McAfee SaaS End of Life

Intel Security announced that it will end of life (EOL) its McAfee email security solutions including:

  • McAfee Email Gateway (appliance hardware, virtual appliance, and blade servers)
  • McAfee SaaS Email Protection and Continuity
  • McAfee SaaS Email Encryption and
  •  McAfee SaaS Email Archiving

You can get more information on this here: McAfee Email Security Solutions End of Life Frequently Asked Questions

Sentinel Cloud Service Brokers many alternatives for McAfee customers looking to replace McAfee SaaS products.


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Barracuda Email Security

McAfee Saas Email Protection and Continuity

Virus Protection

As virus attacks become more sophisticated and complex, email infrastructure requires advanced virus protection. The potential for the destruction and release of information or the disruption of a network severely impacts productivity and can lead to financial loss.

The Barracuda Email Security Service scans email and incoming files using three powerful layers of virus scanning technology.  It also decompresses archives for complete protection. Powerful virus definitions are automatically updated to maintain the most up-to-date protection against email-borne viruses.


Spam Protection

With a long-standing heritage in spam protection, Barracuda Networks remains the leader in identifying and blocking spam. A comprehensive set of security layers ensures that organizations remain productive in the face of evolving threats.

The Barracuda Email Security Service leverages Barracuda Central to identify email from known spammers and determine whether domains embedded in email lead to known spam or malware domains. It leverages many of the same industry-leading techniques found in the Barracuda Spam Firewall that protect against attempts to embed text inside images with the intent of hiding content from traditional spam filters.


Barracuda Central

All Barracuda products are supported by Barracuda Central, a 24×7 advanced security operations center that works continuously to monitor and block the latest Internet threats. Barracuda Central collects data from more than 150,000 collection points worldwide and analyzes it to develop defenses, rules, and signatures. As new threats emerge, Barracuda Central is quick to respond to early outbreaks and delivers the latest definitions through Barracuda Energize Updates. These updates require zero administration and ensure that the Barracuda Email Security Service provides comprehensive and accurate protection against the latest Internet threats.


Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Protection

Not every attack is focused on planting a virus or getting users to send their credit card number or to click on a malicious link. Often, the objective of the attack is focused on disabling a network or mitigating its effectiveness. As a cloud-based service, the Barracuda Email Security Service is positioned to stop spammers before they overload an email server.


Email Spooling

The Barracuda Email Security Service ensures that email can still be delivered even during email server failures or loss of connectivity. In the event of email server disruptions, email can be spooled in the Cloud Protection Layer for up to 96 hours. An alternate destination can also be specified for delivery, if delivery to the primary destination fails.

During email server outages, the email for all mail servers is visible through the Cloud Protection Layer.  From the message log, you can see the status of all spooled emails, and whether mail has been re-delivered.


Elasticity of the Cloud

As a cloud service, the Barracuda Email Security service is continuously updated with definitions in real time with updates from Barracuda Central. The elasticity of Barracuda’s global cloud infrastructure provides the flexibility to handle email surges during specific periods of the day and during Denial of Service attacks, while keeping threats from ever reaching a network.


Cloud-Scaled Email Security

The Barracuda Email Security Service offers a number of encryption features. It is fully integrated with a cloud-based email encryption service for outbound email. Email that matches policy is securely sent via TLS to the Barracuda Message Center.

The Barracuda Message Center uses AES with 256-bit keys to encrypt emails. To encrypt email traffic between sites over the Internet, the Barracuda Email Security Service supports SMTP over TLS. This can be used between organizations that leverage a Barracuda email security solution or other email servers that support SMTP over TLS.


Outbound Filtering

Outbound filtering prevents organizations from being put on spam block lists and prevents sensitive data in email from leaving the organization. Employees can inadvertently cause internal systems to become a source for botnet spam. Using a subset of its defense layers, the Barracuda Email Security Service’s outbound filtering stops outbound spam and viruses. It also lets administrators enforce content polices for data loss prevention (DLP) and to meet other content standards in outgoing email. Predefined filters and custom policies can be used to detect sensitive data and block or encrypt email.


