Gartner Research

McAfee Vulnerability Management Products

Published: 29 August 2007

ID: G00203346

Analyst(s): Eric Maiwald


McAfee's vulnerability management products include Foundstone, Policy Auditor, and Remediation Manager. These products offer agentless and agent-based products for identifying and remediating vulnerabilities. Individually, the products show strength in ticketing and remediation rollback, but different approaches to features such as exception handling and risk reporting expose the lack of integration between them. In this Product Profile document, Senior Analyst Eric Maiwald examines the features and shortcomings of the McAfee vulnerability management products.

Table Of Contents


  • History
  • Impact of Recent Acquisitions
  • Integrated Management
  • ePolicy Orchestrator Information
  • Risk Calculations
  • Exceptions
  • Workflow
  • Remediation Rollback Capability
  • Audit of Administrator Actions
  • Bottom-Line Assessment

The Details

  • Asset Discovery
  • Vulnerability Identification
    • Foundstone
    • Policy Auditor
  • Classification and Prioritization
  • Exception Handling
  • Workflow
  • Remediation
  • Management Capabilities
    • Foundstone Management System
    • Policy Auditor and Remediation Manager Management System
  • Standards Support
  • A Worked Example
  • Pricing
  • Other Points of Integration
  • Roadmap


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