Cylance Smart Antivirus vs. McAfee Total Protection (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cylance Smart Antivirus
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Blackberry Cylance offers Cylance Smart Antivirus, a Windows and Mac OS compatible smart antivirus designed to provide basic protection as well as protect against new, never before seen malware.N/A
McAfee Total Protection (discontinued)
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
McAfee's Total Protection included antivirus and antimalware offerings for home and small businesses or home offices. This product line is not a focus for Trellix, the brand formed from the merger of McAfee and FireEye that offers business grade products. Trellix Endpoint Security is the company's product line for business endpoint security.
$24.99
per year (2 year subscription, 5 devices)
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Multi-Device
$24.99
per year (2 year subscription, 5 devices)
Individual
$29.99 ($79.99)
1st year price (subsequent years)
Family
$29.99
per year (2 year subscription, 10 devices)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
BlackBerry
Cylance Smart Antivirus is well suited for the typical office user. It can be very restrictive if you do not tune it properly and can cause many issues. When tuned and set up properly it is appropriate for 95% of use cases. The last 5% are ones that have the capabilities of bringing an organization down if it is not tuned properly.
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I think McAfee is great to have whether it's for work or for personal use. While it has some drawbacks, I like the peace of mind of feeling safe when I'm browsing the web/email, especially when my computer has sensitive/confidential information, knowing that McAfee will immediately detect any threats. The UI is extremely easy to navigate, which makes it easy for users regardless of how tech-savvy they are.
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Pros
BlackBerry
  • Blocking Scripts
  • Stopping remote exploits
  • easy to install
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  • Excellent protection of all internet connected assets on our VPN.
  • Constant updates of needed security patches that ensure our network and systems are protected from current and emerging/potential threats.
  • Prompt and reliable customer service that provides needed answers and expertise in a crisis.
  • Strategic whitepapers on emerging cyber threats and McAfee solutions to resolve them before they become a problem for my team or our clients.
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Cons
BlackBerry
  • Better functionality to whitelist on the Application.
  • Easier to setup Mobile Settings
  • Easier to understand logs
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Discontinued Products
  • Price - Extremely high price tag for many of the solutions.
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Likelihood to Renew
BlackBerry
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
McAfee has consistently delivered on its stated goals of providing comprehensive protection for our networks and systems. Due to their excellent work and follow through I have been, and will continue to be a loyal customer.
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Alternatives Considered
BlackBerry
Cylance was the first AI scanning-based AV on the market. While Webroot was competitive we found Cylance to be the better solution.
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I haven't used Norton for a while, but when I did use it I felt that it slowed down my computer and had constant pop-ups, which were both equally frustrating and annoying. It was also very difficult to remove from my computer. Malwarebytes is a great, straightforward program I've used for virus scanning. It's pretty bare bones but I think if you just want something to scan for viruses it gets the job done quickly and reliably. In my opinion McAfee offers similar benefits as Norton but its more intuitive and doesn't impact system performance.
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Return on Investment
BlackBerry
  • Too much time to manage.
  • Too many false positives.
  • Too much lost productivity.
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Discontinued Products
  • Blocks unsafe websites
  • Virus detection and removal
  • Protects sensitive data
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