Compare McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Microsoft BitLocker

McAfee Complete Data Protection is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 10 reviews while Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 8 reviews. McAfee Complete Data Protection is rated 7.8, while Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of McAfee Complete Data Protection writes "Gives accessibility to either allow or block many preferences on a machine and does a good job of protecting against any data loss". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "A cost-effective solution to protect data from physical theft, but the encryption process is slow". McAfee Complete Data Protection is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, whereas Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection and Sophos SafeGuard. See our McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Microsoft BitLocker report.
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Pros
The solution is excellent for protecting users from data being exploited. It's also great for preventing data leakage.The server software console is exquisitely designed and organized for handy access and manipulation by the administrator.With McAfee Complete Data Protection, you can managed all your security solutions from one single server and one interface. This might be the most powerful advantage of McAfee's solution.The interface is very good. You can create and manage your own dashboard.In the configuration, you can restrict a user from accessing a removable drive.The McAfee Threat Protection and McAfee Web Protection are valuable aspects of the solution. They're better than other features that come with the endpoints.It is capable of acting as Web control, Device Control, or Data Control.I don't need to have any interaction with this product, which means that it is very, very good, and it is doing its job.

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The solution works the way it's supposed to - stability and scalability are fine.We have not seen any bugs or glitches, so the stability is good.There's a lot of manageability within the solution. This is very helpful.The most valuable feature is the simplicity and integration with the Microsoft Clouds platform.It is easy to use. It is usually easy to recover someone's privacy. The manageability is much easier than McAfee. I think that Microsoft is a leader in this area. We are in the Microsoft school so our judgment of McAfee will be a little bit unfair as we recommend Microsoft all the time because of the easy manageability and support. I think that McAfee is designed for a different customer and every time we open a ticket with their support, it takes a very, very long time. The main difference is just the manageability and support. In terms of the solution itself or the functionality, I know that McAfee is very strong, but manageability and support, for us, is much more important. It's strengthens the solution for us.The most valuable feature is the TPM (Trusted Platform Module), which makes the PC security stronger because somebody who is not from the team cannot access the PC without the decryption PIN.The product is stable.It is easy to implement and has AD integration.

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The solution needs more advanced features.I would like to have an easier and less-hassle upgrade process in future releases of the software, and extra license renewal price discounts too.The product consumes too much RAM and CPU for its processing and this can lead to resource issues on PCs.The refresh feature needs improvement. You need to refresh it manually yt going to the address bar, clicking on it and pressing enter, or pressing F5. There should be a button you can click on to refresh or have it so every five seconds it's refreshing.I want simplicity. A new user opening the dashboard will be confused. It needs to be more user-friendly.The solution needs to reduce the number of false positives. There are too many of them.It is difficult to manage.This solution does not do as well at protecting the end-user against unknown viruses.

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Lacks a portal that can be managed rather than just existing.The people at the first level of support refer you to articles that do not pertain to the problem at hand.The solution should offer encryption for other items such as shared folders, removable media, etc.I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy.If integration with Active Directory are not mandatory for him, I think that there are many other solutions in the market that equal or are much stronger than Microsoft.If the encryption was faster then it would make the experience more pleasant.The encryption takes a long time to complete, and our system runs very slowly while it is encrypting.More customization options would have been nice, such as password selection, actions when the screen is locked, etc.

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This solution is reasonably priced.The price is good, it's a low-cost solution.The price of this solution needs to be improved.

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The price of this solution should be more competitive.The cost of this solution is bundled in with part of the subscription for the Microsoft Cloud. We have users subscribed to Enterprise E5 and it comes with E5It's not about pricing, because we are working with Enterprise companies that already have Windows Enterprise, so BitLocker comes already included as a Windows feature. It's free for Enterprise users. The price is only for deployment. The customer will pay for McAfee, however.This solution is included with Microsoft Server and my clients did not have to pay for anything extra.It is a totally free solution.

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Overview

Sensitive data is constantly at risk of loss, theft, and exposure. Many times, the data simply walks right out the front door on a laptop or USB device. Companies that suffer such a data loss risk serious consequences, including regulatory penalties, public disclosure, brand damage, customer distrust, and financial losses. According to a Ponemon Institute report, 7% of all corporate laptops will be lost or stolen sometime during their useful life. The rapid proliferation of mobile devices with large storage capacities and often internet access is opening up even more channels for data loss or theft, so protecting sensitive, proprietary, and personally identifiable information must be a top priority. McAfee Complete Data Protection Suites address all of these concerns and many more.

BitLocker is Microsoft's full disk encryption solution, which protects all of your data from theft, hacking or loss. BitLocker does this by encrypting the entire drive that hosts your Windows operating system and all your data.

BitLocker is available for all devices, including portable storage devices (such as external hard drives and USB flash drives). These portable devices are supported by a feature called BitLocker To Go, which is included in Windows 7 and 8, and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. In Windows XP, encrypted devices can be read, but not written to, using the BitLocker To Go Reader program.

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Sample Customers
Xcel EnergyACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government13%
Retailer9%
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Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm5%
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