Jos-KatengwaInformation Technology Specialist at Calculus system
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The administrative capabilities and the interface make this product accessible and easy to use."
"The product provides us with an excellent, dependable solution to recommend to clients for their security needs."
"The whitelisting works well."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to control access to USB drives and other external devices."
"The ability to block all USBs from the McAfee portal has been great."
"The interface showcases threat incidents very well."
"You can manage your compliance in line with legislation such as GDPR and POPIA."
"The most valuable feature is the TPM (Trusted Platform Module), which makes the PC security stronger because somebody who is not from the team cannot access the PC without the decryption PIN."
"It is easy to use. It is usually easy to recover someone's privacy. The manageability is much easier than McAfee. I think that Microsoft is a leader in this area. We are in the Microsoft school so our judgment of McAfee will be a little bit unfair as we recommend Microsoft all the time because of the easy manageability and support. I think that McAfee is designed for a different customer and every time we open a ticket with their support, it takes a very, very long time. The main difference is just the manageability and support. In terms of the solution itself or the functionality, I know that McAfee is very strong, but manageability and support, for us, is much more important. It's strengthens the solution for us."
"The most valuable feature is the simplicity and integration with the Microsoft Clouds platform."
"There's a lot of manageability within the solution. This is very helpful."
"We have not seen any bugs or glitches, so the stability is good."
"The solution works the way it's supposed to - stability and scalability are fine."
"The most important aspect of this solution is that if your laptop gets stolen, the information is encrypted."
"The ease of use is the most valuable feature. The ability to import data to build your frontend on top of the data is very simple and very useable."
"The pricing is high for licensing and support and the GUI interface is good but could use updating."
"The product uses a lot of resources and because of this it is not always a good solution for every situation."
"The solution needs an easier integration in heterogeneous and dynamic environments."
"There needs to be support for blocking the sending of files by email because even if you block or remove an external disk, the files are not protected."
"The solution needs to be a one-stop protection shop. And yet, the DLP isn't strong. Anyone can break it quite easily."
"Technical support doesn't really offer fast response times."
"Our client is not very happy with the lack of support, the skills, and the effectiveness of the tool."
"If the encryption was faster then it would make the experience more pleasant."
"If integration with Active Directory are not mandatory for him, I think that there are many other solutions in the market that equal or are much stronger than Microsoft."
"I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy."
"The solution should offer encryption for other items such as shared folders, removable media, etc."
"The people at the first level of support refer you to articles that do not pertain to the problem at hand."
"Lacks a portal that can be managed rather than just existing."
"I would recommend BitLocker only because of the economic side, not the technical side. If the features were included in the already existing licenses I would use it. If not, I would recommend other products."
"The visualization could be better."
"The pricing seems expensive both for the license and the support."
"The price is high for this type of product."
"If the client purchases the entire suite of McAfee Endpoint, the license is included."
"This solution is included with Microsoft Server and my clients did not have to pay for anything extra."
"It's not about pricing, because we are working with Enterprise companies that already have Windows Enterprise, so BitLocker comes already included as a Windows feature. It's free for Enterprise users. The price is only for deployment. The customer will pay for McAfee, however."
"The cost of this solution is bundled in with part of the subscription for the Microsoft Cloud. We have users subscribed to Enterprise E5 and it comes with E5"
"The price of this solution should be more competitive."
"BitLocker is included in our license and doesn't cost us anything extra."
"It is free. It is enabled as part of the operating system. Once you have an operating system license, you're licensed for Bitlocker."
BitLocker is Microsoft's full disk encryption solution, which protects all of your data from theft, hacking or loss. BitLocker does this by encrypting the entire drive that hosts your Windows operating system and all your data.
BitLocker is available for all devices, including portable storage devices (such as external hard drives and USB flash drives). These portable devices are supported by a feature called BitLocker To Go, which is included in Windows 7 and 8, and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. In Windows XP, encrypted devices can be read, but not written to, using the BitLocker To Go Reader program.
McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is ranked 6th in Data Loss Prevention with 7 reviews while Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 12 reviews. McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is rated 6.8, while Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention writes "Good whitelisting and stable on supported OS but doesn't protect against memory attacks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "A cost-effective solution to protect data from physical theft, but the encryption process is slow". McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is most compared with ESET Safetica, Digital Guardian, Cisco AMP for Endpoints, McAfee Complete Data Protection and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, whereas Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Sophos SafeGuard and ZENworks. See our McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Microsoft BitLocker report.
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