McAfee ESM Review

Easy and fast to deploy, good correlation rules, and scales well


What is our primary use case?

I work with an integration company and implement tools such as McAfee ESM.

We are an MSSP for a lot of clients. We gather their logs, correlate them, create rules, and assume the role of their SOC. We have skilled operators 24/7 who take care of these clients.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the correlation rules.

This product is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

There should be support for multitenancy in the product. Because they don't have it, I think it is the biggest improvement that the vendor could make.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with McAfee ESM for approximately eight years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a very scalable product.

In the on-premises deployment, we have large enterprise clients. For cloud-based deployment, our clients are small to medium-sized companies.

How are customer service and technical support?

Although I am satisified with the technical support, there is room for improvement. The support is not as good as it could be because McAfee has moved so many times.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The initial setup is straightforward and easy to do. The deployment is very fast.

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product. We have all of the functionality but it needs support for multitenancy and better support.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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