McAfee Network Security Platform Overview

McAfee Network Security Platform is the #10 ranked solution in our list of top Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software. It is most often compared to Cisco NGIPS: McAfee Network Security Platform vs Cisco NGIPS

What is McAfee Network Security Platform?

McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced detection and emulation techniques, it moves beyond mere pattern matching to defend against stealthy attacks with a high degree of accuracy. This next-generation hardware platform scales to speeds of more than 40 Gbps with a single device to meet the needs of demanding networks. Our Unified Defense Architecture approach to security management streamlines security operations by combining real-time McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds with rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate response to network-borne attacks.

McAfee Network Security Platform is also known as McAfee NSP, IntruShield Network Intrusion Prevention System, IntruShield Network IPS.

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McAfee Network Security Platform Customers

Desjardins Group, HollyFrontier, Nubia, Agbar, WNS Global Services, INAIL, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cook County, China Pacific Insurance, Bank Central Asia, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, City of Chicago, Macquarie Telecom, Sutherland Global Services, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United Automotive Electronic Systems

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Security Analyst at IT Convergence
Real User
The IPS has proven that it can find events and items, which previously went under the radar

What is our primary use case?

We use it to enhance security on our EDGE network in all of our remote offices, as well as our data centers

Pros and Cons

  • "The ability to centrally manage all the IPS sensors, track the different security events generated by it, and customize the different policies, depending on their location."
  • "The Network Security Managers could be more stable, agile, and work faster. When it comes to instability, there is room for improvement."

What other advice do I have?

This product is helping us grow, as we have a newly created security operations team.
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