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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

Because it can be installed/updated via a group policy/patch management software, I think that Symantec Endpoint Protection is best suited for very large environments that need an added layer of protection from malicious attacks. It's probably not well suited for smaller environments that may be using older machines as it seems to take up a lot of resources to scan and run.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security
7.3
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Anti-Exploit Technology
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.9
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.9
Centralized Management
McAfee Endpoint Security
8.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.7
Infection Remediation
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Vulnerability Management
McAfee Endpoint Security
6.2
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Malware Detection
McAfee Endpoint Security
7.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2

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

  • Removing dead clients from the console. This is nearly impossible to do, and makes keeping the console clean a very difficult task.
  • Poorly tested versions are sometimes released that cause serious issues for users. This ranges from browsers malfunctioning to BSOD errors.
  • Malware detection is good but not great. We are not confident in SEP by itself to neutralize malware threats. It's detection rate just isn't high enough for next generation and zero day threats.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 9.0
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 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 7.4
Based on 22 answers
I've called a few times and the support is great. They help me walk through the issues that I was having and even remotely connected to my server and show me how the fix the issue. I hope the support doesn't change since they were bought by Broadcom.
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 Protection stacks up to the competition very nicely. It does have all the features of the competition except the licensing model is a lot cheaper than the other products. For our large scale environment, it allowed us to effectively manage a high volume of machines for a decent cost. It also receives timely updates and the company has a solid reputation for customer service and satisfaction.
Sam Figueroa | 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 objective of Symantec Endpoint Protection is to provide protection from viruses and Symantec has done just that.
  • It is definitely a positive ROI. Since implementation, we have had zero infected machines. Symantec is worth every dollar spent.
  • It is very hard to find an Antivirus software that can protect a machine while using very little resources and having very little impact on the end users. Symantec does all of these very good.
Ramesh Ramrattan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

McAfee Endpoint Security

General

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

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
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

McAfee Endpoint Security
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Usability

McAfee Endpoint Security
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Reliability and Availability

McAfee Endpoint Security
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Support Rating

McAfee Endpoint Security
8.0
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.4

Implementation Rating

McAfee Endpoint Security
Symantec Endpoint Security
6.4

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