Intel Security (McAfee)

4 out of 5 (33 Ratings)

33 Verified Reviews

McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite

very dissatisfied with detection and support after intel purchased Mcafee

very dissatisfied with detection and support after intel purchased Mcafee

McAfee

partnered with McAfee to ensure the highest standards of data security for my company

Data security is a top initiative for the organisation. The trusted brand gives me the confidence I ensure company data compliance and security. Some of the firewalls prohibit me from accessing other hardware (local printer) and access to web-based email.

McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite

Solution Shifts and Failings Generating Ripple Effects in Vendor Trust

The frustration that products are coming with frequent bug fixes to design flaws that should have been seen in the house before the solution was offered to the market. Often seeing patches re-released, or even pulled entirely. --- Starting to see a theme where support says the products are working to specs., despite not providing the documented performance and or operational expectations. --- Interoperation problems between McAfee's product sets are becoming more prominent, causing us to become solution integrators, and orchestrators, rather than simple consumers. The interoperability concerns are causing increased demands on staff, taking away time from event awareness/management.

McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite

Overall, I would rate my experience with McAfee as very positive.

I am lucky enough to have a great on-site McAfee representative that works in my building, He's not only a great technical support resource, but he's a pleasure to have in the office. This same experience has applied to all interactions I have had with McAfee. There have been some bugs that we run into when we are in a production environment that do not occur in a test environment. However, support has been responsive and helpful, and bugs occur within an acceptable risk margin. Overall, I would rate my experience with McAfee as very positive.

McAfee ePO

Effective, but at times requires to much user interaction, more automation would be nice.

Detection was OnPoint, however, we had limited visibility for detailed information regarding any hits.

McAfee ePO

ePO is a strong tool for managing your endpoints but needs a beefy database server.

EPO has been a responsive and agile solution to managing about 100,000 endpoints and providing important and relevant information and alerting as well as trending and analysis. From broad generalities to very granular information, it's easy and intuitive to be able to tailor your efforts to the goals you've identified. However, the estimates for the database backend are severely underestimated. If deploying or supporting more than a couple of products (especially a super chatty product like Solidcore) their estimations could easily be doubled to truly address the data access and throughput demands.

McAfee Endpoint Protection—Advanced Suite

A solid product with an easy migration from VSE.

The installation and migration of older settiings were relatively easy. Creating new rules and learning what had changed was a bit harder. This included a lack of documentation for their firewall and how wild cards have changed oin their detection rules.

McAfee Endpoint Protection—Advanced Suite

Implementations was a challenge, though it is a steady product once implemented

Product is extremely clunky... conflicts with other products from the same vendor.

McAfee Endpoint Protection—Advanced Suite

Buckets of bells and whistles are nice, but where are you without excellent support?

Over many years, McAfee has proven to be able to deliver and support on multiple levels of technological sophistication and provide superior support resources to enable a greater potential for successful implementation. In any deployment or upgrade endeavour, there will always be an amount of challenges presented both by the software and the environment. McAfee's greatest strength lies in having extremely knowledgeable and effective support personnel who can provide the eagerness and expertise to bring out the best in their capable and efficient software. They are arguably the best enterprise level security suite vendor due in large part to the superior support that they provide. Many vendors can and do compare favourably with McAfee's effectiveness ratings in providing security. In actuality, many polls and reviews have found McAfee to lag behind their competitors. However, their margin of lag is very minimal and can easily be offset by the value found in their support documentation, user community and especially their Platinum support. You lose a lot of the value of "bleeding edge" technology when you end up waiting an inordinate amount of time waiting for or even trying to find help with your problems.

McAfee Endpoint Protection—Advanced Suite

Implementation Is Easy, Mastery Takes Time

We have had a strong relationship with Intel Security for 10+ years. They continue to adapt their products to effectively handle the changing threat landscape and our manageability through their EPO solution is unmatched by other security vendors. Our biggest challenge has been with disk encryption handling the change of pre-boot environments to UEFI instead of MBR setups. Also previous versions of host DLP were challenging but most of our pain points were removed with versions 9.X and above. While not listed in the drop downs, Web Gateway is an excellent product and in our opinion is the best support department at Intel Security. Also, their security conference (Focus) is extremely educational and it provides in-depth insight to the company's vision and roadmap.