McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM) Reviews

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Anonymous User
Real User
Security Product Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the capability to correlate different events from different platforms that we feed into it. It makes it easier to engineer the box on our side so that we… more»

How has it helped my organization?

On the security side, it reduces the time needed to make changes in case of an attack. We have to work on it in real time. If we didn't have the tool, the amount of time would be… more»

What needs improvement?

Although we're a South American bank, our products are pretty much the same as North American banks. The types of things they would install in North America are what we have here. But… more»

What other advice do I have?

To make a decision you have to really know what your budget is, how much money you have to buy a solution, and what the main reason is that you are looking for a tool like this. You… more»
Carmen Marsh
Real User
CEO at Inteligencia
Mar 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that if the scanning does find something, it quarantines it. Then you can decide what you are going to do with it. It doesn't just stop everything but actually tells you there's a quarantine, that these files are in… more»

What needs improvement?

There are a lot of things that could be part of future editions. One would be to speed up the scanning of email. As emails come in, it takes a lot of time to scan through them, whether you're on your computer or on your phone. If it were a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Using it, I haven't noticed any difference in the mean time it takes us to detect and respond to threats. We've been happy with it so far. McAfee is a company whose products we've used quite a bit in the last 20 years so I'm familiar with them… more»
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Laeeq Ahmed
Consultant
IT Security Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 15 2018

What is most valuable?

VirusScan Enterprise provides protection against real-time malware attacks. We use it for logging the network traffic, when required. It blocks the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

By having access protection in the policies on the machine, it helps in real-time behavior scenarios, where the policy captures stuff, quite a lot.

What needs improvement?

There are always multiple bugs in the product. For example, the console page was hanging multiple times. Afterwards, they released multiple… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched to them because of the pricing.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others, before upgrading, to make sure they know the product that they're upgrading to. I would rate this product at six out of 10… more»
Mazhar Hamayun
Real User
Threat Intelligence Engineer (Security Engineering Team) at a government with 10,001+ employees
Sep 11 2017

What is most valuable?

It's SIEM. Obviously, normalization of data is the biggest factor.

How has it helped my organization?

We perform security event monitoring for over 700 individual servers, firewalls, and applications. It's not possible to… more»

What needs improvement?

McAfee is working on a newer ELS product for a faster search which will change everything about how a SIEM can perform.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

McAfee's pricing is competitive in the industry and their licensing model is for hardware only.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used ArcSight at a different job, but when we bought SIEM at my current job, it was NitroView. Later, McAfee acquired… more»

What other advice do I have?

McAfee ESM is the perfect SIEM tool, and it provides best results based on data intake and rule based configuration. I… more»
Vagner Araujo Silva
Real User
Information Security Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The easy interface is the most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

Through correlation rules, it finds malware that compromised the computer that anti-virus and other security solutions do… more»

What needs improvement?

I had a couple of problems collecting Windows events. The local plugin should be easier to use, because when ESM is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product is worth the price. There are other cheaper tools in the market, but it is harder to work with them.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used different solutions, but for different clients.

What other advice do I have?

Stay focused, read the documentation, plan it well, and the project will be a success.
itmanager1231232
Real User
IT Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 15 2018

What do you think of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (McAfee ESM)?

What is our primary use case?

It has performed well and delivered the results that I have been looking for.

How has it helped my organization?

It does a good job for us.

What is most valuable?

Ease of use. Quick training period.

What needs improvement?

I can't scale it. I would like to see AI play a major role going forward.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have to purchase a new box now. Its existing box is not scalable and I can't use it anymore.

How is customer service and technical support?

It has good technical support, which is available around the clock. You can call up anytime and get whatever…
ITsece56457
Real User
IT Security Analyst at Ingenium Group
May 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Ability to create own views. Statistical (normalised) views help to highlight inconsistencies, which may need further investigation

How has it helped my organization?

It is a good central viewpoint for issues. These can then be investigated in more detail on the subnet server(s)/endpoints.

What needs improvement?

* Product currently requires Flash. * Update to user interface from version 9 is cosmetic in some aspects, and after a few clicks you are back on the old interface. * Some filters are still very low level "magic numbers", which do not make sense… more»

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McAfee Enterprise Security Manager - the foundation of the security information and event management (SIEM) solution family from McAfee delivers the performance, actionable intelligence, and real-time situational awareness at the speed and scale required for security organizations to identify, understand, and respond to stealthy threats, while the embedded compliance framework simplifies compliance.

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