McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Reviews

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is the #3 ranked solution of our top Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) tools. It's rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to McAfee MVISION ePO - McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator vs McAfee MVISION ePO

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JonathanChawatama
Reseller
IT Security Consultant at ZOL Zimbabwe
Sep 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to configure and deploy everything from a single, web-based interface.

What needs improvement?

This solution ships with SQL Express, and we have issues related to database corruption in the event of power loss. Especially on this side of the world, we have a lot of power outages and most companies do not have backup power solutions. In most cases, when the power goes out, the database tends to corrupt a lot. For example, clients will be having trouble logging on because the login… more »

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution I recommend very much. For anybody who is implementing this solution, I suggest that they read through the product manuals and documentation. I have noticed that it is an advantage to read through the manuals because people who do not, tend to miss things, and then blame the product for not working. I would say that McAfee is a good product, and over the years I have found it to… more »
RahulRaju
Real User
Security Specialist at Perth Airport
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

Once you understand how to use it, it becomes easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

If you're talking about endpoint, you have virus detection, behavioral-based detection in advanced threat detection, and even have host-based firewall, etc. Each of these would be a separate product that would integrate into the endpoint solution. From a cost perspective that would scale pretty… more »

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

You get what you pay for. McAfee tries to package different things into different products, then sell them as different products with different licenses. They just split everything up into multiple things. That's just their sales pitch and how they do it.

What other advice do I have?

It does provide a lot of functionality. ePO Cloud takes away a lot of the management administration overhead. Though, I haven't tried this feature.
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Real User
Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Aug 14 2020

What is most valuable?

Easy deployment of agents from console and management of endpoints. The graphical interface of the solution. They have a good log event system. If you're able to trace it in the log, all you need to do is to whitelist the IP when you see a false positive.

What needs improvement?

The solution sometimes has some false positives on connections from the web control aspect of the product. This needs to be improved. When you have false positive on the firewall, it rarely blocks off some legitimate connections to our network. The reporting could be better. Search or filter on… more »

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

Choose your anniversary cycle e.g. pay annually. You just pay for what you want your license to cover. It is modular. It depends on the feature you want. There's the firewall, DLP, drive encryption, web control, threat prevention, antispam, etc. Scope your requirement and choose to fore what covers… more »

What other advice do I have?

As an end user, I'd recommend the solution. McAfee ePO has many more features and covers more. A company looking for a new solution really needs to do some initial research to ensure their requirements are met. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten overall.
Amman Khan Mohammed
Real User
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Mar 27 2019

What is most valuable?

It is protecting us from USB-based hazards like viruses. Previously it was only for blocking USBs. They have added more features, like network protection. Originally, we were only using it as a security platform to block USBs and as an antivirus product. But in the last six or seven months, we've been trying to enhance things and use more of the features in it. In that time we implemented data… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It has secured our environment. We have over 200 machines.

What other advice do I have?

Do a PoC with competitors' endpoint protection products. But compared to what McAfee has, I don't think other products have as many options, as many features. If you want to protect data, DLP is a good option. In terms of scalability, they're introducing more and new more features in ENS, Endpoint Security. If a ransomware attack happens, you can roll the encryption to its previous position. This… more »
Real User
Information System Security Coordinator at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The central manager policy is valuable. It means we have almost all client modules in one solution, which is great. Having firewall web control adapted for protection, and a very easy management… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It's a mandatory system for the protection of endpoints. Without it, the system could be compromised.

What needs improvement?

From my point of view, the solution is good. Even if there are problems we're able to find a resolution quite quickly. There were some issues in earlier versions but after the upgrade to the latest… more »

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

In addition to standard licensing fees, there is an additional cost for every module.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We've been using McAfee for as long as I've been in the company.

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to read the documentation and carry out implementation. It is not complicated, just a matter of deciding which vendor to use. Because we have a corporate contract, the price is… more »
Sanjit Achary
Real User
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 10 2020

What is most valuable?

I don't use the solution in a technical way, so the technical aspects of the solution I'm not clear on. The central management console is the solution's most valuable aspect.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to be more clear about the licensing. They should have a way for users to educate themselves on the costs so that companies can figure out how to reduce costs. There needs to be support for Mac computers. Currently… more »

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

Comparatively, the pricing is quite low.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

In the past, we've worked with Symantec, ForcePoint, and Barracuda. McAfee has some features that aren't part of other competitor's feature sets. Overall, however, from a technical point of view, they are all mostly the same.

What other advice do I have?

We're a McAfee customer. We don't have a specific relationship with the organization. We are using the latest version of the solution. The solution is quite good and stable right now, but there are a lot of other products coming to the… more »
Real User
Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The security is a key feature and the console is very user friendly. I like that there are multiple options for reporting. It's a helpful tool.

What needs improvement?

The product could have a single plug-in that would have multiple uses rather than a single plug-in which is used for a single purpose. Each aspect has a separate plug-in. They should concentrate on providing something for all of the options that are available.

What other advice do I have?

All the endpoint security solutions operate in a similar manner. If you take it as a baseline and if you want to get acquainted with a security solution then I think this is definitely a good tool. Of course, the costing and other factors need to be taken into consideration. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.
Oliver Rodrigues
Reseller
Senior Network Security Planning at Ooredoo Kuwait
Sep 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the antivirus and the DLP. The interface, dashboard, and reporting are all very good.

How has it helped my organization?

This is a centralized solution, and we have very good control over the endpoints when using this product.

What needs improvement?

The Virtual Patching feature needs to be improved. We would also like to have something in the cloud.

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

This solution is priced in the mid-range.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using Symantec prior to this solution, but we switched because of the cost.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend and would suggest for others to use. The biggest thing that I have learned from using this solution is that it is very easy to use. I… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Trend Micro before choosing this solution, but we selected this one because of pricing and features.
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What is McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator?

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) is the most advanced, extensible, and scalable centralized security management software in the industry. Unifying security management through an open platform, McAfee ePO makes risk and compliance management simpler and more successful for organizations of all sizes.
Also known as
McAfee ePO, ePolicy Orchestrator, Intel Security ePolicy Orchestrator
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator customers
Brelje & Race, Cognizant, Sutherland Global Services, Eagle Rock Energy, Arab National Bank, Bank Central Asia, Kleberg Bank, Leading Mexican Bank, SF Police Credit Union, Macquarie Telecom, Seagate Technology, Blackburn & Darwen Council, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, IRCEP, Major U.S. State Government, State of Alaska, State of Colorado, Cemex, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke
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