Compare McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 13th in Advanced Threat Protection with 4 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 8th in Advanced Threat Protection with 5 reviews. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 7.0, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense writes "Protects the endpoints of our organization but it is not cloud ready". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection writes "Offers elaborate detection features and provides information linked to each of the attacked computers". McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox and SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection, whereas Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Check Point SandBlast. See our McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report.
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The most valuable features are the administration console and its detection and response module.It stops in excess of twenty-five malware events per month, all of which could be critical to the business.It is very scalable.

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All of the solution's features are quite valuable for us. We especially like the threat protection it provides.The most valuable feature is Click-time URL protection.They manage to solve detection quite nicely. There is some rather elaborate detection compared to other providers.Technical support is very responsive. You just have to open a ticket. They respond in a timely manner. Their response is good. I'm satisfied.It has certainly helped out our audit efforts because we each stay compliant in terms of various security standards.

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I would like to see future versions of the solution incorporate artificial intelligence technology.This solution needs to be made "cloud ready".The initial setup was industry standard complex. It takes awhile and has a lot of planning involved. It could be simplified with product redesign.

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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.There are limits with respect to blocking files by hash value or blocking IP addresses, and these limits should be removed.It's a strange situation where the infrastructure of the consumer or customer is behind some kind of firewall and they have always used some kind of customized proxy. In this situation, the ATP has a very tough time to pass the information to the cloud and back. To fix, it requires a more elaborate and complex configuration for that particular case.The administration interface needs a lot of improvement. It should be UI based, and simple. They need to improve it. It's pretty much not that friendly compared to what we were using as Bitdefender before. It's okay but is improving, actually.An improvement could be made on the reporting because then it would be easier to collect information and submit it for compliance.

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Our licensing fees for this solution are approximately one million dollars per year.The product is expensive, but it is better than the rest of them in the industry.

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The pricing of this solution is inexpensive and affordable.

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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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