McAfee vs Microsoft

Compare McAfee vs Microsoft based on verified reviews from real users in the Endpoint Protection Platforms market. McAfee has a rating of 4.47 stars with 1475 reviews while Microsoft has a rating of 4.32 stars with 1213 reviews. See side-by-side comparisons of product capabilities, customer experience, pros and cons, and reviewer demographics to find the best fit for your organization.
McAfee
Microsoft
Overall Peer Rating
4.47
(1475 reviews)
4.32
(1213 reviews)
Ratings Distribution
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Willingness to recommend
82% Yes
Would Recommend
77% Yes
Would Recommend

Product Capabilities

Overall Capability Score
Overall Capability Score
 
 
 
 
 
4.49

I have been using McAfee Endpoint Security for almost 10 years. This software is so successful for protecting your endpoints.

Overall Capability Score
 
 
 
 
 
4.31

It is a very underrated product, arguably the best "Free" signature-based Antivirus software out there in my opinion

Ease of Use
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
4.44
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
4.65
Cloud Management
Cloud Management
 
 
 
 
 
4.29
Cloud Management
 
 
 
 
 
4.32
Prevention
Prevention
 
 
 
 
 
4.52
Prevention
 
 
 
 
 
4.27
EDR Functionality
EDR Functionality
 
 
 
 
 
4.36
EDR Functionality
 
 
 
 
 
4.25
EPP Suite
EPP Suite
 
 
 
 
 
4.34
EPP Suite
 
 
 
 
 
4.2
Managed Services
Managed Services
 
 
 
 
 
4.39
Managed Services
 
 
 
 
 
4.28
Geographic Support
Geographic Support
 
 
 
 
 
4.38
Geographic Support
 
 
 
 
 
4.41
OS Support
OS Support
 
 
 
 
 
4.4
OS Support
 
 
 
 
 
4.5
Malware accuracy and effectiveness
Malware accuracy and effectiveness
 
 
 
 
 
4.55
Malware accuracy and effectiveness
 
 
 
 
 
4.25
Performance impact on endpoint
Performance impact on endpoint
 
 
 
 
 
4.33
Performance impact on endpoint
 
 
 
 
 
4.33
Management interface /ease of use
Management interface /ease of use
 
 
 
 
 
4.56
Management interface /ease of use
 
 
 
 
 
4.51

Customer Experience

Evaluation & Contracting
Evaluation & Contracting
 
 
 
 
 
4.42

We found this program suitable as a result of long researches. Both its solid defense approach and its protection without tiring the equipment made it our choice.

Evaluation & Contracting
 
 
 
 
 
4.38

From business perspective getting something which protects you from the threads all users may be opened to on daily basis with no extra costs is a really convincing.

Pricing Flexibility
Pricing Flexibility
 
 
 
 
 
4.26
Pricing Flexibility
 
 
 
 
 
4.4
Ability to Understand Needs
Ability to Understand Needs
 
 
 
 
 
4.46
Ability to Understand Needs
 
 
 
 
 
4.35
Integration & Deployment
Integration & Deployment
 
 
 
 
 
4.44

It was really easy to deploy across all the organizations using only one central console.

Integration & Deployment
 
 
 
 
 
4.48

Very easy to deploy to any PC , pretty much everthing can setup from the server and no need to do any setting from the client PC.

Ease of Deployment
Ease of Deployment
 
 
 
 
 
4.42
Ease of Deployment
 
 
 
 
 
4.59
Quality of End-User Training
Quality of End-User Training
 
 
 
 
 
4.24
Quality of End-User Training
 
 
 
 
 
4.31
Ease of Integration using Standard APIs and Tools
Ease of Integration using Standard APIs and Tools
 
 
 
 
 
4.28
Ease of Integration using Standard APIs and Tools
 
 
 
 
 
4.29
Availability of 3rd-Party Resources
Availability of 3rd-Party Resources
 
 
 
 
 
4.27
Availability of 3rd-Party Resources
 
 
 
 
 
4.13
Service & Support
Service & Support
 
 
 
 
 
4.39

We can get the free tech support. If we can see any issues, we can easily resolve the issues with the support team!

Service & Support
 
 
 
 
 
4.34

We have noticed that Windows Defender keeps updating and they are doing a great job to improve its services and become better on the market

Timeliness of Vendor Response
Timeliness of Vendor Response
 
 
 
 
 
4.36
Timeliness of Vendor Response
 
 
 
 
 
4.35
Quality of Technical Support
Quality of Technical Support
 
 
 
 
 
4.34
Quality of Technical Support
 
 
 
 
 
4.37
Quality of Peer User Community
Quality of Peer User Community
 
 
 
 
 
4.35
Quality of Peer User Community
 
 
 
 
 
4.38

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"Willingness to Recommend" is calculated based on the responses to the question "Would you recommend this product to others?" The options include "yes," "yes, with reservations," "I do not know" and "no." The percentage is calculated as number of "yes" responses divided by total responses for the question.

"Favorable" and "Critical" user reviews are selected using the review helpfulness score. The helpfulness score predicts the relative value a user receives from a given review based on a number of factors. Factors may include the content in the review, feedback provided by other readers, the age of the review, and other factors that indicate review quality. The favorable review displayed is selected from the most helpful 4 or 5 star review. The critical user review displayed is selected from the most helpful 1,2 or 3 star review.