If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering McAfee Complete Data Protection, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I'm a consultant. Our company is a partner as well as a distributor. I would recommend companies who want some solid security products to consider this solution. McAfee is well known in the market, and it has a good reputation specifically surrounding the EPO encryption. I would recommend them. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd rate the solution higher if the navigation to the settings and propagation were more clear inside McAfee.
So far, we are satisfied with the overall results and the product welcomed by end-users with few complaints.
The advice I have for people considering this type of security solution is not to listen to what all the companies advertise. You can see bad reviews, maybe good reviews as well, but you need to use that information from the reviews as a starting point for your own observations and not just believe what reviews say. I know some reviews on the internet are fair, but some reviews are not. Try to do a POC (Proof of concept) and conduct testing for yourself. Define your policies as per your requirements for your situation and your company and choose products that meet the needs of that model. If you want to install any solution with the default policies, it will probably not fit your requirements exactly. You will need to do enhancements and fine-tune the solution, so you will need a solution that can be tuned. Give the solutions a try. Do the POC for one or two months and then you can decide if it is a good solution for you. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight of ten. To make it ten or even a nine, they need to resolve the issues with how the solution consumes PC resources.
We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution. It's modern, simple, scalable and reliable. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
I've been using the solution since 2005. We're partners with McAfee. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. For them to get 10, I think they also need to make sure they are still compatible with earlier versions of Windows. In this part of the world, in Africa, you find that there are companies that are still using the earlier editions of Windows, like Windows XP. They need to make sure they incorporate those operating systems even if they've reached the end of life for Windows, like Windows XP. Right now, the new version doesn't support XP.
This product is perfect, just too expensive. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
My advice to others who are looking for a DLP solution, a data protection solution, would be to go for it. Along with the antivirus protection, I would definitely suggest the company to go for the next generation in antivirus or EDR or sensing technology which is currently more available in the market. There is more, newer technology on the market today. And antivirus properties of McAfee technology, like scanning the viruses and things like that, is more traditional, conventional technology. I will not say to go ahead with the antivirus, but McAfee's DLP data protection is still very good and it is one of the stable solutions on the market. I will rate it a seven out of ten.
We are partners with McAfee. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
When you're searching for a vendor, first of all you want to be secure and comfortable with the partner that you're working with. The partner can see many vendors in the industry, and is working with many companies. When he's recommending a vendor, I'm more comfortable working with that vendor. So I'm listening to my partner's recommendation, and then I start to check out those vendors. The criteria include that it is a stable vendor, has been in the market a long time, has a good solid, financial base so it can support the product that I'm working with. My advice would be to speak with other companies who have implemented the solution to get references. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10. When I'm looking for a product like this, I don't want it to interfere with the performance of my database or system. The purpose of database security is to protect our ERP system database, and if the performance is going to be harmed or affected, from a business point of view that's a big issue. This product did not affect performance.