Data Sheet
McAfee Network Security Platform I-Series
The industry’s most advanced and proven intrusion prevention solution
Faster time to protection. Faster time to resolution. Faster time to confidence.
Key Advantages
Enterprise-wide coverage
single industry-proven device
provides comprehensive, proactive
network and system security
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More visibility and enforcement
through integration
• Integrates with McAfee Vulnerability
Manager and ePO to give you
on-demand visibility to critical host
details, threats, and risk relevance
Fast, accurate decisions
time-to-protection and
time-to-confidence with real-time
security that’s not just automated,
but actionable
McAfee® Network Security Platform delivers knowledge-driven security that’s
integrated, automated, and actionable. Only Network Security Platform combines
network and system security infrastructure, providing class-leading threat protection
from 100 megabits (Mb) to beyond 10 gigabits (Gb). Install the appliance and start
blocking threats immediately. Get full visibility of events through the Network Security
Manager dashboard, and integration with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™) and
McAfee Vulnerability Manager lets you manage risk and enforce compliance with
less effort.
• Improve
Reliable, network-class platforms;
next-generation network protection
• Performance from 100 megabits
(Mbps) to two gigabits (Gbps)*
• Highest port density
Operational efficiency
between McAfee
network, system, risk, and
management products saves time
and IT resources
• Collaboration
Ease of deployment
the Network Security Manager
appliance and built-in installation
wizards, installing the Network
Security Platform takes a few
minutes. The ports on the appliance
are configured as in line by default
with a well-tuned default policy
applied that is ready to block critical
threats.
• Using
Comprehensive support for packet
encapsulation decoding
• IPv6
• V4-in-V4, V4-in-V6, V6-in-V4 and
V6-in-V6 tunnels
• MPLS
• GRE
• Q-in-Q Double VLAN
High availability
two fail-open
• Hardware fail-open
• Failover
• Layer
*Our M-series platform supports up
to 10 Gbps
Reliable protection for every networked device
How intelligent is your network security?
Traditional intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are
point products fraught with false positives and
overwhelming alert logs. Their lack of coordination
means valuable hours are lost to redundant
management processes. Many PC-based solutions
don’t scale under attack, and few offer the control
to mitigate patch pressures.
That’s why more than 4,500 of the most demanding
enterprises and service providers have selected
McAfee Network Security Platform to protect their
networks and network-connected devices.
Integrated network and system security
McAfee Network Security Platform is the perfect
fit for enterprises that need real-time security
confidence with multi-gigabit performance and
integrated, enterprise-wide network and system
security. Network Security Platform’s knowledgedriven security empowers you to automatically
manage risk and meet compliance—while enhancing
operational efficiency and reducing IT effort.
Network Security Platform collaborates with
McAfee Vulnerability Manager (formerly McAfee
Foundstone®), McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, and
McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention. It is also a key
component of the McAfee network access control
(NAC) solution, McAfee Unified Secure Access.
Network Security Platform gives you more of the
things that matter to your business—protection,
visibility, efficiency, enforcement, and value. Absolute security confidence
Network Security Platform protects all networkconnected devices with a combination of IPS
and internal firewall that overlaps and integrates
protection and extends firewall defenses to
the internal network. It correlates signatures,
anomalies, denial of service (DoS), and distributed
denial of service (DDoS) information to accurately
block attacks before they reach their intended
targets. Dynamic threat and vulnerability updates
ensure continuous protection.
Network-class platform with multi-gigabit
performance
The Network Security Platform portfolio of purposebuilt appliances delivers cost-effective, highperformance reliability for all company locations
from branch offices to the network core. Network
Security Platform is simple to set up and easy to
use. Policy templates can be set up in a matter of
minutes and are efficiently managed and updated
through a centralized, browser-based console.
Network Security Platform’s enviable quality and
performance exceed carrier-class standards and make
it the only IPS to hold the NSS Group’s Multi-Gigabit
IPS certification. And you get carrier-class reliability
with the highest port density on the market.
