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"It's a solution that permits making a granular configuration and it is easier to deploy the same configuration on a lot of devices using the central console. It is the master of the product.""The most valuable is the blocking of blacklisted sites, a URL that is, either by intelligence or by McAfee, detected as a malicious site.""It has dependable anti-malware and intrusion prevention features all-in-one package.""The solution does what it's meant to do.""The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable."

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"It is very stable."

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"The configuration could be simplified because it is more complex to make the configuration on McAfee. What can be improved is the support of the agent on smartphones, IOS or Android. That still now is not available yet.""We used a consultant to help us set it up. Unfortunately, he was not that good. They were out of McAfee people. He was a consultant and knew the product, but he was not a McAfee person. How they managed it and how they worked was not straightforward.""The manufacturerers should have more transparancy about exactly what is getting filtered when you use the product and why.""Lacking filter for spam.""The solution could always use more security features. If it was more secure, it would be an even stronger product."

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"Malware, scanning, capture, and integration should be included with the content filtering."

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"Licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing is very reasonable."

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Top Answer: The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable.
Top Answer: The solution isn't expensive. It's very reasonably priced. I pay a licensing fee in order to use the product.
Top Answer: I'm not an IT person, and therefore can't speak to if there are any missing features. For me, it works quite well and I have no complaints. The solution could always use more security features. If it… more »
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McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
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McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies' products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all.

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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise56%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint, McAfee, TitanHQ and others in Web Content Filtering. Updated: June 2021.
510,882 professionals have used our research since 2012.

McAfee Web Protection is ranked 2nd in Web Content Filtering with 5 reviews while SonicWall CFS is ranked 5th in Web Content Filtering with 1 review. McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.6, while SonicWall CFS is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "Easily blacklist malicious sites both on premise and on the cloud". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall CFS writes "Reliable content filtering but need more traffic control". McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Umbrella, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, AhnLab V3 Internet Security and Barracuda Web Security Gateway, whereas SonicWall CFS is most compared with Barracuda Web Security Gateway.

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