Compare McAfee Web Protection vs. Symantec Complete Website Security

McAfee Web Protection is ranked 5th in Web Security Gateways with 3 reviews while Symantec Complete Website Security is ranked 11th in Web Security Gateways with 2 reviews. McAfee Web Protection is rated 7.6, while Symantec Complete Website Security is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "Permits the user to go to the internet with a sufficient level of category blocking and anti-malware control". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Complete Website Security writes "We can see what's happening in machines at different locations but it's hard to understand the generic alerts". McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Blue Coat Advanced Web & Cloud Security and Zscaler Internet Access, whereas Symantec Complete Website Security is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Internet Access and Forcepoint Web Security. See our McAfee Web Protection vs. Symantec Complete Website Security report.
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Pros
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 feature of this solution is that it protects against threats that are coming from the web.The most valuable feature is the ease in the configuration for security roles.

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It's nice to have it in the cloud where we can pull the reporting together for it so we can see what's happening in machines at different locations.The most valuable feature is the endpoint security.

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Cons
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.The solution should be more proactive in regards to sending you updates.We need a better customer experience and more flexibility in the product.

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It needs to be easier to set up rules for what sites it should allow or not allow us in certain areas of our computer for programs. It would also be nice really nice to have it give you better information about what it's finding. A lot of the alerts we get are very difficult to understand what it's actually telling you. It's too generic.There's a need for increased firewall functionality and capabilities. I'm not seeing a competitive Symantec cloud product. Specifically, functionalities with security as filtering from the cloud. I am aware that there is a product, a proxy in the cloud but I have compared it with other vendors and I don't find it that powerful. I think the worst thing that we're experiencing is very poor and inadequate technical support. It seems to me that tech support engineers aren't qualified to fulfill their job duties.

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Pricing and licensing is stunted and licensing is expensive. We have many customers who are now thinking about other solutions due to the cost.

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McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
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Overview

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.

Complete Website Security goes far beyond encryption to deliver protection for websites, data and applications—with 24/7 control that helps to mitigate risk and helps to ensure uninterrupted performance for every website. Multi-layered security and controls make our certificate issuance and authentication processes one of the most rigorous in the industry. Automated management pinpoints certificate and website weaknesses due to unexpected expirations, flawed installations, deprecation and critical vulnerabilities in the event of attacks. Meanwhile, Symantec’s unified security identifies worldwide security vulnerabilities, delivers real-time analytics and helps our customers to protect against damage 24/7. It's why we've become the name people trust.

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