McAfee Endpoint Security Valuable Features

Owais Yousuf
Solution Architect Security at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The following are the main features of the McAfee Suite:

  1. Threat/risk protection at the core level: All of the components , including the antivirus and exploit functionalities, all communicate with each other on a real-time basis.
  2. Machine learning: The McAfee Suite consists of sophisticated learning algorithms in order to precisely identify and confirm the presence of any malware, primarily based on their signature profiles.
  3. The containment of applications: With this feature, your IT security staff can mitigate the damaging impacts of malicious files (such as those found in phishing emails) and other types of malware by blocking them from entering further into your network infrastructure, and from there, isolating them.
  4. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR): EDR is now fully integrated into the McAfee Suite and is completely automated. Any risks and threats can be curtailed by just a few clicks of the mouse.
  5. Centralized management: The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is a specific tool that allows for your IT Security staff to a get a much greater visibility and insight into your network infrastructure with easy-to-use and understandable at-a-glance dashboards.
  6. Proactive learning analysis: With machine learning algorithms, the McAfee Suite can quickly create models of your organization’s cyber-threat landscape and what potential malware attack vectors could like in the future.
  7. Sophisticated levels of anti-malware protection: The engine that drives the McAfee Suite is updated on a 24-7 basis via the McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds.
  8. Advanced threat forensic capabilities: With this functionality, your IT security staff can quickly determine where the malware resides in your network infrastructure, how they evolved and penetrated your lines of defense, and how long they have stayed in your systems.
  9. Malware behavior monitoring: This tool of the McAfee Suite can actually record the “behavior” of the malware in question while also studying its Attack Techniques and Procedures (TPPs). It comes with a comprehensive alert system and can even provide a sophisticated review (or “playback”) for the network administrator.
  10. Migration assistant: This functionality allows for your IT security staff to quickly migrate network security policies from legacy platforms into the McAfee Suite.
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LS
reviewer1383249
IT Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

From the McAfee side, I really like the ePolicy Orchestrator software that allows us to manage all of our endpoints. You can create the deployment policies and whenever there is a new update — a new version of the ENS Agent, or threat protection — we could test it out in the evaluation branch, and even test it on some of our servers.

It's quite easy to manage. Quite intuitive. I would say the dashboard of ePolicy Orchestrator software is quite intuitive and quite easy to understand and manage. 

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VK
reviewer1162608
VP - Cyber Security at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The manageability of the product itself is its most valuable aspect. You have the underlying EPO, and on top of it, you can deploy the various components as you require. This is unlike other solutions like Symantec where you have to deploy everything or nothing. With this solution, you can choose to only deploy antivirus or only deploy a firewall, or only something else. I choose the components and that deployment is done through EPO. It makes manageability very flexible.

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Manuel Ochoa
Support Security Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

Threat prevention is valuable because most clients use other solutions like antivirus as part of web protection. I don't find that kind of solution useful. We use the firewall to protect the client's network or even blocks and some kind of traffic that the computer received. The ATP model, I think, is one of the most important features because it can protect the computer when an application doesn't work as expected. It will alert and send messages to the ePO, and we can see everything.

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NR
reviewer1383900
Senior Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The ability to check a wide range of vulnerabilities and devices is a very valuable feature in this product. This is not really a user interface or manually driven product. VirusScan gives an alert to the user that a scan should be performed on their device and the user has to click it to initiate the scan. Then McAfee scans the device and it gives a report saying that it has run a scan of the system and now everything is fine. It runs for the user rather than manual scanning.  

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AM
reviewer1407267
IT Security Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

The solution is pretty good for threat prevention, web protection, adaptive threat protection, and other tasks.

The solution is very stable.

We have had a good experience dealing with technical support.

The product is quite user-friendly.

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Kuldeep Patel
Senior System Administrator at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

The remote installation capabilities are very helpful for us. Its automatic installation is a good feature.

The malware detection is very good. 

