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Pros
"Monitoring the traffic, making sure you have the visibility."

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"It has a lot of functions, such as firewall. We are administrators, and we create some rules to protect our network. We also monitor the traffic in and out and have disk encryption on-premises. When we detect malware, we scan for the virus on the PC. We can then delete or block the malware.""Overall the solution is very good. It offers great protection and gives us a good overview of what is on the network.""The initial setup is straightforward.""The solution can scale.""Great monitoring feature.""The feature I found most valuable is the network threat analyzer in the security platform. It also integrates with GTI, or Global Threat Intelligence. Otherwise, I just use the basic features.""There's a good dashboard you can drill down into. It helps you easily locate intrusions and the source of attacks."

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Cons
"The initial setup is a bit complex in terms of deployment and configuration"

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"The management console needs to be less complex and easier to navigate.""The solution could improve some aspects of detection.""The management component could be simplified.""The pricing could be improved.""We would like to have a simpler version. Some settings and functions on the McAfee console are complex and complicated. I want the management console to be simpler.""Integration with Global Thereat Intelligence could be better. Also, I think management solutions are end of life now at McAfee. Network threat analyzer may be used for endpoint quarantines. Integration between these sides, as well as endpoint APO, will help you quarantine the risky endpoints.""Some of the documentation is not as straightforward as it could be."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: All features are valuable. That's why we purchased it, and that's why we onsell it. We find it very useful for the analysis and consolidation of specific security incidents. We then do the reporting… more »
Top Answer: We are in South Africa, and their cloud service is located in the US or the UK. We don't have a local instance in South Africa, and this is still a concern from a customer-experience point of view. We… more »
Top Answer: We're a reseller. Our clients are in the financial vertical as well as in the telecommunication vertical. We onsell this solution. We've got an MSSP license, and we propose this solution to clients.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution is okay. Licensing is paid on a yearly basis.
Top Answer: The system isn't fool-proof. Sometimes, based on the network or other reasons, McAfee cannot detect the actual attack. This rarely happens. It's only been the case maybe one or two times. The solution… more »
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Observable Networks
McAfee NSP, IntruShield Network Intrusion Prevention System, IntruShield Network IPS
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Overview

Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud improves security and incident response across the distributed network, from the private network and branch office to the public cloud. This solution addresses the need for digital businesses to quickly identify threats posed by their network devices and cloud resources, and to do so with minimal management, oversight, and security manpower.

McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced detection and emulation techniques, it moves beyond mere pattern matching to defend against stealthy attacks with a high degree of accuracy. This next-generation hardware platform scales to speeds of more than 40 Gbps with a single device to meet the needs of demanding networks. Our Unified Defense Architecture approach to security management streamlines security operations by combining real-time McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds with rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate response to network-borne attacks.

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Sample Customers
Options, Schneider Electric, Washington University in St Louis, Gotcha, Kraft Kennedy, PartnerRe, Sumologic, Veterans United, AFGE, Agraform, Artesys, Dynamic Ideas Financials, Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Desjardins Group, HollyFrontier, Nubia, Agbar, WNS Global Services, INAIL, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cook County, China Pacific Insurance, Bank Central Asia, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, City of Chicago, Macquarie Telecom, Sutherland Global Services, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United Automotive Electronic Systems
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider44%
Computer Software Company19%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise30%
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Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is ranked 22nd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 1 review while McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 7 reviews. Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is rated 0.0, while McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud writes "Offers great visibility of your traffic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Network Security Platform writes "Attack analysis shows who tries to exploit my vulnerabilities". Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, Darktrace and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Cisco NGIPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Darktrace and Fortinet FortiGate IPS.

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