FireEye Network Security vs. McAfee Firewall Enterprise MFE

As of March 2019, FireEye Network Security is ranked 6th in Advanced Threat Protection with 8 reviews vs McAfee Firewall Enterprise MFE which is ranked 33rd in Firewalls with 1 review. The top reviewer of FireEye Network Security writes "It has significantly decreased our mean time in being able to identify and detect malicious threats". The top reviewer of McAfee Firewall Enterprise MFE writes "We cannot find resources to help us configure it, so most of the time the virus still goes on our computer and McAfee doesn't detect it". FireEye Network Security is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise. McAfee Firewall Enterprise MFE is most compared with . See our FireEye Network Security vs. McAfee Firewall Enterprise MFE report.
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It allows us to be more hands off in checking on emails and networking traffic. We can set up a bunch of different alerts and have it alert us.The scalability has not been a problem. We have deployed the product in very high bandwidth networks. We have never had a problem with the FireEye product causing latency issues within our networks.Before FireEye, most of the times that an incident would happen nobody would be able to find out where or why the incident occurred and that the system is compromised. FireEye is a better product because if the incident already happened I know that the breach is there and that the system is compromised so we can take appropriate action to prevent anything from happening.Its ability to find zero-day threats, malware and anything malicious has greatly improved my customer's organization, especially for protecting the users' browser.We see ROI in the sense that we don't have to react because it stops anything from hurting the network. We can stop it before we have a bigger mess to clean up.The features that I find most valuable are the MIR (Mandiant Incident Response) for checks on our inbound security.Improved our systems and our customers' by providing better malware protection, defense against zero-day threats, and improved network security.The MVX Engine seems to be very capable against threats and the way it handles APTs is impressive.

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It does give certain protection for everything that is well configured on our McAfee server. We have good protection with it. If we could find a feature and make it work, it would work perfectly, there would be no bugs, and it would be really good.

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I would love to see better reporting. Because you can't export some of the reports in proper formats, it is hard to extract the data from reports.The initial setup was complex because of the nature of our environment. When it comes to the type of applications and functions which we were looking at in terms of identifying malicious threats, there would be some level of complexity, if we were doing it right.It doesn't connect with the cloud, advanced machine learning is not there. A known threat can be coming into the network and we would want the cloud to look up the problem. I would also like to see them develop more file replication and machine learning.The problem with FireEye is that they don't allow VM or sandbox customization. The user doesn't have control of the VMs that are inside the box. It comes from the vendor as-is. Some users like to have control of it. Like what type of Windows and what type of applications and they have zero control over this.Cybersecurity posture has room for improvement.The world is currently shifting to AI, but FIreEye is not following suit.There is a lot of room for Improvement in the offering, from cost to functionality. It is pretty straightforward to implement which is an advantage. However, it falls short in pricing, detection capabilities, and, most importantly, reporting and policy management.It would be great if we could create granular reports based on the protocols, types of attacks, regions of attack, etc. Also we would like to easily be able to add exceptions to rules in cases of false positives.

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Customer support and AV are both lacking and are really hard to come to you when the product is installed. Those are the two major points that they need to work on.

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Because of what the FireEye product does, it has significantly decreased our mean time in being able to identify and detect malicious threats. The company that I work with is a very mature organization, and we have seen the meantime to analysis decrease by at least tenfold.There are some additional services that I understand the vendor provides, but our approach was to package all of the features that we were looking to use into the product.The pricing is a little high.Pricing and licensing are reasonable compared to competitors.

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FireEyeFirewall Enterprise MFE, Intel Security Firewall Enterprise MFE
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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 Firewall Enterprise defends critical assets, such as regulated data repositories (customer, financial, and healthcare data), email and web servers, extranets, and data centers. This proxy-based firewall also offers application visibility and deep application controls for defense, delivers strong policy-based controls, blocks the latest threats, and eliminates unwanted traffic.
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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 SystemsFrench Ministry of Education, RWTH Aachen, Avency, Cegedim, Cobweb, Intel Security, Cemex Mauser, R_sler Oberfl_chentechnik
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