Network Security Platform Overview

McAfee® Network Security Platform [formerly McAfee® IntruShield®] is a combination of network appliances and software that accurately detects and prevents intrusions, denial of service (DoS) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and network misuse. McAfee Network Security Platform combines real-time intrusion detection and prevention for the most comprehensive and effective network security system.

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Item Description
1 Network Security Manager (Manager)
2 Network Security Sensor (IPS Sensor)
3 McAfee Update Server
4 Web clients accessing the Manager server
5 Manager Disaster Recovery (MDR) server
6 Alert notification - email, pager, script generation