Network Security Platform deployment - an overview

The process of setting up and running Network Security Platform falls into these basic stages:

  1. Deciding where to deploy McAfee® Network Security Sensor (Sensor) and in what operating mode
  2. Setting up your Sensors for the desired deployment mode(s)
  3. Installing the Manager software and establishing Sensor-to-McAfee® Network Security Manager (Manager) communication
  4. Configuring your deployment using the Manager
  5. Viewing and working with data generated by Network Security Platform
  6. Tuning your deployment
  7. Updating your signatures and software

Each of these stages consists of a number of tasks; some are simple, some are complex. You will generally perform steps 1 through 3 only once per Sensor.

For information on how to deploy Virtual IPS Sensors, proceed to Virtual IPS Sensor deployment .