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"You can manage your compliance in line with legislation such as GDPR and POPIA.""McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is a very stable product.""The interface showcases threat incidents very well.""The ability to block all USBs from the McAfee portal has been great.""The whitelisting works well.""The product provides us with an excellent, dependable solution to recommend to clients for their security needs.""The most valuable feature is the ability to control access to USB drives and other external devices.""The pricing of the product is excellent. It's very affordable."

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"The most valuable feature is the simplicity and integration with the Microsoft Clouds platform.""There's a lot of manageability within the solution. This is very helpful.""The ease of use is the most valuable feature. The ability to import data to build your frontend on top of the data is very simple and very useable.""The hard drive encryption is very good.""It is free and native to the OS. We don't have to worry about upgrades or maintaining the product. You encrypt the disk, and you save the recovery key. That's it. The person puts their password in, and after that, it is up to them. If they forget their password, they have to bring it in to get it unlocked.""The most important aspect of this solution is that if your laptop gets stolen, the information is encrypted.""It's a straightforward solution for encryption.""We have not seen any bugs or glitches, so the stability is good."

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Cons
"The solution needs an easier integration in heterogeneous and dynamic environments.""Our client is not very happy with the lack of support, the skills, and the effectiveness of the tool.""Technical support doesn't really offer fast response times.""The solution needs to be a one-stop protection shop. And yet, the DLP isn't strong. Anyone can break it quite easily.""In my experience, it's not really user-friendly for me, in terms of how I navigate with the ePolicy Orchestrator. They need to upgrade their management console.""The interface can be improved, it's too cluttered.""There needs to be support for blocking the sending of files by email because even if you block or remove an external disk, the files are not protected.""The product uses a lot of resources and because of this it is not always a good solution for every situation."

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"Lacks a portal that can be managed rather than just existing.""I would recommend BitLocker only because of the economic side, not the technical side. If the features were included in the already existing licenses I would use it. If not, I would recommend other products.""The console GUI could be better.""The biggest one for us is revoking access. So, even though someone downloads something to a device, we want the ability to cloak that device or data and bring it back or make that data unusable for that person. Currently, BitLocker doesn't give us that ability. It basically encrypts it. We're seeing if identity management or IAM allows us to do that. We're kind of looking at third-party software that does that for us.""I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy.""User profiles can be improved so that people can create their own passwords. It has one password per machine, which is a problem. We would prefer each user to have his or her own boot password. Each user can have a username and password or biometrics, such as fingerprints and iris scanner, integrated into the boot process, but I really can't see that coming anytime soon, if ever.""At the end of it all, we are looking for something that can be easier to manage.""The visualization could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is high for this type of product."
  • "If the client purchases the entire suite of McAfee Endpoint, the license is included."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
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  • "The cost of this solution is bundled in with part of the subscription for the Microsoft Cloud. We have users subscribed to Enterprise E5 and it comes with E5"
  • "The price of this solution should be more competitive."
  • "BitLocker is included in our license and doesn't cost us anything extra."
  • "It is free. It is enabled as part of the operating system. Once you have an operating system license, you're licensed for Bitlocker."
  • "I don't know the costs. In terms of Microsoft licensing, we are at E3 on the business, and we're in the process of pricing out and moving to E5. So, a lot of this is included within our licensing agreements."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The pricing of the product is excellent. It's very affordable.
    Top Answer: 
    This is one of the least expensive solutions on the market right now. It's even less expensive than Symantec.
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    In my experience, it's not really user-friendly for me, in terms of how I navigate with the ePolicy Orchestrator. They need to upgrade their management console. You can't navigate McAfee without going… more »
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    Beware to make backup of useful data, then use reverse decryption policy from Symantec panel/McAfee ePO to decrypt the DE partitions while it is sometimes more straightforward and faster to reinstall… more »
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    Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and it successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection… more »
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    Also Known As
    McAfee Total Protection for Data, McAfee Total Protection for DLP, Total Protection for Data, Intel Security Total Protection for Data
    BitLocker, MS BitLocker
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    Overview
    McAfee Total Protection for Data solution suite protects your data using a combination of powerful encryption, access control, and user-behavior monitoring.

    BitLocker is Microsoft's full disk encryption solution, which protects all of your data from theft, hacking or loss. BitLocker does this by encrypting the entire drive that hosts your Windows operating system and all your data.

    BitLocker is available for all devices, including portable storage devices (such as external hard drives and USB flash drives). These portable devices are supported by a feature called BitLocker To Go, which is included in Windows 7 and 8, and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. In Windows XP, encrypted devices can be read, but not written to, using the BitLocker To Go Reader program.

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    Kleberg Bank
    ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government7%
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    Insurance Company18%
    Healthcare Company18%
    Renewables & Environment Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise25%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is ranked 4th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 8 reviews while Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 12 reviews. McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is rated 6.6, while Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention writes "Good whitelisting and stable on supported OS but doesn't protect against memory attacks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "Brings us in compliance, works with our Microsoft tools, and is pretty simple to deploy". McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Digital Guardian, ESET Safetica, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, whereas Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, Sophos SafeGuard and Digital Guardian. See our McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Microsoft BitLocker report.

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