempted intrusion attacks.

Thanks, MIssyMadi
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Hi MissyMadi,

Yes, that's correct, you can install HIPS client without ePO

It will protect against hackers and buffer overflow attacks, but not viruses

Cheers
Si
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