Intel Security Will End McAfee SaaS Products – Now What?

Yes, everyone it’s been Confirmed. McAfee SAAS EOL. Intel Security will discontinue McAfee SaaS products.

News of Intel Security discontinuing McAfee products has people upset because admins will have to start all over for setup and configuration.

However, don’t worry! Here’s what’s going on and what to do next.
That’s right, this upcoming January 11, 2016, Intel Security will completely stop selling the popular McAfee SaaS (software as a service) Endpoint and SaaS Email protection and Archiving. If you’re an Intel McAfee customer, you probably received an email explaining your options, if not, we’re going to explain and help you understand what’s going on with Intel and McAfee.

Why is Intel Discontinuing McAfee SaaS products? McAfee logo

Intel has made a statement explaining why McAfee’s entering EOL. (end of life) To sum up their statement – they’re working to make an integrated system that has faster protection, detection, & correction. Basically, they’re currently taking extra steps investing in critical areas of security that will make sure endpoint and cloud data will be secure.
Sounds like they’re on top of all things security… Well, what were they doing before? It actually scares me to wonder how secure is it to continue using EOL McAfee Saas Products? Sure, Intel Security will keep offering support until January 11, 2021 but do you really want it? Perhaps it’s time to move on… Also, read what we recommend down below.

Intel Products to be Discontinued include:

All McAfee Saas Endpoint products will be discontinued together.

McAfee SaaS Endpoint and Saas Email Protection and Archiving
McAfee Security Center
Browser Protection and Content Filtering
Antivirus \ Anti-Spyware Protection
Firewall Protection

For a full list of SKUs that are a part of the McAfee EOL.

McAfee SaaS EndPoint EOL Timeline:

Intel Security Will End McAfee SaaS products:

  • End of Sale: January 11th, 2016
  • End of Life: January 11, 2019
  • End of Support: January 11, 2019

 

Do you want to continue using these McAfee products?

You will have to switch over to the new McAfee Endpoint Security platform.

 

Which McAfee Products will not be affected?

McAfee SaaS Web Protection is not affected and will still be sold and offered support. The good news is that there’s no news on Intel Security pulling the plug on McAfee Saas Web Protection anytime in the near future.

 

What should you do with your McAfee email security solution?

Intel Security has recommended transitioning to Proofpoint, their partner.

 

Yes, we also recommend moving to Proofpoint. Why was Proofpoint selected by Intel Security?

Proofpoint is a leader for secure email gateway. Proofpoint is also well known as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. They were selected as the top choice for email security in the 2015 Garmin Magic Quadrant report. Proofpoint also has more security rich features that Intel Security currently does not have. It has also been stated that Proofpoint is not only more security-rich, the transition to Proofpoint is also seamless. Further information about the partnership between Intel Security and Proofpoint will be coming soon.

 

Want to move ahead and Upgrade to Proofpoint?proofpoint logo

If you want to get ahead of the game and gain total peace of mind contact us today. We’ll get you migrated over to proofpoint.

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Intel Security Will End McAfee SaaS products

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