System requirements

Systems must have specific hardware and software to run McAfee Endpoint Security. Review the requirements before installing the product software to make sure that your installation is successful.

System and hardware requirements

This release supports deploying Endpoint Security to Windows operating systems. You can use McAfee ePO with McAfee Agent to manage Endpoint Security extensions 10.0–10.6 on Windows systems, and compatible client software on Mac and Linux systems.

For a complete list of current system requirements:

  • Endpoint SecurityKB82761
  • Endpoint Security for MacKB84934
  • Endpoint Security for LinuxKB87073 (Threat Prevention) and KB91326 (Firewall)

Supported and unsupported browsers

Product installation and Web Control features have been verified to function correctly on most versions of popular browsers. URL installation requires one of the supported browsers and an Internet connection.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 11 — Version 10 is supported only on Windows Vista.
  • Google Chrome — Doesn't support the Show Balloon option in Web Control.
  • Mozilla Firefox, version 56 and later
  • Safari — See KB84934.

The installation wizard works with the default security level for Internet Explorer. For other browsers, select a security level that enables Javascript. See the web browser's documentation for instructions to configure the security level if you must change it.

Microsoft Edge isn't supported.

Note: Because Chrome and Firefox release new versions frequently, Web Control might not work with a new update. A Web Control patch is released as soon as possible to support the changes from Google or Mozilla.

For the latest information about browsers that Web Control supports, see KB82761.

Supported security management platforms

Set up the management platform and place the network systems under its management. Check that the following requirements are met before proceeding with installation:

  • McAfee or another service provider has set up your account, installed server-side components, and sent you logon credentials for McAfee ePO Cloud.
  • An administrator has deployed McAfee Agent or later to managed systems. (McAfee Agent 5.5.0 is recommended.)

For the latest Endpoint Security management license and entitlement information, see KB87057.

Important information about McAfee Host IPS

The Endpoint Security 10.6 installation package includes McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention Content This content version is required by McAfee Host IPS and adds support for the new digital signatures introduced with Endpoint Security 10.5.3. The installation updates the content on systems running McAfee Host IPS with previous versions of the content.