Compare McAfee Network Security Platform vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention

McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 11th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 3 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 7th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 11 reviews. McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.4, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of McAfee Network Security Platform writes "Attack analysis shows who tries to exploit my vulnerabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Enables us to control the amount of bandwidth an application is allowed to consume and is extremely scalable". McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and Darktrace, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch and Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS. See our McAfee Network Security Platform vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention report.
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The feature I found most valuable is the network threat analyzer in the security platform. It also integrates with GTI, or Global Threat Intelligence. Otherwise, I just use the basic features.The most valuable features are the customization of the signature and the unlimited amount of signatures in IPS.The ability to centrally manage all the IPS sensors, track the different security events generated by it, and customize the different policies, depending on their location.

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The most valuable features are that it's user-friendly, has interesting features, URL filtering, and threat prevention.For those who want a next-gen firewall that's easy to configure and easy to operate, I think you should go for Palo Alto.With the IP address flag, I was able to see that I was being hacked. The moment there was an interaction between somebody on my network and that IP, the solution was able to flag it, and we were able to protect ourselves.The most valuable features are the simplicity, transparency, and overall ease of management.I find the malware protection very handy.The application control and vulnerability protection are the most valuable features.The initial setup was straightforward. It's quite easy. Deployment took one to two weeks.The most valuable feature of Palo Alto Threat Prevention for our company is the next generation firewall.

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Integration with Global Thereat Intelligence could be better. Also, I think management solutions are end of life now at McAfee. Network threat analyzer may be used for endpoint quarantines. Integration between these sides, as well as endpoint APO, will help you quarantine the risky endpoints.The solution needs to improve the graphical interface. And they had a limitation in some of the sensor modems as well.The Network Security Managers could be more stable, agile, and work faster. When it comes to instability, there is room for improvement.

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Palo Alto's maintenance needs to be improved.The documentation needs to be improved. I need better information about how to configure it and what the best practices are.Sometimes when you want to group a set of ports, and communicate with Palo Alto, you cannot group TCP and UDP ports together. This needs to be adjusted.The price of licenses should be lowered to make it less costly to scale our solution.I think they can use some improvement on FID.The solution needs to improve its local technical support services. There is no premium support offered in our market.It's not so easy to set up a test environment, because it's not so easy to get the test license. The vendor only gives you 90 days for a test license; it's a tough license to get.The organization mail security solutions could be improved. There is no mail security solution available.

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If you want to have all of the good features then you have to pay extra for licensing.It is an expensive solution and I would like to see a drop in price.It's not too expensive.The pricing and the licensing are pretty competitive at this stage. As a reseller, I would like to see the price come down a little bit so I can compete better against other firewalls because we do that all the time.

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McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced detection and emulation techniques, it moves beyond mere pattern matching to defend against stealthy attacks with a high degree of accuracy. This next-generation hardware platform scales to speeds of more than 40 Gbps with a single device to meet the needs of demanding networks. Our Unified Defense Architecture approach to security management streamlines security operations by combining real-time McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds with rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate response to network-borne attacks.

Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.

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Desjardins Group, HollyFrontier, Nubia, Agbar, WNS Global Services, INAIL, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cook County, China Pacific Insurance, Bank Central Asia, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, City of Chicago, Macquarie Telecom, Sutherland Global Services, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United Automotive Electronic SystemsUniversity of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
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