McAfee Firewall Enterprise MFE Review

Initial setup is straightforward except for high-availability and heartbeat VLAN.

Valuable Features

  • Application layer filtering
  • Reputation based filtering
  • DoS prevention

Improvements to My Organization

The UI has improved a lot over time.

Room for Improvement

In most cases, all products have room for improvement and in this particular case, I’d mention central management stability.

Use of Solution

My personal experience with the product is six years.

Deployment Issues

HA configuration is a bit difficult for the first time.

Stability Issues

It's very stable and mature.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

I've never approached customer service with regards to this particular product.

Technical Support:

I've never approached tech support with regards to this particular product.

Previous Solutions

I’ve been familiar with the product since its predecessor, Sidewinder G2 so have not made a switch, apart from upgrading to newer versions.

Initial Setup

Initial set-up is straightforward except for high-availability and heartbeat VLAN set-up, I had issues with it, but these were solved eventually.

Implementation Team

We used a mixed team and we were satisfied with the vendor's professional service.

Other Solutions Considered

Yes we did, but I cannot reveal the others we looked at.

Other Advice

It's a very functional and stable product if you're looking for a Layer 7 firewall with reputation filtering and encrypted traffic inspection.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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