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"With this solution, the device control is more reliable and more stable.""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.""It is capable of acting as Web control, Device Control, or Data Control.""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.""In the configuration, you can restrict a user from accessing a removable drive.""The interface is very good. You can create and manage your own dashboard.""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 server software console is exquisitely designed and organized for handy access and manipulation by the administrator."

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"The management console gives us the ability to quickly control who sees what, ensures we are on the latest version, and up-to-date.""It has reduced the number of incidents related to the loss of information.""It helps us put antivirus solutions in place and prevent malware from getting to our machines.""We use it for protecting accounts, which is its most valuable feature.""The encryption feature is very good.""Their cloud features such as Cloud Endpoint security, ransomware modules, malware, and other modules are very effective.""We can extend it to all of the critical endpoints and the servers, and we can ensure the confidentiality of the data.""The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders."

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"The solution should be more user-friendly.""This solution does not do as well at protecting the end-user against unknown viruses.""It is difficult to manage.""The solution needs to reduce the number of false positives. There are too many of them.""I want simplicity. A new user opening the dashboard will be confused. It needs to be more user-friendly.""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.""The product consumes too much RAM and CPU for its processing and this can lead to resource issues on PCs.""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."

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"I would like them to have integration with a wider range of non-Symantec products.""It's a bit difficult to get good support. Their response times are really bad.""I can only patch monthly. I don't know what the solution is there, besides being vulnerable for three weeks out of four. But there's got to be an option somehow.""We would like some advanced security protection features.""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.""I think that they should improve the on-premises version to include the manageability and simplicity that is available on the cloud.""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.""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."

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"The price of this solution needs to be improved.""The price is good, it's a low-cost solution.""This solution is reasonably priced.""The pricing is better than that of some competing products.""The pricing of the cloud offering seems confusing."

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"It can be expensive. However, if you plan to scale or are at a large enterprise company, this product could be what you need.""The licensing costs yearly are $5000.""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.""Depending on how many modules you will use (up to five) the licensing will be more expensive.""The pricing is fair but there is variability in our area that needs to be addressed.""The cost of this solution is a little on the higher side."

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Top Answer: The solution is excellent for protecting users from data being exploited. It's also great for preventing data leakage.
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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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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
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Financial Services Firm29%
Government14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Construction Company14%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government6%
Insurance Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business42%
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Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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McAfee Complete Data Protection is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 11 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 14 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 "An excellent solution for protecting from data exposure, device protection, and shadow IT". 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, Sophos SafeGuard, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Carbon Black CB Defense, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Sophos SafeGuard. See our McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.

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