McAfee Endpoint Security Review

My customers are always impressed by its central management, reporting, and options to do more. But, the policies and rules at deployment take time if you don't know the product.

What is most valuable?

The central management solution by far.

There can be like a religious war between the large antivirus systems, but I do think that all of the larger competitors deliver good antivirus solutions.

The thing that separates them is:
- The way they are managed.
- The way they adapt to new threats.
- The products around the product that give you a higher value.

How has it helped my organization?

Every time I have installed this at a customer site they are most impressed by the central management, reporting, and options to do more.

What needs improvement?

Improvements are made all the time as the threats change.
I think the improvements on speed are the most important after actually finding the threats.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this or the predecessor to this since 2002.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The polices and rules take time if you don’t know the product.
This is not unique to McAfee and it's not really an issue.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not really with the antivirus part, but the application firewall and encryption can make functions stop working if not tested vastly before deployment.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:

10/10 (maybe not tier 1 but every one after)

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used F-Secure, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and Trend Micro.

How was the initial setup?

It's all about planning and testing.
ePO can be complex but the antivirus is not that complex.

What about the implementation team?

I am a consultant.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used F-Secure, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and Trend Micro.

What other advice do I have?

I think that in the enterprise space, this is by far the best solution and not because the actual antivirus. It's because of ePO.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're a partner.
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