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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.9

Trellix Endpoint Security (ENS)
Trellix Endpoint Security (ENS) Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Trellix Endpoint Security (ENS) protects the productivity of users with a common service layer and our new anti-malware core engine that helps reduce the amount of resources and power required by a user`s system.

McAfee and Trellix merged in October 2022 with the vendor name now Trellix.

MVISION Endpoint provides a range of threat detection and policy management capabilities including: Centralized management for Windows Defender Antivirus and Windows Defender Firewall. Policies defined in McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) or McAfee® MVISION ePO are applied to MVISION Endpoint, and Windows Defender Antivirus and Windows Defender Firewall. Threat alerts and the security compliance status of your endpoints are intuitively displayed, with filtering options available to provide information on specific threats and devices. Protection Workspace, a centralized dashboard which monitors unresolved detections, escalated devices, and resolved threats on your managed endpoints. Story Graph, a graphical tracing of endpoint threat detections which displays the process and file behavior that led to the detection.

The TRM decisions in this entry only apply to technologies and versions owned, operated, managed, patched, and version-controlled by VA. This includes technologies deployed as software installations on VMs within VA-controlled cloud environments (e.g. VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC)). Cloud services provided by the VAEC, which are listed in the VAEC Service Catalog, and those controlled and managed by an external Cloud Service Provider (i.e. SaaS) are not in the purview of the TRM. For more information on the use of cloud services and cloud-based products within VA, including VA private clouds, please see the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office (ECSO) Portal at:
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.5
Decision Date: 05/03/2023
Aliases: McAfee MVISION Endpoint, Trellix MVISION Endpoint
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Trellix
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/03/2023).