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Vice President - Risk Management, Chief Information Security Officer at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
May 15 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the SSL decryption.

What needs improvement?

The cloud capability needs to be improved in terms of scalability. More generally, both scalability and performance on the cloud need to be improved. The cloud needs improvement with respect to DLP. We would like to have integration with Shadow IT analytics.

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

Prior to McAfee, we were using Blue Coat. Two of the important things that Blue Coat was lacking are the SSL description capability and the in-line antivirus. I'm not sure if they have the capability now, but that is the reason that we switched to McAfee.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to use a hybrid model, rather than just something for a specific use case. Otherwise, you won't have a full 360-degree view. Integration with Active Directory is critical, as is the log integration with your SIEM solution. These are key… more»


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