Cloud-Based Central Management

The Barracuda Email Security Service is integrated with the Barracuda Cloud Control (BCC) web-based management portal, which leverages Barracuda’s global cloud infrastructure to enable organizations to centrally manage all their devices through a “single pane of glass” interface. Administrators gain a global view of all their devices or services as well as centrally manage policies and configuration. The simple interface makes it easy for organizations to implement and manage the service with minimal IT overhead.

Simplified Management

An intuitive web interface makes administering the Barracuda Email Security Service easy and straightforward. With no hardware to install, Initial deployment takes less than 30 minutes.

While the default settings are often all that many organizations ever need, the Barracuda Email Security Service has a broad range of settings that can be customized to meet special requirements. For example, some email sources can be whitelisted to bypass filtering, while other sources can be blacklisted for complete blocking. Administrators can customize filters independently for inbound and outbound email to selectively prevent passage of email content that is sensitive in nature or contrary to an organization’s objectives and standards.

ZixGateway Email Encryption


ZixMail® is an easy to use desktop email encryption solution that makes it simple to securely send and receive sensitive information. It can be used with any corporate or web-based email system. Optional plug-ins are available for full integration with Microsoft Outlook®.k.

Cirius Secure Messaging


Ideal for individuals and businesses with less than 10 users, ZixMail is a desktop email encryption solution that encrypts and decrypts emails and attachments with a single click.

Feature zix_gateway_logo zix_gateway_logo zix_mail_logo cirius
Implementation On-Premise Hosted Hosted Hosted
Annual cost per user Request Quote From $48 From $85 From $96
Ease of use; no recipient software to download Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secure email & email attachments Yes Yes Yes Yes
Policy Based Email Encryption Yes Yes Yes
Email Tracking Yes
Reporting Dashboard Yes Yes
Data Loss Prevention Yes
Brand-able with ZixPort Yes
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Why Email Encryption?

In August 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will implement an integrated mortgage disclosure rule that makes it mandatory for creditors and their agents to safeguard nonpublic personal information (NPI). Hence, it is no longer acceptable to conduct unsecure email exchanges with NPI.

In addition, the American Land and Title Association (ALTA) published a list of best practices that state a privacy and information security program should be adopted and maintained to protect NPI.


The August 2015 implementation of the CFPB’s integrated mortgage disclosures makes it mandatory for creditors and their agents to safeguard sensitive information such as nonpublic personal information (NPI). In addition to CFPB’s regulation, American Land Title Association’s Best Practices state that a privacy and information security program should be adopted and maintained to protect NPI. Hence, it is no longer acceptable to conduct unsecure email exchanges with NPI. This is why title and settlement companies are looking for solutions that not only will make them compliant with the new requirements, but also will maintain ease of use for their staff, their partners and, above all, their clients.

Email encryption makes the contents of email, both the text and any attachments, indecipherable to unauthorized individuals. Encryption is used while the emails are in transit, that is, while they are passing through the public Internet, so that if an unauthorized individual intercepts an email while it moves across the Internet it cannot be read. Also, if human error causes a leak where client NPI is sent to the wrong recipient, that recipient will be unable to read the NPI. The greatest benefit of encrypting emails in transit is that the emails are protected while exposed to the Internet.

The beauty of email has always been its ease of use. Unfortunately many email encryption “solutions” force senders and email recipients to use a special key to encrypt and decrypt every single email, thus dramatically slowing down business operations and creating a threat to profitability. Plus the sheer hassle factor for users make such solutions non-viable in most business settings. This complexity and inconvenience has previously prevented the wide spread adoption of email encryption.

In using email encryption, your company can now take advantage of innovative solutions that not only secure email if it’s intercepted over the public Internet, but do so without requiring any extra steps from employees, customers and partners. This kind of email encryption solution integrates with your normal workflow. Encryption and decryption happen automatically and invisibly, keeping your business flowing and allowing your company to protect email as it travels outside your network.

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