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End of Life for McAfee SecurityShield for ISA Server and Webshield SMTP
Technical Articles ID:  KB61078
Last Modified:  01/27/2011


McAfee Webshield SMTP will reach End of Life on March 31, 2010 in accordance with the standard McAfee End of Support (EOS) policy. Read the following information as it might apply to you and your organization.

Customers purchasing WebShield SMTP as a standalone solution
If you purchased McAfee WebShield SMTP software as a standalone solution (not as part of a suite), the following options apply:
  • Prior to their renewal date, you can migrate to McAfee Email and Web Security Virtual Appliance software at no additional license cost. You can access the Email and Web Security Virtual Appliance software from the McAfee download website using your in-support (active) McAfee WebShield SMTP Grant Number.
  • When support for McAfee WebShield SMTP software expires, you must renew support for the Email and Web Security Virtual Appliance software (McAfee SKU EWVYFM-AA) to continue receiving support.

Suite customers deploying WebShield as part of a McAfee endpoint suite
McAfee WebShield SMTP software was included in the following McAfee product suites:
  • McAfee Active Virus Defense
  • McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint
  • McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint Advanced
Customers who purchased these product suites are not entitled to Email & Web Security Virtual appliance. If you purchased one of these suites, you have two options to protect your email from malware:
  • Included in the suites listed above are McAfee Email Security for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino. These solutions provide complete email malware protection and are deployed on email servers.
  • You can purchase a license and support for Email and Web Security Virtual Appliance. This solution provides far more protection that WebShield SMTP, offering protection from all malware, spyware, web-based threats and other targeted attacks.

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