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89 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Symantec Endpoint Security

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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Symantec Endpoint Security ranks higher in 1 feature set: Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

7.0

McAfee Endpoint Security

70%
7.9

Symantec Endpoint Security

79%
Symantec Endpoint Security ranks higher in 5/7 features

Anti-Exploit Technology

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
36 Ratings

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
8.5
85%
38 Ratings

Centralized Management

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
40 Ratings

Hybrid Deployment Support

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
28 Ratings

Infection Remediation

6.1
61%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
39 Ratings

Vulnerability Management

5.7
57%
6 Ratings
7.8
78%
35 Ratings

Malware Detection

7.4
74%
6 Ratings
8.3
83%
40 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • McAfee Endpoint Security is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

McAfee Endpoint Security

77%
13 Ratings
7.1

Symantec Endpoint Security

71%
69 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

McAfee Endpoint Security

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Symantec Endpoint Security

91%
4 Ratings

Usability

McAfee Endpoint Security

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Symantec Endpoint Security

91%
5 Ratings

Availability

McAfee Endpoint Security

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Symantec Endpoint Security

90%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

McAfee Endpoint Security

77%
10 Ratings
2.2

Symantec Endpoint Security

22%
23 Ratings

Implementation Rating

McAfee Endpoint Security

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Symantec Endpoint Security

64%
2 Ratings

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security is a well-rounded product that provides a significant amount of functionality and covers many of our endpoint needs without needing to resort to multiple vendors that might clash in unpredictable ways when ultimately deployed to the endpoints in our estate. The default policies are adequate and tuning these requires some time as with all similar EDR products but the product is flexible enough to allow very granular whitelisting/blacklisting which is great. Low resource requirements are also fantastic and we've not had many complaints from developers who were getting slowed down when compiling complex code with other previous solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • The virus and spyware protection has worked well for us, catching several things and quarantining the items or cleaning them.
  • The virus definitions very rarely fail to update for the users, so I feel confident that my client machines are kept up to date.
  • I like the report I get daily telling me about threats found and action taken without having to login to the console to look it up myself.
Debbie Johnson | 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • The system should have a better ability to auto repair, if an item is malfunctioning it should auto reinstall.
  • The cloud platform and the server do not talk well to each other and it would be great to get the same data on both platforms, this may be due to version though.
  • It seems the whitelisting on the cloud platform could use some work.
Sean Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

McAfee Endpoint Security

General

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

Starting Price

Symantec Endpoint Security

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

McAfee Endpoint Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Best of Breed. Symantec Endpoint Protection beats all other end point products I have used, tested and seen in presentation at this point in time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

McAfee Endpoint Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.1
Based on 5 answers
Symantec Endpoint Protection centralized management console provides easy to follow, clean, and modern HTML5 based interface. All functionality required to manage Symantec Endpoint Protection is available and presented through this management interface. The Symantec Endpoint Protection provides many roles out of the box and presents relevant information based on the user role. Symantec Endpoint Protection can benefit from further scripting/automation interface development.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

McAfee Endpoint Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've used it for years and the software is easy to use. The dashboard is easy to read, and you can easily figure out where to go to troubleshoot or deploy software. Symantec is there for emergencies like backup restoration or file retrieval. It's pretty low maintenance. Symantec is there when your IT infrastructure needs it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

McAfee Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security 7.7
Based on 10 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 2.2
Based on 23 answers
Support is completely awful! You can never get anyone to help if you can even find a number to call. The support web portal is a joke and their response time if you're even able to submit a ticket is ridiculously slow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

McAfee Endpoint Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 6.4
Based on 2 answers
Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security offers very similar features to the above products, they all do the same thing in terms of protecting your endpoints against cybersecurity threats. Installation wise the products all install from a central management system and report back to this for central reporting. Ultimately we choose Symantec as the reseller was able to offer additional incentives which made their pricing very competitive.
Tony Ryan | 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • The ROI from deploying this has led to fewer security issues which reduces costs.
  • Keeping track of security issues and how the were remedied is easier.
  • Deskside support can work with end users easily if something is triggered and this allows us to not have to overstaff.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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