The McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware Engine: Protecting Users From Emerging Malware Threats

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Executive Summary

Malware is a sophisticated business. Unlike the good old days when attacks were perpetrated by individual malcontents, today's malware developers are organized into sophisticated, disciplined teams. What's more, they are constantly probing and refining their attacks to inflict maximum damage or reap the highest profitability - or both. This white paper, authored by the McAfee network security business unit's anti-malware team, recaps the latest threats seen throughout 2007 and the first half of 2008, and introduces to the McAfee gateway anti-malware engine and the technologies it uses to combat today's and tomorrow's threats. The McAfee gateway anti-malware engine (or McAfee anti-malware engine) is a multi-platform engine incorporated into McAfee's web gateway products, such as McAfee Web Gateway (formerly Webwasher).

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