McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection

As of March 2019, McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection with 12 reviews vs Symantec Endpoint Protection which is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection with 31 reviews. The top reviewer of McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection writes "The devices are controlled from one place. This allows management of security for different device vendors with a unique interface". The top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Protection writes "You can deploy it to Windows, Mac, and Linux with one console to cover all three". McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Windows Defender and Carbon Black Cb Defense. Symantec Endpoint Protection is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection and ESET Endpoint Security. See our McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection report.
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Pros
The loss prevention feature would be the most valuable.It has improved my organization because it helps with visibility, in terms of security. We can see the actual attack and can contain it. The antivirus can detect that.The reporting capabilities are a valuable feature. In enables more visibility on our network.This is a good solution for antivirus and malware protection.The product helps us by contacting us if there are any virus attacks on our system.We receive good protection with this solution.It has been protecting us for many years, and we hope it will continue to do so for many years to come.Automatic user recovery prior to Windows booting up.

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When they started they found it very easy; not easy to implement but easy to use. We started with the headquarters here and later we also implemented it for all the subsidiaries in the region, in other countries. They have a centralized solution, so they can help other countries in management.I find it is the most reliable solution on the market.It is a stable product.We never expect downtime. There is also great ease of use for my admins.It's a good proxy to control the user's access to the website.The centralized console is great for us. It gives us one centralized console to manage all of the endpoints.It's customizable, we're able to tune it to work with our products.The initial setup is straightforward.

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We have a lot of problems with the user experience and it's difficult to implement. MacAfee's better than the ancient anti-virus solutions but it's a little slow to resolve. Many files with malware were destroyed through the network, and MacAfee doesn't detect anything.The endpoint has room for improvement because it's restrictive, it's very sensitive. Sometimes it can delete something that you need and so sometimes you have to disable the antivirus.The DAC (Dynamic Application Containment) component of this product needs improvement.One of the drawbacks is that it is not 100% secure.Tech support is not as helpful as they were in the past.Tech support is not as helpful as they were in the past.Although they have increased the complexity, it has affected the scanning speed.We experienced some bad behavior when we first installed the product. The system also starts slowly in some instances. If for some reason this solution crashes, we could lose all our data.

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There are a few negative points. They should separate the feature for each separate solution for mobile devices. The second one is about the price, it's expensive. Finally, the third would be the complexity of implementation.I think the CPU dependence should be enhanced.Sometimes tech support is a bit slow to find a solution.It seems that its not working very well with VMWare.It's not cheap.It would be nice to be able to manage the endpoints a bit further. A valuable attribute would be the management of software inventory, software deployment, and third-party software deployment. I would like to see the ability to deploy and delete unlicensed software. Many users try to install what they shouldn't, so that would be really useful.I would like to see even more customization, the possibility to do whitelisting. It needs to be a little bit more liberal on whitelisting, even to use the name if needed, instead of hashes.When, Microsoft releases a new OS version twice a year, you never know if the current version of Symantec Endpoint Protection will support it. You can have a lag between when Microsoft releases a new client - and then the current version doesn't work correctly - and it could be some months between updates from Symantec.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It's fairly priced compared to other products on the market.This product is costly.The pricing is comparable to other solutions on the market.No comment.Pricing is fair.The initial price is very good as they give good initial discounts, but it seems a little expensive once you renew the license.

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Pricing and licensing are important to us when choosing a product.It's not cheap.It is the better product, even if it is a little on the higher side.Licensing is per user. Therefore, it makes it easy to do licensing.What we have paid for this product is good value for the work and the services that they are providing to us.Regarding the licensing, it was important negotiate a long contract to get a more attractive price, including advanced support in case of crisis.I’d say SEP deserves the money.

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3rd
out of 55 in Endpoint Protection
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23,705
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13,410
Reviews
12
Followers
685
Avg. Rating
7.8
1st
out of 55 in Endpoint Protection
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60,041
Comparisons
37,396
Reviews
30
Followers
1,317
Avg. Rating
8.3
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McAfee Endpoint Protection, Total Protection for Endpoint, Intel Security Total Protection for Endpoint, MCAFEE Complete Endpoint ProtectionSymantec AntiVirus
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Overview

McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection allows you to protect all of your devices with intelligent, collaborative security, in one easy-to-manage, integrated solution. Our integrated endpoint security framework helps remove redundancies, enables fast, proven performance and offers an architecture to align both current and future security investments. With a flexible choice of cloud-based or a local management console, security administrators also get true centralized management that simplifies ongoing tasks, deployment and monitoring.

Symantec Endpoint Protection is a powerful endpoint antivirus software solution, which provides multiple layers of protection against all types of known and unknown threats. Powered by SONAR and Symantec Insight, Symantec Endpoint Protection combines all the security tools that you could require into one proactive solution.

It integrates antivirus, firewall, antispyware, intrusion prevention, application control and device control, and allows you to manage all of these tools centrally from one agent. Upgrades happen automatically, and the software offers seamless migration from previous versions.

This solution maximizes the security and performance of physical and virtual systems, and is compatible with multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Symantec Endpoint Protection is recommended for environments with more than 250 users.

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Sample Customers
inHouseIT, Seagate Technology Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Government21%
Healthcare Company14%
Transportation Company7%
REVIEWERS
University18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Local Government12%
Retailer12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Insurance Company27%
Financial Services Firm24%
Manufacturing Company9%
Non Profit7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise43%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
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