The features, for the most part, are reliable. When installed as endpoint security, ransomware detected on any endpoint will be automatically quarantined there. It's then disconnected from the network and users are able to clean up that particular wireless area.

The initial setup isn't too difficult.

The solution scales well.

The solution offers good patches pretty regularly.

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VK
reviewer1447320
CISO at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of McAfee Endpoint Security is that it is stable. It is a good product.

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MT
reviewer1189566
IT Engineer with 51-200 employees

The desktop firewall is a great product. It can be set to allow only authorized applications to communicate with the internet. In this way, it can block the changes for an unknown application to access our command and control server and to receive encryption keys. It is very good at preventing crypto-malware.

Their drive encryption is perfect.

You can create a complete inventory of all available executable files on the machine and whitelist the ones that you want, then lock the machine so that nothing else can be executed.

The web filtering is quite good at the endpoint level.

The threat intelligence exchange product is great because at the moment malware is detected on one device or other devices and endpoints, our servers are informed about the threats and they will be automatically recognized.

The solution has a ton of products and great features.

ePO can now be integrated with products from other vendors such as BeyondTrust, Boldon James, Titus, and you can even control Microsoft BitLocker. The architecture is easily extended and upgraded.

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Beşir Kayar
Consultant and Founder of Company at Viznet Bilişim Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Şti

In terms of features, its internet exchange is also perfect. I mostly like the powerful management tools. It's got a lot of detail, so it's powerful.

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Juan Davila
Managing Director at eyeT GmbH

A big advantage of McAfee Endpoint Security is the ability to manage very big environments. We are supporting environments with 200,000 to 300,000 endpoints. The ability to manage with one single console is very important for us.

McAfee has phenomenally improved in terms of detection. It provides real-time detection and response with the error, Real Protect, and reputations. It is not only based on signatures but also on behavior analytics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning. We have environments that never had issues with ransomware in the last 20 years. McAfee has a very good performance in this field.

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MA
Reviewer677
User

The feature I like the most in McAfee Endpoint Protection is when I get reports of unmanaged devices. These are kind of issues that alert me to address a problem. 

I need to find out how we can eliminate these devices which are connected to our network and not managed by McAfee.

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Deepti Tewari
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

I find the endpoint management feature the most valuable. I like the exploit blocking, the anti-exploit.

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PS
AsstntAdmn677
Assistant Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Firstly, the Real-Time Protect and the dynamic application containment, are two great features out there. The endpoint features are also good. The new version is quite good as compared to the older version and interface. It's a replica of the VAC. It's good.

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MG
CompleteEnd677
General Manager (Corporate Services) with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features are the adaptive tech on McAfee.

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DavidJuste
IT Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The solution is broken down into different components from the portals. Web filtering, which is an added feature has been great for us. Other than that, we also make use of other products under McAfee, so it was DLP, HIPS, as well. Rogue Detection is more for detecting and managing systems on our network. That worked very well for us. From an interface point of view, it's really simple and straightforward.

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MV
reviewer1063173
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees

What I like best is the integrated end-to-end security that works with the security information and events manager. It's a complete suite.

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VB
reviewer1442568
Manager - Computing at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The endpoint protection and disk encryption features are the most valuable.

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DB
reviewer1442769
System Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are:  

- reporting facility using the ePO console for conformity and threat identification  

- using the advanced threat protection (ATP) 

- MNE module for customising and securing Windows Bitlocker.

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KA
reviewer1525362
Director Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution offers very good endpoint security.

The solution is quite stable.

We've found the pricing to be pretty good. It's not too expensive.

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SM
Syed Mohsin Ali
Team Leader Network and Mail Team at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

We like the web control and firewall.

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AC
reviewer1045476
General manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature is ease of use.

The dashboard is quite good.

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Suresh Sudarsenan
Senior Consultant at GS-SCPD

McAfee EndPoint Security has a lot of good features that work well if they are implemented properly.

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DG
reviewer1097622
Technical Lead Specialist at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are the prevention layer that detects the signature value and prevents threats in the network.

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