Sophisticated hackers and malicious code attacks require new, centrally managed defenses beyond anti-virus. McAfee's market-leading desktop firewall and intrusion detection software provides this new line of defense. As Internet and VPN connections multiply, corporate networks have become increasingly porous to threats and intrusions. McAfee Desktop Firewall acts as your desktop traffic cop, allowing only trusted applications to connect to and from your desktop. It stops damaging traffic from hackers, malicious code, distributed denial of service attacks, and other attacks that imperil your data and your network. The administrator can set McAfee Desktop Firewall to operate in the background so the user won't even know it's there.
McAfee Desktop Firewall inspects inbound and outbound traffic on your computer, and then allows or blocks connections based on policies for addresses, ports, protocols, and applications. These policies can be set by a user or locked down by an administrator. McAfee Desktop Firewall p