Data Sheet
McAfee Network Security Platform
Real-time business protection
• Prevent attacks while reducing costs
and downtime
• Protect your data and infrastructure
• Meet compliance initiatives
Protect your systems
protection for unpatched
systems
• Proactive protection for zero-day
attacks
• System-aware intrusion prevention
system (IPS) with McAfee ePO
integration
• Host IPS/virus/spyware event visibility
• Proactive
Protect your network
protection
• Adaptive rate limiting
• Comprehensive infrastructure
protection
• IPv6
Regulatory and policy compliance
• Real-time vulnerability awareness
and compliance reporting
• Risk-aware IPS with McAfee
Vulnerability Manager integration
• Behavior-driven host quarantine
• Enforce internal and regulatory policy
McAfee Network Security Platform I-Series
Mitigate patch anxieties and enforce
your policies
You are in control. With Network Security Platform,
you insulate systems from risk while you validate
and deploy patches. You can control traffic and
apply unique policies and protections to a network
segment, a collection of hosts, or even a single
system. It’s flexible, too, so that you can deploy
patches when you are ready and set up policy
enforcement to meet your organization’s needs.
Complete your solution with the optional NAC addon software, and turn your IPS into a NAC device
that offers both pre- and post-admission control
and identity based-access control, along with host
quarantine and enforceable access policies.
Industry-proven network security device
Surround your enterprise with proven McAfee
security, backed by 24/7 research at McAfee
Avert® Labs. Scale up your protections to carrierclass performance with one integrated network
security solution.
Accurate, enterprise-wide threat prevention
• Protect your enterprise from known, zero-day,
DoS, DDoS, SYN flood, and encrypted attacks,
and threats like spyware, Voice over IP (VoIP)
vulnerabilities, botnets, malware, worms, Trojans,
phishing, and peer-to-peer tunneling
• Improve accuracy through use of multiple
advanced detection methods, including
signature, application, and protocol anomaly;
shell-code detection algorithms; and nextgeneration DoS and DDoS prevention
• Parse more than 100 protocols and review more
than 3,000 high-quality, multi-token, multitrigger signatures with stateful traffic inspection
• Get proactive blocking for hundreds of attacks
straight out of the box with pre-configured policies
• Receive continuous threat updates 24/7 from the
global research team at McAfee Avert Labs
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) integration
real-time visibility of actionable system host
details, including host name, user name, OS,
patch level, media access control (MAC) address,
last scan date, protection details, and the top
host IPS, anti-virus, and anti-spyware events
• Synthesize and filter data from multiple tools to
create custom reports
• Get
Real-time risk-aware network
security platform
• Integration with McAfee Vulnerability Manager
provides auto-import of multiple vulnerability
data points and regular or on-demand scans to
accurately determine threat relevance
Adaptive rate limiting
Network Security Platform uses real-time,
protocol-based rate limiting to apply application,
protocol type, and port-based bandwidth
controls and improve quality of service
• Prioritize business-critical traffic and block
unwanted and risky applications
•
Certification by NSS Group
Network Security Platform is the only network
IPS solution that has received the NSS Group’s
Multi-Gigabit IPS certification •
Proven manageability and availability
Simple, centralized, web-based management
of Network Security Platform appliances and
policies includes:
Fourteen ready-to-use, predefined IPS security
policy rule templates
• Integrated user authentication support to external
databases, including Radius, LDAP, and TACACS
• McAfee Network Security Manager offers
always-on management, automated failover
and fail-back, and disaster recovery of critical
configuration data
• Network Security Manager software is provided
at no cost for managing up to two Network
Security Platform appliances
• Network Security Central Manager provides
hierarchical management for centralized control
of policy viewing, modification, and distribution
to support large or geographically dispersed
sensor deployments
• High-availability configuration allows transparent
layer 7 stateful failover, avoiding a single point
of failure
•
Data Sheet
McAfee Network Security Platform I-Series
Network Security Platform Specifications I-Series
Sensor Hardware
Components
I-4010
I-4000
I-3000
I-2700
I-1400
I-1200
Network location
Core
Core
Perimeter
Branch office/
perimeter
Branch office
Up to 2 Gbps
Up to 1 Gbps
Up to 600 Mbps
Up to 200 Mbps
Up to 100 Mbps
1,000,000
500,000
250,000
80,000
40,000
12/4
12
2
—
—
—
—
6
4
2
Dedicated response ports
