McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection

McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection is ranked 6th in Endpoint Protection with 10 reviews vs Symantec Endpoint Protection which is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection with 30 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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The reporting capabilities are a valuable feature. In enables more visibility on our network.This is a good solution for anti-virus 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.Initially, the DLP was very valuable for disabling access to USB drives.Dynamic Application Containment.

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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.Managing SEP is very easy, and also troubleshooting part is easily managed.

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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.The VirusScan needs to improve in order to detect ransomware and other advanced threats.Signatures to protect against new attacks.

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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.I would like to see fileless attack protection.

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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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Also Known As
McAfee Endpoint Protection, Total Protection for Endpoint, Intel Security Total Protection for Endpoint, MCAFEE Complete Endpoint ProtectionSymantec AntiVirus

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
Financial Services Firm15%
Healthcare Company15%
Transportation Company8%
Media Company12%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Tech Company9%
Financial Services Firm13%
Local Government13%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
Insurance Company23%
Financial Services Firm16%
Security Firm10%
Transportation Company6%
Company Size
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise48%
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise64%
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise43%
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise31%
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