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Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee MDP

The program really excels at basic mobile protection against malware and viruses. It offers some unique features as its anti-theft application that can help keep mobile devices from being used by unauthorized users. It works well when providing basic security for mobile devices out in the field or in remote work situations. However, it companies may need more extensive or additional security applications to ensure adequate protection
Bruce Emmerling | 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

Pros

McAfee MDP

  • The program does well with virus and malware scanning abilities.
  • It also has a unique anti-theft feature that can help secure mobile devices.
  • The program offers multiple privacy roles that allows sharing of different levels of access to applications.
Bruce Emmerling | 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 MDP

  • The program could use some improvement in its setup and installation process.
  • Another area needing improvement could be its interactive interface.
  • Perhaps a learning tutorial or guide could be added to the application.
Bruce Emmerling | 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

Alternatives Considered

McAfee MDP

McAfee Mobile Data Protection offers basic security measures for mobile computing devices without a high cost or extensive training. However, it also may lack some needed features such as data encryption utilized by other products. While its interface is not perfect, it is easier to learn than more feature robust products on the market.
Bruce Emmerling | 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 MDP

  • McAfee Mobile Data Protection provides a fairly easy and low cost security measure for providing basic to medium security for mobile devices. While not perfect, it does it basic job fairly well.
  • The program may require a bit of a learning curve for some end users with its interface and installation processes. This may require some additional training or support.
  • The program lacks some of the more advanced data protection abilities found in other competitor products. The result may be a need for additional security applications.
Bruce Emmerling | 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 MDP

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

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