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Supported Platforms, Environments and Operating Systems for Network Access Control
Technical Articles ID:  KB67223
Last Modified:  02/04/2014
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Environment

McAfee Network Access Control 4.0, 3.x

 

Summary

As Microsoft releases new operating systems or Service Packs, the original McAfee Product Guides might not reflect the current McAfee support policy for those platforms. Most of the following information is available in the Product Installation Guides and Readme.txt files. However, some of the information is available only in Product Management Statements published in the McAfee KnowledgeBase.


Microsoft Windows supported operating systems
The following tables detail the McAfee products supported for use on Windows workstation and server operating systems. Only the most current versions are included because most customers upgrade to the latest service packs shortly after they are released.


Network Access Control (NAC) Server software requirements
The hardware requirements for the NAC manager and all server-side components are the same as for the ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 4.x server. For best performance, use the recommended hardware configuration for an ePO server, rather than the minimum configuration.


Release Date/Build information
Sales of NAC end in 2013, and the product reaches End of Support on April 15, 2014. To replace NAC, McAfee has selected ForeScout as a strategic partner to provide ForeScout CounterACT, which is a McAfee-integrated NAC solution. For more information, including the ForeScout CounterACT Migration Document, see KB76610


NAC version
Patch/Hotfix Build
RTW Date
EOL date Release Notes Known Issues Comments
4.0 Unpatched 4.0.0.306.15 July 2012 April 15, 2014 PD23868 KB75492 See KB76610
3.2 HF733715 3.2.1.166 May 2012 April 15, 2014     See KB75377.
3.2 Patch 1 Repost 3.2.1.156 August 2011 April 15, 2014 PD23173 KB72139 See KB76610
3.2 Patch 1 3.2.1.149 June 2011 April 15, 2014     Upgrade to the latest supported NAC version.
3.2 HF626711 3.2.0.888 April 2011 July 9, 2012     Upgrade to the latest supported NAC version.
3.2 Unpatched Repost 3.2.0.854
June 2010
July 9, 2012     Upgrade to the latest supported NAC version.
3.2 Unpatched 3.2.0.835
March 2010
July 9, 2012     Upgrade to the latest supported NAC version.



Network Access Control Client software requirements

Workstation Clients - Windows

Microsoft operating system
Microsoft Service Pack
NAC 4.0
NAC 3.2  Patch 1 Repost
Windows 8 BETA* - Yes* No
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
-
Yes
Yes
Windows Vista (64-bit)
-
Yes
Yes
Windows Vista (32-bit)
-
Yes
Yes
Windows XP Professional (64-bit) -
Yes
Yes
Windows XP Professional (32-bit) 2 or later
Yes
Yes
Windows 2000 Professional 4
Yes
Yes
*Support for Windows 8 BETA and 8 Preview build is included in Network Access Control 4.0.


Server Clients - Windows
Microsoft operating system
Microsoft Service Pack
 NAC 4.0
NAC 3.2 Patch 1 Repost
Windows Server 2012
- Yes No
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
1 or later Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2
- Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 Web
1 or later Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 1 or later Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 Standard 1 or later Yes Yes
Windows 2000 Advanced Server 4 Yes Yes
Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack 4 4 Yes Yes
Windows 2000 Terminal Services 4 Yes Yes
McAfee is due to add support for Windows 2012 Server to Network Access Control 4.0 via an update.


Workstation Clients - Mac
Mac operating system
NAC 4.0
NAC 3.2 Patch 1 Repost
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Yes No
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Yes Yes
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) Yes Yes


Workstation Clients - Linux

RedHat operating system
NAC 4.0
NAC 3.2 Patch 1 Repost
RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Yes Yes
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Yes Yes



NAC client hardware requirements

Hardware component
NAC 4.0
NAC 3.2 Patch 1 Repost
Memory (RAM)
512 MB or higher 512 MB or higher
Disk space
unknown 250 MB
Processor (CPU) unknown Pentium 2 350 MB or higher



ePO Support

NAC version
Patch/Hotfix ePO 4.6 ePO 4.5 Comments
4.0 Unpatched Yes Yes You need ePO 4.5 Patch 6 or later to be supported.
3.2 Patch 1 Repost Yes Yes -

 

Supported languages
NOTE: 
NAC 3.2 server does not support all of the languages that ePO supports.

NAC version
Supported Languages
3.2
Chinese (simplified)
Chinese (traditional)
English
French
German
Japanese
Spanish

The following languages under ePO are only supported in English under NAC 3.2:
  • Italian
  • Polish

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