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Pros
"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.""Provides good exfiltration, and is an all-in-one product."

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"It has a dynamic runtime engine, which gives it an advantage over Prisma that has a static engine. In Prisma, we have to do additional malware analysis, which is not required in Proofpoint."

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Cons
"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.""Lacks remote capabilities not dependent on the internet."

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"We are using the TRAP console that has a Linux-based UI, which is not user-friendly. The TAP console looks very advanced. Currently, we are maintaining three different consoles, and it is sometimes hard to switch between them or try to grab the data."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Provides good exfiltration, and is an all-in-one product.
Top Answer: Some of our customers have mentioned the lack of a tool that would allow for remote capabilities without being attached to the internet. They've been looking at opportunities to set up their own… more »
Top Answer: This solution is our go-to for your basic antivirus scans. Most of the stuff that we have is standalone. It's all pooled from McAfee, we buy the license for whatever tool the customer wants use to… more »
Top Answer: It has a dynamic runtime engine, which gives it an advantage over Prisma that has a static engine. In Prisma, we have to do additional malware analysis, which is not required in Proofpoint.
Top Answer: We are using the TRAP console that has a Linux-based UI, which is not user-friendly. The TAP console looks very advanced. Currently, we are maintaining three different consoles, and it is sometimes… more »
Top Answer: We are using this solution for confidential files that are not to be shared with the public. We are also using it to monitor the attachments that are received from the external world and that have… more »
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Targeted Attack Protection
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Overview

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.

More than 90% of targeted attacks start with email—and these threats are always evolving. Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) helps you stay ahead of attackers with an innovative approach that detects, analyzes and blocks advanced threats before they reach your inbox. This includes ransomware and other advanced email threats delivered through malicious attachments and URLs. And zero-day threats, polymorphic malware, weaponized documents and phishing attacks. TAP provides adaptive controls to isolate the riskiest URL clicks. TAP also detects threats and risks in cloud apps, connecting email attacks related to credential theft or other attacks.

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Sample Customers
The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham andDarlington NHS Foundation Trust
Brinker Capital
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
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McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 11th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 2 reviews while Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection is ranked 16th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 1 review. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 8.6, while Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense writes "Can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection writes "Dynamic runtime engine and good protection, but needs better support and a single console". McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox, FireEye Network Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Microsoft Defender for Identity, whereas Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Bitdefender Sandbox Analyzer and IRONSCALES.

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