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"The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.""The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.""The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.""I am really satisfied with the technical support.""It is a very stable program.""The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.""It doesn't impact the devices. It is an agent-based solution, and we see no performance knock on cell phones. That was a big thing for us, especially in the mobile world. We don't see battery degradation like you do with other solutions which really drain the battery, as they're constantly doing things. That can shorten the useful life of a device.""Integration is a key selling factor for Cisco security products. We have a Cisco Enterprise Agreement with access to Cisco Email Security, Cisco Firepower, Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco Talos, Cisco Threat Grid, Cisco Umbrella, and also third-party solutions. This is key to our security and maximizing operations. Because we do have the Email Security appliance and it is integrated with Threat Response, we have everything tied together. Additionally, we are using the Cisco SecureX platform, as we were a beta test for that new solution. With SecureX, we are able to pull all those applications into one pane for visibility and maintenance. This greatly maximizes our security operations."

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"The one feature of Palo Alto Networks Traps that our organization finds most valuable is the App ID service.""WildFire AI is the best option for this product.""The most valuable for us is the correlation feature.""They have a new GUI which is just fantastic.""It collects and caches and the knowledge of machine learning from different customers to take to the cloud. It makes it better to use for everybody. It allows for quick learning and updates and can, therefore, offer zero-day malware security. This sharing of metadata helps make the solution very safe.""Being a cloud solution it is very flexible in serving internal and external connections and a broad range of devices.""It integrates well into the environment.""The interface is easy to use and it is more up to date than our previous solution."

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"McAfee EndPoint Security has a lot of good features that work well if they are implemented properly.""The manageability of the product itself is its most valuable aspect. You have the underlying EPO, and on top of it, you can deploy the various components as you require. This is unlike other solutions like Symantec where you have to deploy everything or nothing. With this solution, you can choose to only deploy antivirus or only deploy a firewall, or only something else. I choose the components and that deployment is done through EPO. It makes manageability very flexible.""The most valuable features are the prevention layer that detects the signature value and prevents threats in the network.""This product has the capability to check a wide range of vulnerabilities and devices.""The endpoint protection and disk encryption features are the most valuable.""The most valuable features are reporting from the ePO console and the advanced threat protection (ATP).""It's easy to use and it's very powerful. It offers nice endpoint protection.""The most valuable feature is ease of use."

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Cons
"In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.""The initial setup is a bit complex because you need to execute existing antiviruses or security software that you have on your device.""In the next release, I would for it to have back up abilities. I would like the ability to go back to a point in time to when my PC was uninfected and to the moment of when the infection happened.""The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.""I would like more seamless integration.""The technical support is very slow.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products.""Maybe there is room for improvement in some of the automated remediation. We have other tools in place that AMP feeds into that allow for that to happen, so I look at it as one seamless solution. But if you're buying AMP all by itself, I don't know if it can remove malicious software after the fact or if it requires the other tools that we use to do some of that."

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"It automatically detects security issues. It should be able to protect our network devices while operating autonomously.""The dashboard is the area that needs to improve so that we can have the ability to drill down without having to go elsewhere to verify results.""There are some third-party solutions that are difficult to integrate with, which is something that can be improved.""There's an overall lack of features.""The solution can never really be an on-premises solution based simply on the way it is set up. It needs metadata to run and improve. Having an on-premises solution would cut it off from making improvements.""The connection to the internet has not performed as expected.""I would like to see them include NDR (Network Detection Response).""Although I would say this product is highly-rated, it could probably do more because nothing does everything that you want."

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"I would like this solution to do what Palo Alto traps does because I would only need to run this one product.""There are two main areas that require improvement. One is the size of the packages. Although I'll admit manageability is good, if I want to deploy, let's say just the antivirus or just the firewall, each of those package sizes are quite large. They are sometimes as big as 200MB or 250MB. When I have operations in remote areas where connectivity is always poor, it's difficult. To deploy such a package in a remote location over the internet or something like that is always challenging.""The resolution time should be faster.""The product could do more to keep administration alerted to detected threats on endpoints.""It didn't work well for some of the use cases. We have different use cases for each entity. Their support is also not good and needs improvement.""We know that McAfee isn't the best antivirus and it can't protect us 100%, although we are okay with the level of protection that it gives us.""It would be helpful if the controlling of connections coming to the PC could be done from McAfee's side so that we can block those connections.""I would like to see more integration with third-party products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.""The price is very good.""The visibility that we have into the endpoint and the forensics that we're able to collect give us value for the price. This is not an overly expensive solution, considering all the things that are provided. You get great performance and value for the cost.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable."

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"This is an expensive solution.""The pricing is a little high. It is per user per year.""We pay about $50,000 USD per year for a bundle that includes Cortex XDR.""This is an expensive solution.""Its pricing is kind of in line with its competitors and everybody else out there.""Every customer has to pay for a license because it doesn't work with what you get from a managed services provider.""The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive.""Our customers have expressed that the price is high."

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"Pricing is reasonable and runs at a cost per user per year.""It is not that expensive. There is no additional cost. We got the entire bundle together.""The price of this product is good.""The price of McAfee is pretty similar to Symantec, and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""Its price is very high. It is higher than its competitors, and it should be less.""The pricing is great and licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis.""Since the maintenance is done by our own team, the price of the subscription should really be cheaper.""We pay 650 Rand for a license. It is a perpetual license which we normally run for two years."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
Top Answer: Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
Top Answer: The user interface of the solution is sophisticated and straightforward.
Top Answer: In an upcoming release, the solution could improve by proving hard disk encryption. If it could support this it would be… more »
Top Answer: We took out a three-year license, including support, but it is slated to end come December. We would like to switch to a… more »
Top Answer: We don't like the solution since it requires much memory consumption and consumes much CPU resources. All the machines… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco AMP for Endpoints
Cyvera, Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks Traps
McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection, McAfee Endpoint Protection, Total Protection for Endpoint, Intel Security Total Protection for Endpoint, MCAFEE Complete Endpoint Protection
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is the world's first detection and response app that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data to stop sophisticated attacks. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks accurately detects threats with behavioral analytics and reveals the root cause to speed up investigations.

McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection allows you to protect all of your devices with intelligent, collaborative security, in one easy-to-manage, integrated solution. Our integrated endpoint security framework helps remove redundancies, enables fast, proven performance and offers an architecture to align both current and future security investments. With a flexible choice of cloud-based or a local management console, security administrators also get true centralized management that simplifies ongoing tasks, deployment and monitoring.

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Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 6th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 22 reviews while McAfee Endpoint Security is ranked 14th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 29 reviews. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.2, while McAfee Endpoint Security is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks writes "Has a centralized console and does predictive analysis of malware". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Endpoint Security writes "Protect your business against a wide variety of threats". Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, SentinelOne and Check Point Harmony Endpoint, whereas McAfee Endpoint Security is most compared with McAfee MVISION Endpoint, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon and Blackberry Protect. See our Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks vs. McAfee Endpoint Security report.

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