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2018-08-15T07:13:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering McAfee ESM?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering McAfee ESM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate McAfee ESM a five out of ten.

2021-07-02T21:45:52Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice to those wanting to implement this solution is to do a lot of training. I think every solution is complex until you are trained in it. It is best to have some sort of previous training before you start using it. I rate McAfee ESM a five out of ten.

2021-06-12T15:25:35Z
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Top 20Real User

It is suitable for a medium-sized company but not for a big company. A medium-sized company that has less than a thousand data sources and doesn't need to correlate different use cases with different scenarios can go for McAfee because it is user-friendly and doesn't require many skills. McAfee will also be the right choice for a low-budget solution. We are almost done with using this solution, and we are not going to use McAfee going forward. McAfee ESM is not able to cope with the advanced features. An army cannot do anything without good weapons in hand, and that's the issue with McAfee. They do not have good weapons to investigate. McAfee ESM is no longer a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. They should improve its performance and invest more in new features. After that, they will come back to the top position. I would rate McAfee ESM a five out of ten.

2021-05-05T13:16:17Z
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Top 10Real User

We have just acquired IBM QRadar. It is still in the implementation process. We have not used it. Last January, our Adobe has come to its end of life, and we can not use it anymore. I can recommend this solution. I would rate McAfee ESM a seven out of ten.

2021-03-24T15:37:52Z
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Top 20Real User

In summary, this is a good product. We have all of the functionality but it needs support for multitenancy and better support. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-02-19T15:47:06Z
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Top 20MSP

We are quite happy with the product and its stability, but the problem is the lack of support, which is one of the major issues that we are facing. I really look forward to them providing proper technical support. I would rate McAfee ESM a seven out of ten.

2020-09-27T04:09:58Z
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Top 20Real User

The suitability of McAfee ESM is based on the requirements. If a customer is specifically looking for log and event analysis, with the correlations, then this solution is a good choice. If instead, they are looking for network behavior analytics then they should consider IBM QRader or something else. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-06-25T10:49:15Z
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Top 10Real User

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. If it was more user-friendly, I'd mark it higher. Right now, technical people working on the solution don't understand what it is are trying to communicate in its tabs. As a company, you need to have a certified or experienced McAfee engineer there or on staff to guide you. I'd recommend the product, however. It's a nice, robust product.

2020-02-03T09:10:17Z
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Consultant

From my perspective, for anyone with a small or medium-sized business, this is the best solution. It is easy to deploy and it is less, from a cost point of view, than others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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Consultant

I recommend trying this product. This is a quality solution at a fair price. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-08-05T06:24:00Z
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Real User

This is a product that I would recommend to a colleague at another company. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-05-16T06:50:00Z
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Real User

Using it, I haven't noticed any difference in the mean time it takes us to detect and respond to threats. We've been happy with it so far. McAfee is a company whose products we've used quite a bit in the last 20 years so I'm familiar with them. McAfee is a very strong company; it's used around the world.

2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
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Real User

To make a decision you have to really know what your budget is, how much money you have to buy a solution, and what the main reason is that you are looking for a tool like this. You can always find something cheaper for a small company. Everyone has pretty much the same tools. But if you're going to play with the big ones, like McAfee, you have to be willing to spend a lot of money and, obviously, you'll get the service you need. You have to know your company, what your needs are, and then go shopping. Look around. It's important to look at the tools, how they are deployed in your architecture. I would rate the solution at eight out of ten. It's good enough to do the things that we need done, but I'm not sure if it's the best in the market.

2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
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Real User

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: support.

2018-08-15T07:13:00Z
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