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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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"All of the solution's features are quite valuable for us. We especially like the threat protection it provides.""Endpoint to network protects the line.""The incident management on the solution is very good. You get a lot of detailed information about an incident. You also get a lot of documentation in connection with the CVI or integration.""You don't have to buy a separate email security platform. You can enable that using their endpoint, and I like that. You don't have to have two agents running on the same box."

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"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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"The cloud platform needs to have improvement in terms of the user interface and the different capabilities it has available. It needs to match the other leading next-gen EDR products that are available in the market. That's the reason why we are stepping away from Symantec. Their cloud environment is just generally lacking in comparison to others.""Not ideal for advanced threat protection.""Symantec appliances need improvement. The whole appliance environment is a robust system and it needs a massive amount of storage space. If you have to increase or speed up the background storage it's a pretty complicated process. The scalability and sizing is critical, and if you do it wrong you run into issues pretty quickly.""The support for new OSs and older OSs could be a little tighter. They need to be more upfront about what protection services they're going to provide on new OSs. I haven't seen the Windows 11 version out yet. It is either already released in Beta, or the Beta will be released soon. There could be a little bit more advanced updates on what they're doing to help protect Windows 11 environments. They can let us know in advance so that we know it is going to be protected. We can't roll out the new OS without putting end-point protection on it. So, they should tell us what is their support model for that, and what are they doing to protect Windows 11. They're not telling me, and that's a criticism. The same issue is applicable to all the other antivirus tools. It is not just Symantec; all of them have this problem."

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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 »
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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.

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is a single unified solution that uncovers, prioritizes, and remediates advanced attacks. The product fuses intelligence from endpoint, network, and email control points, as well as Symantec’s massive global sensor network, to stop threats that evade individual security products. It leverages your existing Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Email Security.cloud investments, so it does not require the deployment of any new agents. You can deploy a new installation of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and start to discover suspicious activity in under an hour. Using the proven technology in Symantec Insight reputation based detection, Symantec SONAR behavioral analysis with the new Symantec Cynic sandbox and file analysis platform, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection provides better detection and prioritization than other vendors, allowing security analysts to “zero in” on just those specific security events of importance.

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The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham andDarlington NHS Foundation Trust
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government7%
Educational Organization6%
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Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company18%
Insurance Company18%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
University5%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 11th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 2 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 9th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 4 reviews. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 8.6, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 6.8. 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 Symantec Advanced Threat Protection writes "Good incident management and great integrations but needs to improve its on-premises appliances". McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox, FireEye Network Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection, whereas Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Check Point SandBlast Network, Arbor DDoS and Cisco Stealthwatch. See our McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report.

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