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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

McAfee is a good solution if you're in a medium/large company and if you're looking for a solution that can be customized and expanded. I also recommend if you have the most common log sources on your environment, since McAfee supports the major log sources (but lack a lot of small vendors).In my opinion, I wouldn't recommend McAfee for small companies, since it's not that easy to manage and maintain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

I think Symantec Endpoint Protection provides very good protection from all kind of threats. Due to the lean interface, it is sure easy to use. However, set up and start up is time-consuming. It can cause old computers to slow down during start up. Overall, it does perform at the top level as a business-level endpoint protection solution. I feel very safe while working at the office as I've never encountered any issues with this software before. Any kind of spyware or malware is defeated instantly by the help of this up-to-date database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
9.0
Symantec Endpoint Encryption
Centralized event and log data collection
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
9.0
Symantec Endpoint Encryption
Correlation
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
8.4
Symantec Endpoint Encryption
Event and log normalization
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
9.2
Symantec Endpoint Encryption
Deployment flexibility
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
8.4
Symantec Endpoint Encryption
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
10.0
Symantec Endpoint Encryption
Custom dashboards and views
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
8.1
Symantec Endpoint Encryption
Host and network-based intrusion detection
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
9.7
Symantec Endpoint Encryption

Pros

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

  • McAfee Enterprise Security Manager has a large library of pre-made correlations that reduces the amount of work needed to make it functional.
  • This is a core McAfee product that is still getting support.
  • It has a substantial amount of compatibility and integration with other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

  • Ease of use for end users. The outlook add in helps with encryption.
  • The auto encrypt rules are very intuitive and work every time.
  • Encryption strength.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

  • If there is a requirement to integrate into other vendor products i.e. (log sharing) then this was very cumbersome.
  • Integration of vulnerability scanning that is available in other vendor products would be a good addition.
  • When integrating all of Intel's products a third party consultancy is usually required, where other vendor products can be configured without this additional cost.
Philip Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

  • The process to set up a user account is a real pain. Symantec requires the user answer a bunch of security questions if they need to reset their password, but no one ever remembers the answers to the questions that they selected.
  • Since we use this for remote users who don't always connect to our VPN, when they change their network password it isn't always reflected in Windows and the Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) passwords frequently get out of sync. When the user eventually does connect to the VPN, they do sync and really throw the user for a loop in which passwords to use.
  • We found a huge problem with SSDs where an encrypted drive operated twice as slow as a mechanical drive. I believe this was addressed in a later release.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager 6.9
Based on 2 answers
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager overall is a great tool. It is effective in today's setting, wherein lots of potential threats are lurking. Its operations within the network are seamless. Users won't even notice that a SIEM is working in the background. But in today's trend, most of the businesses is heading towards the migration to cloud, which McAfee should improve its integration with.
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

We selected McAfee Enterprise Security Manager because the pricing is competitive in the industry. It is very reliable. The vendor offers good support in real time. Offers the results that we have been looking for. The ability to get the logs may be of last 2 years in a matter of seconds. The ability to retain logs for a very long time.
Neil Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

We needed a tool to manage BitLocker and FileVault and this product does both. Also, we needed a product to manage our self-encrypting drives (OPAL drives) and things work great
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

  • McAfee Antivirus is not a leader in the field and I don't recommend this product.
  • HIPS and Encryption are easy to manage.
  • Great tool for enterprise deployments.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

  • Keeps our company compliant with HIPPA and other requirements that our customers have.
  • Does not affect user's day to day work.
  • Increased security for mobile employees.
Dennis Larson ASC STS SSE+ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

General

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

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
8.3
Symantec Endpoint Encryption
8.8

Support Rating

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
6.9
Symantec Endpoint Encryption

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