McAfee ESM Pros and Cons

McAfee ESM Pros

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Cybersecon67
Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution integrates easily and very well with other technologies.
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MV
reviewer927423
Senior Security Specialist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is user-friendly. The notification part of McAfee ESM is very easy.
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reviewer1427199
Information Security Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is easy to use and deploy. It comes with user-friendly manuals.
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Victor Alexandrescu
IT Consultant and Project Manager at a government with 1-10 employees
We are now able to completely monitor our environment so we can review what is there, which is a big win for us.
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KS
reviewer1369827
Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Compared to other solutions, the user interface is good.
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AwaisAbbasi
Operations Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution is 100% stable. We really have had a great time working with it. It hasn't let us down.
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Selina Aldefolla
Information Security Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It enables us to detect malicious threats, issues, or vulnerabilities in our network.
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reviewer1514295
VP Cyber Security & IT at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the correlation rules.
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RN
Business8c2a
Business System Analyst at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is easy to use.
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SH
reviewer1152327
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
McAfee as a whole is a good solution.
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McAfee ESM Cons

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Cybersecon67
Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We cannot add new data sources to the most recent version.
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reviewer927423
Senior Security Specialist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is not a very advanced solution, and it is for very generic use cases. It cannot cope with the advanced requirements that we're going to have. For example, for multiple authentication failures, it is still based on Windows events for detecting multiple login failures, whereas other companies are going beyond and working on implementing two-factor authentication. It is time to correlate the two-factor authentication results with authentification failures, which is not happening with McAfee ESM. The performance of the tool should be improved because it is very slow. The data display on the console is very slow in McAfee ESM. Its data storage is still old-fashioned, and it should be improved and upgraded to the latest versions. They have to come up with some new ideas to match what other leaders in the same domain are doing. For example, in Splunk, when you search for information for the last 60 days or five months, it quickly shows the information, but that is not the case with McAfee. The results should be quicker and faster on the console. They should integrate some additional features such as User Behavior Analytics (UBA) and automation. The threat intelligence part should also be improved on McAfee.
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MA
reviewer1427199
Information Security Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
McAfee is no more providing security updates on this product, and the enhancements to this product seem to have stopped. Moreover, we don't get proper support, and we struggle to get its support. It would be good if they can add some AI engine and out of the box use cases because it is currently limited to the same scenario and the same setup. I have done a POC for Securonix, LogRhythm. These products are much more ahead as compared to McAfee ESM. They have included multiple modules in the same solution. Correlation is very easy. If McAfee ESM can improve, especially in such implementations, then I believe it would be much better.
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Victor Alexandrescu
IT Consultant and Project Manager at a government with 1-10 employees
I would like to see improvements to the user interface.
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KS
reviewer1369827
Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The only drawback is that they don't have any packet capturing or network behavior analysis.
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AwaisAbbasi
Operations Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The user interface could be more user-friendly.
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Selina Aldefolla
Information Security Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We acquired the IBM product because McAfee is slightly confusing to use, and it's broader.
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LL
reviewer1514295
VP Cyber Security & IT at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There should be support for multitenancy in the product.
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RN
Business8c2a
Business System Analyst at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would like to see fingerprint recognition included in the next release of this solution.
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SH
reviewer1152327
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It cannot integrate with our Next-Generation Firewall and few applications such as Cisco ACI.
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