This Engineer recommends McAfee Endpoint Security in addition to your existing Advanced Anti-Malware toolsets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 26, 2020

This Engineer recommends McAfee Endpoint Security in addition to your existing Advanced Anti-Malware toolsets.

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with McAfee Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security is currently being managed/administered by our cyber-security team and endpoint security team. Using McAfee Endpoint Security, we use it for its VirusScan, HIPS, and Disk Encryption features. It helps us identify threats that occur on the workstations or servers. It provides excellent visibility across the enterprise when it comes to threats, both internal and external.
  • It provides excellent visibility of threats so that we can quickly identify them.
  • With its EPO product, it centralizes all security products into one umbrella.
  • It brings all features into one single agent.
  • Because it is signature-based, its VirusScan product is not able to identify zero days.
  • It is not recommended for the more advanced malware out there.
  • Sometimes it can use a lot of resources on the workstation.
  • From an auditing standpoint, we can show that our workstations/servers are protected.
  • Even though it cant identify more advanced/targeted malware, it is still good to identify the more obvious malware which occurs daily in my enterprise.
  • Since it can be easily deployed, the products can easily get deployed on all systems in the environment for optimal anti-malware protection.
Compared to Endgame and AMP, McAfee Endpoint Security doesn't hold a candle to them when it comes to detecting/advanced identifying malware or zero days. Since Mcafee Endpoint Security is signature-based, it is way behind the curve with newer anti-malware tools that can focus more on the behavior of the system rather than comparing threats to a local static signature file. Compared to Symantec, they are pretty equal when it comes to how it identifies threats.
The support is pretty good, and I haven't had any issues with getting the highest quality technical support when there are issues. Tech support representatives that I have dealt with know the product quite well and have solved many issues that I have had with the product in the past. The only issue I have with support is that it can be quite expensive.

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?

Yes

Did implementation of McAfee Endpoint Security go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy McAfee Endpoint Security again?

Yes

Endgame, Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP), Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)
I believe that Mcafee Endpoint Security is well suited for environments that have formal endpoint security or cyber-security department because more attention to go into the tuning of it. Environments that do NOT have those types of departments will be able to deploy the solution in their company but won't be able to devote the time to tune the product into something beneficial.

McAfee Endpoint Security Feature Ratings

Anti-Exploit Technology
3
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
4
Centralized Management
9
Hybrid Deployment Support
10
Infection Remediation
5
Vulnerability Management
2
Malware Detection
6