Compare McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption

McAfee Complete Data Protection is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 10 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 10 reviews. McAfee Complete Data Protection is rated 7.8, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 8.0. 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 Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Has good messaging features but the hard drive encryption needs to be improved". McAfee Complete Data Protection is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, ESET Endpoint Encryption and McAfee Complete Data Protection. See our McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption 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 most valuable feature is that it works in the background so that the end-users are not aware of what is happening on the laptop.This product is a solid, all-in-one solution for enterprise data management.The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders.We can extend it to all of the critical endpoints and the servers, and we can ensure the confidentiality of the data.Their cloud features such as Cloud Endpoint security, ransomware modules, malware, and other modules are very effective.The encryption feature is very good.We use it for protecting accounts, which is its most valuable feature.It has reduced the number of incidents related to the loss of information.

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Cons
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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I do not find the environment to be very user-friendly.The instability of the company and lack of presence in the Middle East is affecting product use.The program's disk encryption is not very friendly with Microsoft OS updates. We have a problem with updates failing unless we use a time-consuming work-around.If for example, a user forgets the endpoint key, they cannot access their data. We need a support team that is a single point of contact for the IT entity to be trained and to have documentation for troubleshooting and managing the solution.I think that they should improve the on-premises version to include the manageability and simplicity that is available on the cloud.The agent can be improved on the solution. Right now, we have an Endpoint Protection agent as well as an encryption agent and another for the DLVs and other services. We would prefer a single agent for the entire product.We would like some advanced security protection features.It's a bit difficult to get good support. Their response times are really bad.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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 cost of this solution is a little on the higher side.The pricing is fair but there is variability in our area that needs to be addressed.Depending on how many modules you will use (up to five) the licensing will be more expensive.They have two solutions for encryption including Symantec Endpoint Encryption and PGP Endpoint Encryption. With one PGP license, you can deploy the two solutions. The PGP license gives you two options.The licensing costs yearly are $5000.It can be expensive. However, if you plan to scale or are at a large enterprise company, this product could be what you need.

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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.

Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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Sample Customers
Xcel EnergyCitrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government14%
Retailer9%
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Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company7%
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