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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

In large deployments, I have found Microsoft Forefront to be very effective at combating the majority of threats faced by our users. It provides the base platform for catching threats that would otherwise threaten our users and their data. If you have an environment that is under constant malware threat, then a secondary program may be needed as required.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security
7.3
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Anti-Exploit Technology
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.8
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.9
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Centralized Management
McAfee Endpoint Security
8.8
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Hybrid Deployment Support
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.8
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Infection Remediation
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.8
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Vulnerability Management
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.2
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Malware Detection
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.8
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

Pros

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

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

  • SCEP is a light weight client which is minimally impactful on the user end.
  • Forefront's management console provides excellent monitoring and reporting.
  • Setup and configuration is very easy.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

  • Malware detection is not quite 100%. We have to use a secondary program occasionally.
  • On low ram and weak CPU systems scanning can freeze the machine.
  • The same reporting tools that are on the console version, aren't on the client.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

McAfee Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security 8.0
Based on 6 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

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

The biggest advantage that MSF and SCEP provide over Norton is:One: Far less client overhead required. Both Norton and McAfee are highly intensive client side when in use. Two: We've had far better luck using the Microsoft system with its detection capabilities, versus the others. Three: It is tied right into the Microsoft updating system, which provides central updating capabilities of av/mal/windows updates.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

  • Less turnaround on virus based issues.
  • Helps reduce malware issues over time.
  • Can breed overconfidence in the system, so people don't always try a second tool.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

McAfee Endpoint Security

General

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

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee Endpoint Security
8.0
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
8.0

Support Rating

McAfee Endpoint Security
8.0
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

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