McAfee StoneGate Review

The HA cluster had issues during deployment, but the solution gives us better application control than with our previous solution.


What is most valuable?

Apprism is valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

It has given us better application control.

What needs improvement?

It's not user friendly in terms of administration, and it doesn't support SSL VPN.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were issues with the HA cluster.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HA failover is not stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

So far we haven't had any issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

5/10.

Technical Support:

4/10.

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

McAfee came from Sidewinder, and Sidewinder didn't have much issues in terms of cluster.

How was the initial setup?

It's straightforward, no different than other technology.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at an option from CheckPoint.

What other advice do I have?

HA should be more stable, as most customers are concerned with HA failover - how fast and how stable it is.

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