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macOS compatibility with McAfee products
Technical Articles ID:   KB90888
Last Modified:  10/30/2019


Multiple McAfee for Mac products

macOS Catalina 10.15.x
macOS Mojave 10.14.x
macOS High Sierra 10.13.x

NOTE: This article applies only to McAfee business and enterprise products. If you need information or support for McAfee consumer or small business products, visit https://service.mcafee.com.


Recent updates to this article:
Date Update
October 30, 2019 Updated the assigned Categories.
October 22, 2019 Catalina column updated with MCP support.
October 9, 2019 Footnote 5 added to state that File and Removable Media Protection (FRP) 5.1.1 is not currently available. Release has been postponed.
October 8, 2019 For macOS Catalina, updated FRP 5.1.1 and Management of Native 5.0.2 entries to General Availability (GA). Released on October 8, 2019.
September 16, 2019 macOS Catalina column updated to indicate support for DLP Endpoint.

McAfee is committed to supporting the macOS. We are working closely with Apple to make sure that McAfee security software and hardware products are fully compatible with macOS endpoints.

To ensure release quality, all new releases that Apple publishes for macOS releases require full validation by the individual product teams. The McAfee goal is to add same-day support for all macOS releases over time, for those products that do not currently offer this cadence.

NOTE: Late-breaking changes implemented by Apple to a release, or any unresolved compatibility issues raised by McAfee with Apple around a scheduled release, could lead to schedule changes. We will document any changes in this article.

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  • GA = General Availability
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Compatibility with macOS
McAfee Products Supported
High Sierra 10.13.x 1
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Mojave 10.14.x 2
(64-bit only)
Catalina 10.15.x 4
(64-bit only)
Minimum Supported Versions 3
Data Loss Prevention (DLP Endpoint) KB68147 11.0 11.0.430 11.3.30
Endpoint Security for Mac (ENSM) KB84934 10.5.0
10.5.5 10.6.5
ENSM Adaptive Threat Protection (ATP) 10.5.0 10.5.5 10.6.5
File and Removable Media Protection (FRP) KB81149 5.0.4 5.0.8 5.1.1 5
Management of Native Encryption (MNE) KB79375 4.1.3 4.1.5 5.0.2
McAfee Agent (MA)  KB51573 5.6.0

5.0.6 HF1211288
5.5.1 HF1248290
McAfee Client Proxy (MCP) KB74182 2.3.4 2.3.5 2.5.1
Customers who want to continue using High Sierra without upgrading to Mojave can continue to use the McAfee products listed in the High Sierra and earlier column, and stay protected. 

Based on the earlier communication from Apple regarding the migration of third-party applications to 64-bit, McAfee migrated the products listed under macOS 10.14.x, to 64-bit.

IMPORTANT: McAfee recommends that customers:
  • Upgrade the McAfee products that they use in their environment to the 64-bit version before they upgrade the macOS to Mojave.
  • Install the 64-bit versions in High Sierra or Sierra before they upgrade to macOS Mojave.
  • McAfee does not support the co-existence of 32-bit and 64-bit McAfee products. Migration to 64-bit applications is needed because of an operating system limitation; it can't co-exist with 32-bit legacy products. During the migration, there is an impact to local user interface capabilities for some of the 32-bit legacy products as outlined below.
  • When you migrate ENSM from 10.2.3 or 10.5.0 to 10.5.5, the following legacy versions of the products do not have any local interface capabilities until they are migrated to the 64-bit version:
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • File and Removable Media Protection
    • Management of Native Encryption
  • ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) manageability does continue for these legacy products. When these products are migrated to their 64-bit versions, the local interface capabilities are restored.
Minimum supported versions are the versions available at the time of the macOS release. For clarification on what later versions support this operating system, see the Supported Environments articles.
Based on the earlier communication from Apple regarding notarization of third-party applications, McAfee is notarizing the products listed under macOS 10.15.x.

IMPORTANT: McAfee recommends that customers upgrade the McAfee products that they use in their environment to the notarized version before they upgrade the macOS to Catalina.

  • McAfee does not support the co-existence of notarized and non-notarized McAfee products.
  • When you migrate ENSM from 10.5.5 (and later) to 10.6.5, the legacy versions of the following products do not have any local interface capabilities until they are migrated to the notarized version:
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Management of Native Encryption
    • McAfee Client Proxy
5 The release of FRP 5.1.1 has been postponed. This article will be updated when the release is posted to the Product Downloads site.

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