Does McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention for desktops need ePolicy?
Posted on 2008-06-23
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