We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It has a lot of functions, such as firewall. We are administrators, and we create some rules to protect our network. We also monitor the traffic in and out and have disk encryption on-premises. When we detect malware, we scan for the virus on the PC. We can then delete or block the malware."
"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."
"Overall the solution is very good. It offers great protection and gives us a good overview of what is on the network."
"Great monitoring feature."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"The solution can scale."
"There's a good dashboard you can drill down into. It helps you easily locate intrusions and the source of attacks."
"It works right out of the box. You just have to enable it and you can start working."
"The VPN and the filtering features are the most valuable. Its VPN is very strong, and its services are very nice. The main problem in India is the service. There are not enough Check Point and Fortinet Firewall services, but for this product, the service is very good."
"We would like to have a simpler version. Some settings and functions on the McAfee console are complex and complicated. I want the management console to be simpler."
"Some of the documentation is not as straightforward as it could be."
"The management console needs to be less complex and easier to navigate."
"The pricing could be improved."
"The solution could improve some aspects of detection."
"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 management component could be simplified."
"Its graphical user interface could be improved because not everybody is technical. There is a lack of knowledge, and they can give some training for this solution."
"Regarding technical support, they could use more engineers."
"The price of WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is pretty reasonable compared to similar solutions."
"It is not expensive. Other products like Fortinet and Check Point are of the same price."
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.
Online attacks and malware continue to evolve, using sophisticated methods to exploit victims. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) provides a preemptive approach to network security that adds an essential layer of threat detection and prevention. IPS protects your network from a wide range of malicious activities, including SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows.
McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 7th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 7 reviews while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is ranked 20th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 2 reviews. McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.8, while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is rated 7.0. 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 WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service writes "Provides easy-to-use, real-time protection but the customer support could be improved". McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Cisco NGIPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Fortinet FortiGate IPS and Darktrace, whereas WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is most compared with Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and Cisco Stealthwatch. See our McAfee Network Security Platform vs. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service report.
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