5 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100
11 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee Network Security Platform

McAfee Network Security does do what it promises, and it integrates nicely with other McAfee services my work computer has. Sometimes I do feel though that McAfee does hinder your computer/internet performance, but maybe it's a trade-off that's worth it. I do wish they would refine their threat detection so some websites that I don't think are harmful and want to visit for work purposes aren't blocked. There's been times where I google a question and a website has the answer but McAfee will block it. If you're in a position at a financial company like me, where you're dealing with sensitive/private information, it's important to have this type of software to protect data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

I think threat prevention on a certain level could be used in all Palo Alto deployments (even if just alerting without blocking).
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Download protection
  • Keeps you from harmful sites
  • Encrypts computer data
  • Prevents DDoS attacks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • The threat engine has constant updates for important threats.
  • Wildfire helps supplement the Threat engine to help protect against 0 day threats.
  • The way the threat engine can be added at different levels to different zones and policies helps to ensure business essential traffic can have policies that are tuned to ensure traffic will flow.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Sometimes can slow internet/computer speed
  • At times can stop software downloads that I don't deem harmful and need to download
  • May also block a website that isn't harmful that I wanted to visit because it has helpful information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Visibility into signatures and how they function/what triggers them would be very beneficial.
  • Lacking customizability compared to other tools.
  • Inability to write custom signatures easily and for traffic with small (less than 8 bit) signatures.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

McAfee Network Security Platform

No answers on this topic

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Protects information
  • Keeps viruses off of programs
  • Integrates seamlessly with other McAfee products on my computer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • New deployment hasn't been fully calculated yet.
  • With the addition of Panorama and central logging, event investigation has become more streamlined.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

McAfee Network Security Platform

General

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

General

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

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