McAfee Network Security Platform Competitors and Alternatives

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Genrlmgr67
Senior Security Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Aug 25, 2019
Easy to configure and easy to use solution that integrates with many applications and scripts

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is intrusion detection and analysis. It is a great product because it is intelligent and does everything for us.

Pros and Cons

  • "This intelligent user behavior analytics package is easy to configure and use while remaining feature filled."
  • "The ability to do more complicated data investigation would be a welcome addition for pros, though the functionality now gives most people what they need."

What other advice do I have?

From my experience and from the security perspective, I recommend this product for all the people that need good security for investigation. The Splunk team and products are good for those purposes. The storage gets better priced with the amount you use. The storage is very expensive if you take some of the license options from the company. We won't be using unlimited storage for how much data will be imported from our bandwidth. I think the unlimited license is good because we will use a lot. On a scale from one to ten when one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Splunk User…
Sanjeet Kumar Bhuyan
Security Consultant and Cybersecurity Support at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Feb 13, 2020
Good HTML file sandboxing and great technical support, but stability isn't 100%

What is our primary use case?

Normally we use the solution to send the traffic. We get traffic on it and once I get the traffic, I get the SPN diagnosis and all the network services diagnostics and whatever else that I run in the office file server. It scans through that. For example, when we download some files, in our portal we are uploading some of the activity documents, as well as Excel and Word documents, etc. They get scanned through and we have DDI Rules that are enabled for the file management. Basically, any uploading, downloading, etc. of items from our website server get scanned and analyzed.

Pros and Cons

  • "The HTML file sandboxing is very good."
  • "The stability of the solution could be improved. It should be 100% stable, but it's not there right now."

What other advice do I have?

The solution is very nice, but I would suggest to others that they test as many use cases as they can at the beginning. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
Chiefopof576
Chief Operating Officer at Winstarbel Communications Limited
Reseller
Top 20
Aug 21, 2019
Quickly identifies threats and has good stability

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for endpoint data and we've had good results with Darktrace.

Pros and Cons

  • "What I like about Darktrace, is that you can quickly identify threats."
  • "The program is quite expensive."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others is always to keep an open mind and to find out as much as you can about the program to see if it offers what you are looking for. I rate Darktrace eight out of ten.
Netwrkengin67
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Aug 30, 2019
A straightforward setup, and flexible enough to activate based on any rule that I want

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution, in conjunction with the Cisco Firepower 4000 series, for security in our data center. We also use it with a Cisco Firepower 2000 series for our VPN and internet access firewall.

Pros and Cons

  • "The whole solution is very good, and stable."
  • "The customization of the rules can be simplified."

What other advice do I have?

We are satisfied with this solution. The whole solution is very good, and stable. There are three modes that can be configured. The first is collectivity over security, the second is security over collectivity, and the third is a balanced mode. We have implemented a balanced mode, and it works just fine. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
CyberEng8ecc
Cyber Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Mar 24, 2019
This solution has helped improve productivity and detect attacks before they happen

What is our primary use case?

It detects attacks from malicious intrusions and malicious activity before they happen.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution has helped improve productivity and detect attacks before they happen."
  • "I would like to see better integration with SIEMs."

What other advice do I have?

The product is a ten because it is the only product in the market like this.
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