McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Overview

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is the #12 ranked solution in our list of top Advanced Threat Protection tools. It is most often compared to Fortinet FortiSandbox: McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs Fortinet FortiSandbox

What is McAfee Advanced Threat Defense?

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense enables organizations to detect advanced, evasive malware and convert threat information into immediate action and protection. Unlike traditional sandboxes, it includes additional inspection capabilities that broaden detection and expose evasive threats. Tight integration between security solutions - from network and endpoint to investigation - enables instant sharing of threat information across the environment, enhancing protection and investigation. Flexible deployment options support every network.

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McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Customers

The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham and
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about McAfee Advanced Threat Defense pricing:
  • "Our licensing fees for this solution are approximately one million dollars per year."
  • "The product is expensive, but it is better than the rest of them in the industry."

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Reviews

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Manoj Nair
Tech Specialist at Select Softwares
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
May 22, 2020
Can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients

What is our primary use case?

Primary use case: malware blockage. If you remember WannaCry, this system stopped it dead in its tracks with zero system failures. If you recall WannaCry hit on the weekend. I updated the rules from home on my ePO server and more than 200 machines were on during the weekend. When I checked the logs on Monday morning, at least 50,000 hits were registered in the logs with zero system failures. Its greatest strength is the DXL client which can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients via the McAfee Agent instead of going through the ePO server.

Pros and Cons

  • "Its greatest strength is the DXL client which can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients via the McAfee Agent instead of going through the ePO server."
  • "Make the ATD system a part of the whole product and take the whole thing onto the cloud. While it is there already, it is not to the same level as the on-premise version."

What other advice do I have?

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Chuck Bartenbach
CISO at W.L.Gore
Real User
Top 20
May 19, 2019
Protects the endpoints of our organization but it is not cloud ready

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is endpoint security.

Pros and Cons

  • "It stops in excess of twenty-five malware events per month, all of which could be critical to the business."
  • "This solution needs to be made "cloud ready"."

What other advice do I have?

This product does the job, but it is not flexible enough to do new environments yet. They're behind the eight ball. If another company is considering this solution then I would recommend it if they're not going cloud. If they are, look somewhere else. I would rate this solution seven out of ten.
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AccountMb6d1
User at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Mar 26, 2019
The product is very scalable, but the customer service responsiveness is not there with smaller companies

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is for networking.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is networking.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have a simplified deployment. So, it would not need to reconfigure a bunch of other things to get the product integrated. The Cisco networking products could be improved upon.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is above average in the industry. For reliability, I would rate them as an eight or nine out of ten.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support on their side is not readily available. It takes a while. The customer service responsiveness is not there with smaller…
reviewer1126164
Programming Analyst at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Jun 30, 2019
Provides visibility of network events, but would benefit from AI technology

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for this solution is the detection of threats.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows for visibility of events in our network.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the administration console and its detection and response module.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see future versions of the solution incorporate artificial intelligence technology.

For how long have I used the solution?

One year.
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