What’s new in the 2012 release

Releases can introduce new features and enhancements or update platform support.

Note: The product name for McAfee DLP Endpoint for use with MVISION ePO is now referred to as McAfee® MVISION Data Loss Prevention Endpoint (McAfee MVISION DLP Endpoint).


This release introduces new features or improves existing features:

DLP Getting Started feature

DLP Getting Started helps you configure your product quickly and helps protect your data immediately post-installation. Use this feature to add shared location details, and create your first rule and policy.

Support for integration with Microsoft Azure Information Protection

You can now add a Microsoft Azure server and information protection labels in DLP Policy ManagerDefinitions page.

  • For creating classifications, a Microsoft Azure RMS 3rd party tag is added to the classification properties options.
  • For file encryption, Microsoft information protection encryption option is added to the file encryption classification definitions.
  • You can apply the Azure RM reaction to Cloud, Removable Storage, Endpoint File System Discovery and Network Share Protection rules.

Classification Tester

You can now verify if a phrase or file is triggered with your classifications by running the Classification Tester. A new Classification Tester tab is added to the Classification page.

Outlook background processing for Email Protection

This release introduces background processing of emails in Microsoft Outlook, reducing the user impact when sending emails.

New settings in the Windows Client Configuration Policy Catalog allow you to configure the amount of time emails are processed in the foreground and background. A new pop-up message allows end-users to review emails that are blocked or to discard them.

Classification usage

You can now check which rules are using a specific classification in the new Classification Usage window in the Classification page.

Classification groups

New built-in classification groups for Finance, IT Security, Healthcare, and more, provide logical groupings for built-in classifications, and are now available in the Classifications List. You can also create your own classification groups.

Troubleshooting page in Policy Catalog

The new Troubleshooting page in the Windows Client Configuration Policy Catalog provides tips and guidance on actions that you can perform to aid in troubleshooting.

Logging events with Syslog

You can now send certain events using the Syslog protocol to a Syslog server. Configure the Syslog server in the Windows Client Configuration Policy Catalog on the Debugging and Logging page. The events are sent whether rules are configured to trigger the events or not.

McAfee is working toward feature parity with the on-premises McAfee DLP Endpoint product. The following options are not available in the 2012 release:

  • McAfee® Threat Intelligence Exchange (TIE) integration reporting application reputation based on SHA-256 in addition to SHA-1 and MD5.
  • Controlled obfuscation with permission sets.
  • Increased limits when updating multiple incidents in the incident management workspace.
  • Create a device template from an incident.
  • Allow an administrator to define and use custom incident status and resolution.
  • Add comments to an incident.
  • Customize incident column view, and save current incident filter.
  • Incident tasks
  • Incident Audit Log
  • DLP Case Management
  • DLP Operations
  • Advanced role-based access control, including dynamic permissions and access-control lists.
  • Tracking a user log-on against a single endpoint via the System Tree.
  • Support for on-premises RMS and Seclore in MVISION ePO.

Updated platform, environment, or operating system support

This release extends support to additional platforms, environments, or operating systems:

  • Microsoft Edge based on Chromium
  • Windows 10 20H2

You can get the latest information about supported platforms, environments, and operating systems from KB92445.

Release version

This release of McAfee DLP Endpoint for use with MVISION ePO is identified as version 2012, where the version identifier follows a yymm convention. For more information about using McAfee DLP Endpoint for use with MVISION ePO, see the McAfee DLP Endpoint for use with MVISION ePO Product Guide.