Settings that migrate

Endpoint Security enables you to migrate settings for the most recent versions of supported McAfee legacy products installed on your Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Migration requires a Threat Prevention License extension for the operating system platform. The Migration Assistant checks for a Mac and Linux License extension before enabling the option to migrate Mac and Linux settings.

  • Automatic migration
    • Migrates the entire System Tree or a single group and its subgroups.
    • Migrates these settings and retains assignments:
      • Host IPS Catalog
      • Policies and client tasks for all supported Windows products
      • (Optional) Some policy settings for supported Mac products
      • (Optional) Some policy settings and client tasks for supported Linux products
  • Manual migration
    • Lets you select the Host IPS Catalog, policies, or client tasks to migrate.
      Tip: Best practice: Migrate the Host IPS Catalog immediately before the McAfee Host IPS Firewall policies to ensure that they remain synchronized.
    • Lets you edit policies during the migration process, if needed.
You can migrate these objects for the following legacy products.
Product versions that migrate (all patch levels) Settings that migrate
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8
  • Policies — You can migrate workstation policies, server policies, or both if you have both defined.
  • Client tasks
McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention Firewall 8.0
  • Host IPS Catalog — Renamed Firewall Catalog in Endpoint Security.
  • Firewall and General policies
McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0
  • IPS Rules policy:
    • Excluded Application Protection Rules
    • IPS Exceptions
    • Custom signatures
    • McAfee-defined signatures supported by the Exploit Prevention policy
  • IPS Protection policy
McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise 3.5
  • Policies
  • Client tasks
McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac 2.3

McAfee VirusScan for Mac 9.8

  • Anti-malware policy:
    • On-access Scan
    • Exclusions: On-access Scan
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 2.0.2
  • On-Access Scanning policy
  • On-Demand Scanning client tasks

If unsupported product versions are installed, upgrade them to supported versions before proceeding with migration. See the legacy product documentation for upgrade instructions.