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Pros
"The product has helped improve our organization by being easy to use and integrate. This saves time, trouble and money.""If we are receiving spam emails, or other types of malicious email coming from a particular email ID, then we are able to block them using this solution.""The most valuable feature is MVX, which tests all of the files that have been received in an email.""The server appliance is good.""The most valuable feature is the network security module.""It is stable and quite protective. It has a lot of features to scan a lot of malicious things and vulnerabilities."

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"It stops in excess of twenty-five malware events per month, all of which could be critical to the business.""The most valuable features are the administration console and its detection and response module.""Its greatest strength is the DXL client which can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients via the McAfee Agent instead of going through the ePO server."

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Cons
"As far as future inclusions, it would be useful to display more threat intelligence, such as the actual area of the threat and the origin of the web crawling (Tor and Dark Web).""It would be a good idea if we could get an option to block based upon the content of an email, or the content of a file attachment.""It would be very helpful if there were better integration with other solutions from other vendors, such as Fortinet and Palo Alto.""Technical packaging could be improved.""It is very expensive, the price could be better.""I heard that FireEye recently was hacked, and a lot of things were revealed. We would like FireEye to be more secure as an organization. FireEye has to be more protective because it is one of the most critical devices that we are using in our environment. They have a concept called SSL decryption, but that is only the packet address. We would like FireEye to also do a lot of decryption inside the packet. Currently, FireEye only does encryption and decryption of the header, but we would like them to do encryption and decryption of the entire packet."

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"This solution needs to be made "cloud ready".""I would like to see future versions of the solution incorporate artificial intelligence technology.""Make the ATD system a part of the whole product and take the whole thing onto the cloud. While it is there already, it is not to the same level as the on-premise version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"FireEye is comparable to other products, such as HX, but seems expensive. It may cause us to look at other products in the market.""When I compare this solution to its competitors in the market, I find that it is a little expensive.""The user fee is not as high but the maintenance fee is expensive.""It's an expensive solution."

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"Our licensing fees for this solution are approximately one million dollars per year."

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Top Answer: It is stable and quite protective. It has a lot of features to scan a lot of malicious things and vulnerabilities.
Top Answer: I heard that FireEye recently was hacked, and a lot of things were revealed. We would like FireEye to be more secure as an organization. FireEye has to be more protective because it is one of the most… more »
Top Answer: Its greatest strength is the DXL client which can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients via the McAfee Agent instead of going through the ePO server.
Top Answer: Costing is competitive now that Symantec has almost stepped out of this arena the completion has changed with other players coming up.
Top Answer: Make the ATD appliance a part of the whole product offering and take the whole thing onto the cloud. While it is there already, it is not to the same level as the on-premise version. McAfee sells the… more »
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Overview

FireEye Network Security is an advanced threat protection and breach detection platform that provides industry leading threat visibility and protection against the world’s most sophisticated and damaging attacks. By leveraging FireEye’s unique technologies and threat intelligence, FireEye Network Security detects what other security solutions miss, providing holistic security from the perimeter to the network core.

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense enables organizations to detect advanced, evasive malware and convert threat information into immediate action and protection. Unlike traditional sandboxes, it includes additional inspection capabilities that broaden detection and expose evasive threats. Tight integration between security solutions - from network and endpoint to investigation - enables instant sharing of threat information across the environment, enhancing protection and investigation. Flexible deployment options support every network.

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Sample Customers
FFRDC, Finansbank, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Investis, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Bank of Thailand, City of Miramar, Citizens National Bank, D-Wave Systems
The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham andDarlington NHS Foundation Trust
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
University15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about FireEye Network Security vs. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
479,763 professionals have used our research since 2012.

FireEye Network Security is ranked 5th in Advanced Threat Protection with 6 reviews while McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 14th in Advanced Threat Protection with 3 reviews. FireEye Network Security is rated 7.8, while McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of FireEye Network Security writes "Stable, protective, easy to set up, and has a lot of features to scan vulnerabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense writes "Can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients". FireEye Network Security is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Stealthwatch, Check Point SandBlast Network and Trustwave Next Generation Firewall, whereas McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection, Check Point SandBlast Network and Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection. See our FireEye Network Security vs. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense report.

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