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McAfee Endpoint Security Valuable Features

LS
IT Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

From the McAfee side, I really like the ePolicy Orchestrator software that allows us to manage all of our endpoints. You can create the deployment policies and whenever there is a new update — a new version of the ENS Agent, or threat protection — we could test it out in the evaluation branch, and even test it on some of our servers.

It's quite easy to manage. Quite intuitive. I would say the dashboard of ePolicy Orchestrator software is quite intuitive and quite easy to understand and manage. 

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VK
VP - Cyber Security at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The manageability of the product itself is its most valuable aspect. You have the underlying EPO, and on top of it, you can deploy the various components as you require. This is unlike other solutions like Symantec where you have to deploy everything or nothing. With this solution, you can choose to only deploy antivirus or only deploy a firewall, or only something else. I choose the components and that deployment is done through EPO. It makes manageability very flexible.

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Support Security Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

Threat prevention is valuable because most clients use other solutions like antivirus as part of web protection. I don't find that kind of solution useful. We use the firewall to protect the client's network or even blocks and some kind of traffic that the computer received. The ATP model, I think, is one of the most important features because it can protect the computer when an application doesn't work as expected. It will alert and send messages to the ePO, and we can see everything.

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NR
Senior Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The ability to check a wide range of vulnerabilities and devices is a very valuable feature in this product. This is not really a user interface or manually driven product. VirusScan gives an alert to the user that a scan should be performed on their device and the user has to click it to initiate the scan. Then McAfee scans the device and it gives a report saying that it has run a scan of the system and now everything is fine. It runs for the user rather than manual scanning.  

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AM
IT Security Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

The solution is pretty good for threat prevention, web protection, adaptive threat protection, and other tasks.

The solution is very stable.

We have had a good experience dealing with technical support.

The product is quite user-friendly.

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Security Consultant at CS Africa

It is of primary importance that the solution does not cripple my system. When an endpoint is sitting on one's computer a struggle ensues involving resources, since the endpoint is actually scanning. At present, it either does not do so or is not noticeable. The detection rate is very high and one can be certain that he is not getting false positives, since he can see if the policy is properly configured. 

The detection is great and the solution is constantly improving. 

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Senior System Administrator at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

The remote installation capabilities are very helpful for us. Its automatic installation is a good feature.

The malware detection is very good. 

The features, for the most part, are reliable. When installed as endpoint security, ransomware detected on any endpoint will be automatically quarantined there. It's then disconnected from the network and users are able to clean up that particular wireless area.

The initial setup isn't too difficult.

The solution scales well.

The solution offers good patches pretty regularly.

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VK
CISO at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of McAfee Endpoint Security is that it is stable. It is a good product.

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IT Engineer at FormatPC

The desktop firewall is a great product. It can be set to allow only authorized applications to communicate with the internet. In this way, it can block the changes for an unknown application to access our command and control server and to receive encryption keys. It is very good at preventing crypto-malware.

Their drive encryption is perfect.

You can create a complete inventory of all available executable files on the machine and whitelist the ones that you want, then lock the machine so that nothing else can be executed.

The web filtering is quite good at the endpoint level.

The threat intelligence exchange product is great because at the moment malware is detected on one device or other devices and endpoints, our servers are informed about the threats and they will be automatically recognized.

The solution has a ton of products and great features.

ePO can now be integrated with products from other vendors such as BeyondTrust, Boldon James, Titus, and you can even control Microsoft BitLocker. The architecture is easily extended and upgraded.

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CTO at ABM Info. tech

A single agent can cover multiple units.

The installation is pretty straightforward. 

The solution can integrate into other products.

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Senior Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

There is a new feature where you can set thresholds for all the CPU consumption allowing for no consumption on the servers when the scans happen. It is a separate plugin or addon, and if we have it on all the virtual machines it automatically checks the resources, and based on that, it will schedule the scans. That is something that I have not seen in other antivirus solutions, such as Symantec.

