McAfee Complete Data Protection Valuable Features

Obaseun Awoyinfa
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I am not really an end-user so my answer is addressed talking more from the integration side. I do a lot of integration, and from this point of view, using McAfee as a data protection solution and for data classification is most valuable. I think McAfee actually fits very well with providing literally all the use cases for you. If end-users cannot classify data and solve the problem of data classification, then they can not successfully move forward and get on to data discovery using something like the McAfee Discover running it from the endpoint or running it from the network and doing network DLP (Data Loss Prevention/Data Loss Protection). We are sometimes having to look at it more from a perspective of the cost rather than actually solving the problem. It will work out so long as it helps end-users to classify their data. Some clients have some budget restrictions. So, for some use cases, I think it will be good for a certain type of user. It would be best for those who need data enforcement from both endpoints and from the network. I think it is perfect for shadow IT as well. With the proper policies in place, it could prevent you from sending corporate data to both cloud storage or to flash drives. If you look at it as a device control feature, it limits what you can send to removable storage devices. Configured a different way, you can send your other unclassified data to cloud storage and the like. Looking at it from a general use case as a security consultant, what most organizations try to prevent is data extrication. If you can prevent people from moving corporate data to their private clouds or to their own personal storage devices, you would have saved yourself a lot of stress. If the employee exits their security system carelessly, someone can actually extricate data during that process breach. Another use case is preventing loss of confidentiality. If you are trying to ensure the confidentiality of your data, using McAfee DLP you can prevent certain classification levels of data from being sent to printers or sent through emails. There is file and folder encryption and there is also complete McAfee Drive Encryption. The beauty of McAfee is that they are not looking at encryption from one single standpoint. It is a broader solution. If I have FileVault on my Mac Pro, I can protect my Mac. McAfee has encryption that helps you manage encryption natively. If you have BitLocker and you prefer to use it on your products, you can and you can still have a central management console for both your endpoint and your other encryption with McAfee. I think that is actually a perfect example of how you can use MNE (Management of Native Encryption) to manage your native encryption along with other products. View full review »
Presales Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Often the customers have requirements where we need to provide them with endpoint DLP (Data Loss Prevention) solutions. McAfee's DLP is a very good product. It gives you accessibility to either allow or block many preferences on a machine and does a good job of protecting against any data loss. This is what I think is the most valuable feature in the solution. View full review »
Application Programmer (Infrastructure and OA support) at a government with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are effective folder and disk encryption, and the practical server console-started agent/encryption module deployment to endpoints are highly commendable. The server software console is exquisitely designed and organized for handy access and manipulation by the administrator. Encryption user assignment and key generation can be performed fast enough. View full review »
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Yash Rana
Manager IT at OTE
With this solution, the device control is more reliable and more stable. We even use it for our email policies, but we are mainly using it in our environment for device protection policies. We are controlling almost all types of devices, like USB and CD-ROM devices, imaging devices, and even cameras. So we are basically able to control everything in our environment. View full review »
Abel Abenemi
Network Support Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is Data Loss Prevention. There is progression. It's quite amazing! In the configuration, you can restrict a user from accessing a removable drive. They can bring in malware from external sources into the network without it coming from the internet. It could come from a memory stick. With the Data Loss Prevention, we can check for this and we can stop them from being able to use a flash drive or pin drive on their computer. You can stop them from having access to a CD so that the company information cannot be lost to malware. They can't access anything, because as soon as they insert a memory stick it tells them to stop. The company is also trying to prevent any data, or files from being copied. With this feature, you can configure it to not allow any copying. If anyone inserts a memory stick, we get a report alerting us on the server of where the threat is coming from or who is trying to bypass or change the rule. Another valuable feature is the McAfee ePO, which is the centralized monitoring tool. You can have your computers on the network and this feature will tell you who is behind in terms of updates from the server. You can also view the modules that have been installed on a particular workstation. View full review »
Kranthi Kumar
Storage Engineer at 22by7
The most valuable features are data loss prevention and encryption. The interface is user-friendly and it provides a large number of options. The support services from McAfee are freely available at any point in time. Of of the features that I like the best is document tagging, where the user can specify attributes such as confidential. The encryption group feature will ensure that the system is compatible. If everything is fine then encryption will begin. However, if there is an incompatibility then the encryption will be halted. View full review »
Saqer Aqra
Senior Cyber Security Consultant at Ingram Micro Inc.
The solution is excellent for protecting users from data being exploited. It's also great for preventing data leakage. The solution is simple. Accessing the DLP is easy. View full review »
IT Security Consultant at ZOL Zimbabwe
The McAfee Threat Protection and McAfee Web Protection are valuable aspects of the solution. They're better than other features that come with the endpoints. View full review »
Service Security Specialist
The antivirus is the solution's most valuable feature. The interface is very good. You can create and manage your own dashboard. The reporting is very good. View full review »
Anatolii Konstantynov
Project Engineer at ISSP
All features in this solution are valuable, but it depends on its function. It is capable of acting as Web control, Device Control, or Data Control. View full review »
Senior Trusted Advisor LoB Banking at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I don't need to have any interaction with this product, which means that it is very, very good, and it is doing its job. View full review »
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