MCAfee EPO- solution to your organisation end point protection
April 03, 2018

MCAfee EPO- solution to your organisation end point protection

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

McAfee is used throughout our organization as an endpoint in defending organization machines from various threats. McAfee helps us in detecting the malware or threats and deletes them automatically with its updated signatures. The installation is also super simple and keeps our machines alive from various virus/Trojans which are building daily across the world.
  • We can deploy easily to wide range of machines across the organization using ePolicy Orchestrator.
  • Easily manageable and better UI which helps users understand what is the machine, what kind of OS it has, what are the detections it found in that machine, and what are the things that are blocked.
  • McAfee helps us in detecting threats across the machines with rogue sensors which will be used in detection of unmanaged systems in the organization.
  • It has a slow mechanism when adding custom threat feeds. For example, if McAfee didn't have a signature or detection about a new virus and we try to add it to our console it is like a really big process in adding that to our available signatures.
  • Whenever a scan is performed, the system CPU utilization goes up 100 percent.
  • Installation fails due to difference in timestamp when we try to shuffle between packages.
  • When a new virus comes into existence it fails in updating its signatures. It really takes long time to get updated if we want to add on our own, because if we rely on McAfee it may detect and delete and if it doesn't, then systems are at huge risk which impacts business reputation.
  • McAfee need to optimize its CPU utilization as it makes users suffer in performing other jobs and this indirectly affects business if it is a high priority machine.
  • McAfee is very easy in deploying which doesn't use much resource time in deploying across hundreds of machines globally.
McAfee plays well in not only scanning the endpoint machines like the data which is shared through disks or pen drive but it also helps in internet security. With its wide range threat source it blocks users entering into malicious sites and also blocks suspicious things which are being downloaded from internet.
MCAfee is really great end protection to any sort of organization but there is only one scenario I really feel it is inappropriate. Whenever a scan is performed, the system CPU utilization goes up 100 percent. This is one of the priority cases where McAfee needs to optimize system performance and also add customized threat feeds. If these two things are fixed, then I would definitely give a 10 to McAfee.