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Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

What I like the most is the fact that McAfee tries many different approaches to hit its target, securing the customers. Its feature-rich reporting, dashboarding, and deployment tools are very useful. The engine is just smarter and the processor performance is very much improved. Summary Centralized control of agents to prevent local users from overriding settings is very beneficial.
Anonymous | 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 ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Anti-Exploit Technology
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.9
Centralized Management
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.7
Infection Remediation
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Vulnerability Management
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Malware Detection
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2

Pros

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

  • Static malware scans for known bad processes and files works well and can be schedules on endpoints easily
  • Preventing users from accessing USB drives and other peripherals is easily configured. We can also allow users to access to USB drives with user codes for the times they need it for business reasons.
  • ePO provides access into our MSME software so that we're not managing many different products from different locations.
  • In recent years the console has gotten much easier to navigate even though there is a ton of information to be accessed.
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 ePolicy Orchestrator

  • Due to Microsoft Windows Updates, support and KB articles are a must.
  • Deployment tasks might need a lot of configurations before.
  • ePO upgrade requires a lot of preparation steps.
Tiago Mokwa | 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 ePolicy Orchestrator

No score
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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 ePolicy Orchestrator

No score
No answers yet
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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 ePolicy Orchestrator

No score
No answers yet
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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 ePolicy Orchestrator

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 8.5
Based on 4 answers
Overall, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator server is a great product that we have been using for years. Support for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator can sometimes be confusing. We first have to determine whether the issue is actually the server, or if it is an issue with the product being managed.
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 ePolicy Orchestrator

No score
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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 ePolicy Orchestrator

We selected McAfee EPO partly because we were already using McAfee VSE, but mostly because there are very few other AV management packages out there that offer the same level of enterprise management tools. That's where it really shines - deployment and management of AV in a large organization of Windows servers and workstations.
Anonymous | 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 ePolicy Orchestrator

  • Allows us to control threats which can mean less wide-spread virus issues
  • Allowed the service desk to make sure a computer is safe and up to date before adding it back to the domain. This saves the onsite team time because we can check on this remotely.
  • Using this product allows us to better manage all of the machines on and off the network.
Ashley Babiarz | 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 ePolicy Orchestrator

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 ePolicy Orchestrator
8.9
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Usability

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Reliability and Availability

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Support Rating

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
8.5
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.4

Implementation Rating

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
Symantec Endpoint Security
6.4

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