McAfee Firewall Enterprise MFE Competitors and Alternatives

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Yassir Ali
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at onb
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the Stormshield Analyzer, which allows us to collect and analyze data, then generate reports.

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization's main concern is stability, and this is a stable solution. It's more stable than the other firewall that was deployed.

What needs improvement?

This solution has a big problem with web filtering and it needs to be improved. There is a shortage of instructional videos and information on how to configure… more»

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

The SN200 series costs between $500 USD and $600 USD per year, whereas the SN700 series costs approximately $1,000 annually. Support for this solution is an additional… more»

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

Before using this solution, we used one by McAfee. We switched because we have an issue with sanctions for American products. I began with this solution when it was Arkoon… more»

What other advice do I have?

If more videos on YouTube, as well as other media, were created then this product would be used more widely. For anybody who is implementing this solution, my advice is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated two other solutions, one of which is Barracuda, before choosing this solution.
SheryarSaqib
Real User
Network Security Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the UTM, which gives them an advantage over other firewalls.

What needs improvement?

The reporting is not as good as it is with other firewalls and it should be improved. There should be a customized report, for example. The dashboard seems to change quickly from version to version, and they should follow the lead of… more»

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

There is a benefit in terms of the cost of using this solution because the price is very good. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

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

I have worked with McAfee for a long time. The only thing that is better with McAfee is reporting, which is very good. They offer customized reports. We have decided to keep McAfee as our endpoint solution and use FortiGate-VM as our… more»

What other advice do I have?

I will say that for low-end firewalls, Fortinet is good compared to the others. The pricing is good, and when you need a new feature, you don't have to buy a new device. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
Real User
Global Network Security Admin at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
Jan 08 2019

What is most valuable?

It can identify threats quickly, then find the affected devices and quarantine them. It ease of use: The GUI is easy to maneuver through; it is not complicated.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped by identifying threats within the company. If there are computers or servers that are compromised, then we are able to identify them right away in the system.

What needs improvement?

The support needs improvement.

What other advice do I have?

The product works. It helps you identify threats within the environment. We were able to integrate it with different devices and the installation is straightforward. We are using the cloud-based version, but it is through Sophos directly… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also considered Symantec and McAfee. We did not chose them because we had experience with both of them and were not happy with their platforms. We chose Sophos for its ease of use and it detects malware and viruses that other companies… more»
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