Even The Best Antivirus Has Room For Improvement!
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 13, 2020

Even The Best Antivirus Has Room For Improvement!

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with McAfee Endpoint Security

Data security has become a very serious issue in the modern workforce. One has to be ready for all kinds of digital hacking attempts by your competitors and others who want to sell your information for money. For that, we have installed McAfee Endpoint Security antivirus in all of the machines of all the departments.
  • The fact that my laptop's full hard drive is encrypted and a very long is password is required after switching on the laptop to enter is quite reassuring in terms of security.
  • Never has my laptop been affected by a virus or malware. It quite often gets updates of the latest virus definitions that are wreaking havoc in the world.
  • 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.
  • I don't think one has to worry about the security of data and has peace of mind after installing McAfee Endpoint Security as it does a tremendous job as an antivirus.
  • The machines slowing down due to the software being resource-heavy has definitely led to a loss in productivity as the loading time of other software increases.
  • Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
We were using Microsoft Defender in the beginning as it was free and quite good. But as we got acquired by a large MNC, we were asked to switch to McAfee as we had to follow the company guidelines which takes data security very seriously and personally. I think the switch did help in ensuring new clients about how safe our platform was in terms of keeping their data.
Even though it is one of the best antivirus software out there in the market, there is still room for improvement. If they make the whole experience less resource-intensive so that one doesn't get to know that a virus is working in the background without disturbing, it will be a total winner for me.

Do you think McAfee Endpoint Security delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with McAfee Endpoint Security's feature set?

Yes

Did McAfee Endpoint Security live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of McAfee Endpoint Security go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy McAfee Endpoint Security again?

Yes

I think that small companies that have just started can in the beginning not go with such a complicated antivirus like McAfee Endpoint Security as it can prove expensive for them. Also, if the company is not that popular, no one will try to attack them. But yes, with company growth and the increase of sensitive information of the clients they hold, you'll have to switch to an antivirus like McAfee.

McAfee Endpoint Security Feature Ratings

Anti-Exploit Technology
6
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
7
Centralized Management
6
Hybrid Deployment Support
7
Infection Remediation
8
Vulnerability Management
6
Malware Detection
7