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Managing Director at eyeT GmbH

A big advantage of McAfee Endpoint Security is the ability to manage very big environments. We are supporting environments with 200,000 to 300,000 endpoints. The ability to manage with one single console is very important for us.

McAfee has phenomenally improved in terms of detection. It provides real-time detection and response with the error, Real Protect, and reputations. It is not only based on signatures but also on behavior analytics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning. We have environments that never had issues with ransomware in the last 20 years. McAfee has a very good performance in this field.

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GZ
IS Manager, Software Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

Some of McAfee Endpoint Security's main features are it has benefits over normal conventional antivirus solutions because it works much faster. 

The solution learns which piece of software is running on the computer and compares it to a white list or black list database, if it is on the white list it allows the application and if it is on the black it does not.

McAfee Endpoint Security uses fewer computer resources than many competitors making it less of a burden on the performance of the computer. 

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Instrument and Control Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is stable.

You can scale the product.

Overall it's a good product that works well. 

Technical support is always available and very helpful.

The antivirus component is very good.

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CEO & MD at Gurjartech

I have found DLP to be a valuable feature.

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MV
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees

What I like best is the integrated end-to-end security that works with the security information and events manager. It's a complete suite.

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Software Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is pretty stable and reliable.

The product is very flexible.

It's easy to use.

There is scalability available. 

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VB
Manager - Computing at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The endpoint protection and disk encryption features are the most valuable.

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DB
System Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are:  

- reporting facility using the ePO console for conformity and threat identification  

- using the advanced threat protection (ATP) 

- MNE module for customising and securing Windows Bitlocker.

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GG
User at a government

The most valuable feature is the centralized console where everything can be controlled by the administration. McAfee is always improving and is coming out with advanced cloud strategies, you can always rely on them now and for many years ahead.

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CP
Information Risk Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We like the management of the ePO, and we like the management console.

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SB
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I have found the most valuable features to be the ability to manage the solution from anywhere and having an overview of the companies security. I can see which computers are patched, which computers are updated, and which ones might have possible infections or problems. Additionally, The solution is always up to date because there are updates frequently. Recently, MVISION was added and it is a new feature that has some advanced security qualities.

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KA
Director Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution offers very good endpoint security.

The solution is quite stable.

We've found the pricing to be pretty good. It's not too expensive.

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SM
Team Leader Network and Mail Team at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

We like the web control and firewall.

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KK
System Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The thing that I like is that they have gathered almost all of the products in one management server, the ePolicy Orchestrator. Although, it is quite complicated to learn it and to feel comfortable with the environment, you have the flexibility to administer all of the programs from one console.

Regarding the DLP product, there are many flavors.

Also, I haven't seen any data leakage through the endpoint.

McAfee offers an integrated solution, and it covers almost all the possibilities of data loss.

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General manager at MOL-IT India Pvt. Ltd.

The most valuable feature is ease of use.

The dashboard is quite good.

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SA
I-Security Engineer at NHQ Distributions Ltd

The solution has some good firewall features, as well as those involving control and threat protection of the host. 

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Senior Associate at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The package of protection that it provides is useful. It has antivirus, malware protection, VPN, and a whole bunch of other features.

It is just there in the background and does its job. Every once in a while, it reminds me that it is doing its job.

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SH
IT Lead Engineer, Information Technology at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution provides dashboard control, so we can centrally monitor the entire status of our organization. This is very good.

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AA
Relationship Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

McAfee Endpoint Security is easy to use, and it integrates well.

The performance is good.

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SS
Senior Consultant at GS-SCPD

McAfee EndPoint Security has a lot of good features that work well if they are implemented properly.

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Admin at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The DLP and user interface are the most valuable feature.

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DG
Technical Lead Specialist at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are the prevention layer that detects the signature value and prevents threats in the network.

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SK
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I have found many of the features to be useful.

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