2 FE
2 FE
3 FE
1 FE
1 FE
Dedicated Management ports
1 FE
1 FE
1 FE
1 FE
1 FE
External fail-open control ports
6/2
6
1
—
—
Console and aux ports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in network taps
No
No
Yes (for FE ports)
Yes
Yes
Fail-open
Optional
Optional
Yes (for FE ports)
Yes
Yes
Fail-close
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes (for FE ports)
Yes
Yes
In-line mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Port clustering
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1,000
1,000
100
32
16
Traffic monitoring on activeactive links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Traffic monitoring on activepassive links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Monitoring of asymmetric
traffic routing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (optional)
Yes (optional)
Yes (optional)
No
No
Device failure detection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link failure detection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Performance throughput
Maximum concurrent
connections
Ports
Gigabit Ethernet detection ports
Fast Ethernet (FE) detection
ports
Mode of operation
Span port monitoring
Tap mode
Number of virtual IPS systems
High availability
Redundant power
Data Sheet
McAfee Network Security Platform I-Series
Sensor Hardware
Components
I-4010
I-4000
I-3000
I-2700
I-1400
I-1200
2RU Rack
mountable
17.44(W) x 3.44(H) x 23.00(D)
2RU Rack
mountable
17.44(W) x 3.44(H) x 23.00(D)
1RU Rack
mountable
17.32(W) x 1.65(H) x 10.5 (D)
1RU Rack
mountable
17.32(W) x 1.65(H) x 10.5(D)
47 lbs.
47 lbs.
47 lbs.
17 lbs.
15 lbs.
350w
350w
250w
100w
100w
Physical
Dimensions
2RU Rack
mountable
17.44(W) x 3.44(H) x 23.00(D)
Weight
Power
Power consumption
Temperature
0° to 40° C (operating) 0° to 70° C (non-operating)
Relative humidity (non-condensing)
Operational: 10 percent to 90 percent
Non-operational: 5 percent to 95 percent
Altitude
0 to 10,000 feet
Safety certification
UL 1950, CSA-C22.2 No. 950, EN-60950, IEC 950, EN 60825, IEC 60825, 21CFR1040 CB license and
report covering all national country deviations.
EMI certification
FCC Part 15, Class A (CFR 47) (USA) ICES-003 Class A (Canada), EN55022 Class A (Europe), CISPR22
Class A (Int’l)
Sensor Software Components
Stateful traffic
inspection
Signature
detection
Anomaly
detection
I-4010
I-4000
I-3000
I-2700
I-1400
I-1200
IP defragmentation and TCP
stream reassembly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Detailed protocol analysis
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asymmetric traffic monitoring
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protocol normalization
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced evasion protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Forensic data collection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protocol tunneling
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protocol discovery
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Stacked VLAN
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User-defined signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Real-time signature updates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistical anomaly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protocol anomaly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Application anomaly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Sheet
McAfee Network Security Platform I-Series
I-4010
I-4000
I-3000
I-2700
I-1400
I-1200
Threshold-based detection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Self-learning profile-based
detection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5,000
5,000
300
120
100
Stop attacks in progress in real
time
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drop attack packets/sessions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Host quarantine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Initiate TCP reset, ICMP
unreachable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Packet logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automated and user-initiated
prevention
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Encrypted attack Stops encrypted attacks in real
protection
time
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Internal firewall
Blocks unwanted and nuisance
traffic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Granular security policy
enforcement
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
High availability Stateful failover
Yes
Yes
Yes (for FE
ports)
Yes
Yes
Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Same for all
models
Same for all
models
Same for all
models
Same for all
models
Same for all
models
DoS detection
Maximum DoS profiles
Intrusion
prevention
Command line interface (console)
Manager communication
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