Compare CrowdStrike Falcon vs. McAfee Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 7th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 11 reviews while McAfee Endpoint Security is ranked 10th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 16 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.6, while McAfee Endpoint Security is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Inexpensive, doesn't slow down devices, and an easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Endpoint Security writes "Enterprise endpoint security offerings are centrally managed and defend against the full threat spectrum from zero-day exploits to advanced targeted attacks". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with CylancePROTECT, Microsoft Windows Defender, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne and Tanium, whereas McAfee Endpoint Security is most compared with Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, CylancePROTECT, Microsoft Windows Defender, Carbon Black CB Defense and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. McAfee Endpoint Security report.
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Pros
The initial setup is very simple.We haven't had any infections or down time.This solution has made the lives of the IT staff much easier, compared to the previous one.We are now able to find the root cause analysis on any threat. We can figure out where the issue came in versus just dealing with where it is at the moment.We have seen a reduction to the performance hit to our operating systems.We are happy with CloudStrike's ease of use and touch notification.Because it is security product and acts like an AIML smart product, not merely based on daily/weekly updates and signatures.The automatic alert feature is the most important feature of the solution.

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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.McAfee EndPoint Security has a lot of good features that work well if they are implemented properly.The solution is broken down into different components from the portals. Web filtering, which is an added feature has been great for us.When Intel acquired McAfee they worked on the protocol so that all vendors can work on the same platform. It's a very big improvement in McAfee. All McAfee products talk to each other. Other vendor's products can join this platform as well so it makes it more powerful on the enterprise side for McAfee.The initial setup is straightforward, not complex.The new central console is better than the earlier one.It has a very simple like multi-tenancy option and scalability is outstanding.McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection is stable. We don't have any bugs being reported.

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Cons
They don't really have anything when it comes to scanning attachments.Too many false positives.I would like to see the machine learning feature enhanced.As the company has grown, the technical support has felt less personal.The GUI can use improvement, it's cloud-based so sometimes the interface can be a bit slow. The interface could use a little bit more speed.We have had to open a case with the technical support to get some issues and bugs resolved.Unfortunately, native applications are not supported.The management of log aggregation is in need of improvement.

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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.I would like this solution to do what Palo Alto traps does because I would only need to run this one product.On the next release, they should build an easier way to see a repair option within the McAfee icon on your system tray. If there was an issue, you should be able to contact the user or just right-click on "repair". That would be a very good feature to add. That could be a place of improvement, just adding that button, or customizing it.The initial setup is complex. It is a very complex product. You must have experience with it.The solution could use better updates and fewer bugs.Sometimes, while installing the ePO, we were getting so many errors and I don't know why it happened.Support-wise they need to be better.When it runs in the background of the endpoint, the devices get slowed down for some applications.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing on CrowdStrike is per license. It was about $42 per seat yearly.Our company pays approximately US$ 65,000 annually for 900 machines.This solution has a very competitive price.We are at about $60,000 per year.The other administrator and I can log in to check the exact details of what happened, what was running, and what caused the detection. We know exactly what was happening on the end users PC and we can tell if it's something that we actually need or something that's malicious.I do not have experience with the cost or licensing of the product.I would like them to further reduce the price, because it is quite pricey at the moment.Purchasing the product through the AWS Marketplace is just a click away. Since we were using the on-premise version of the product, we continued on the cloud by purchasing it through the AWS Marketplace.

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It's fairly priced compared to other products on the market.This product is costly.The pricing is comparable to other solutions on the market.No comment.

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Also Known As
CrowdStrike 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

Falcon sensor (small and light) and cloud (big and powerful) work seamlessly to deliver real-time protection and visibility -- yes, even when the sensor is not connected to the internet. The simplicity of CrowdStrike’s architecture finally gives you the freedom to replace and retire the complicated, performance-robbing security layers that clutter your environment.

This architecture lies at the heart of Falcon, CrowdStrike’s pioneering cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform. It both delivers and unifies next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, security hygiene and threat intelligence. Using its purpose-built cloud native architecture, the Falcon Platform collects and analyzes more than 30 billion endpoint events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries.

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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Sample Customers
Rackspace Inc.inHouseIT, Seagate Technology
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Engineering Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Government20%
Financial Services Firm15%
Healthcare Company15%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company6%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise44%
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