McAfee Firewall Enterprise MFE Review

It is a good tool for securing networks but they need to improve the administration of the firewall.


What is most valuable?

  • VPN IPSec
  • Network analysis

How has it helped my organization?

We have 10 offices throughout Brazil, and can now they are all connected by using the VPN feature of the firewall.

What needs improvement?

  • Link load balance
  • Application control
  • Smart filter
  • Administration of the firewall is a little confusing for end users

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Levels two and three of tech support is very good.

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

The client had a Linux-based firewall, and they switched as it is not a corporate firewall designed for big companies.

How was the initial setup?

The implementation is not difficult, because all firewalls have the same logic, and if you have experience with firewalls, it is very simple.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it in-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes we did, and we chose MFE because it is a good tool for securing networks.

What other advice do I have?

Pay attention and write a security policy to ensure you have the correct rules in the new firewall.

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