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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

Excellent enterprise grade solution with full features to perform any security scenario. Available licenses that can be customized to suit the security needs. Backed by Cisco Talos security centre that provides IPS and security signatures to keep the business protected at all times. Backed by manufacturer support and excellent help desk resources.
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

It provides great web security and will protect your devices against viruses and malware when paired with other security software and hardware. For instance, we have multiple layers of security set up so if McAfee misses something then one of our other barriers will catch the infection or intrusion before it reaches the network. I would not suggest using this product as a standalone agent because I do not think it will be as effective when working by itself. The dashboard also makes it convenient to manage devices, policies, and settings from wherever you are so it's an ideal solution for any IT department to use. I would just suggest using something else as a backup so your network isn't left vulnerable.
Roberta Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.5
McAfee Endpoint Security
Identification Technologies
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.9
McAfee Endpoint Security
Visualization Tools
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.6
McAfee Endpoint Security
Content Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.4
McAfee Endpoint Security
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.3
McAfee Endpoint Security
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.1
McAfee Endpoint Security
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.6
McAfee Endpoint Security
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.5
McAfee Endpoint Security
VPN
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.1
McAfee Endpoint Security
High Availability
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.7
McAfee Endpoint Security
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.5
McAfee Endpoint Security
Proxy Server
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.7
McAfee Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.2
Anti-Exploit Technology
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.5
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.8
Centralized Management
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
McAfee Endpoint Security
8.7
Hybrid Deployment Support
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.9
Infection Remediation
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.5
Vulnerability Management
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.0
Malware Detection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.7

Pros

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

  • Its very fast
  • Cisco products are generally very stable.
  • Cisco is on top of bug fixes.
  • You get well built hardware at this price point.
  • Compatibility with most 3rd party equipment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

  • The detection level is better than Windows defender.
  • The e-policy orchestration management console that comes with it enables us to oversee the devices remotely, run scans on the endpoints, and update their virus definitions forcibly.
  • It sends regular updates and therefore each endpoints stays safe individually.
  • Furthermore, it has a very easy to understand interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

  • The integration between ASA/Firewall functions and SourceFire functions could use some work.
  • Some little glitches in the interface which require refreshes or additional clicks.
  • Cost is high but it is likely because you're now buying two products in one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

  • My biggest flak with McAfee Endpoint Security is that it is quite resource-intensive. It does tend to make the system a little slow. You get security at the expense of your machine's speed.
  • Even though the drive encryption makes the system more secure, it takes a lot of time to first enter the very long password, and then for it to decrypt the whole machine. This sometimes clashes with Windows update and causes a lot of complications which leads to boot loops.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's overall very great, however the Management Console needs updating to fix the slowness of policy and rule deployments.
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Cisco support is not at all suitable for this product, at least. It takes a long for them to help us with our server issues. A lot of the time, the customer support person keeps on redirecting calls to another person. They need to be well versed with the terminologies of the product they are supporting us with. Support needs a lot of improvement. Cisco Fire Linux OS, the operating system behind Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire), also doesn't receive regular patches. In short, average customer service.
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security 7.5
Based on 8 answers
The support is pretty good, and I haven't had any issues with getting the highest quality technical support when there are issues. Tech support representatives that I have dealt with know the product quite well and have solved many issues that I have had with the product in the past. The only issue I have with support is that it can be quite expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

We selected Firepower after evaluating all features in nonproduction environment and validated against other similar vendors such as Fortinet, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Sophos and Watchguard. NGFW provides flexibility in selecting the licensing model and is very cost-effective, easy to integrate with third-party tools and applications and offers user-friendly control.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

If you have Cisco tools and equipment globally in place and just for the clients additionally McAfee you should have a deeper look. We wanted to install end-2-end security over all networks and hardware. This was a big point for Cisco. For a managed client team, Cisco is a step which they do not want in the first round.
Ralf Richter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

  • Not having security levels on the Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) negatively impacted when we cutover.
  • It has been rock solid in the running, has not been any downtime.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Endpoint Security

  • The first thing is protection. According to my career I have to always deal with the internet. If I was not a user of this software many times I would have lost all of my documents due to a virus attack. Many times we plug USB devices to a PC and after scanning the USB I saw many threats using this software. So if I am not a user of this software I would have lost my documents many time. Thank you McAfee Endpoint security!
  • Another thing is this software is always concerned about our privacy. It means this is not only a virus blocker it’s anti-hacker software. They place extra effort to our privacy. They auto detect email and block the emails which email trying to steal our data.
  • Another thing is the save our passwords. So we don’t have to waste our time to type passwords we can simply enter an account through facial recognition or fingerprint. So no one can access my account without my permission. It’s helped make my work easy and I don’t have to memorize my password.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

McAfee Endpoint Security

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.9
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.8

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
McAfee Endpoint Security

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.5

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