McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential for SMB Software


McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential is a multi-featured security suite, designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

The solution offers businesses with a wide array of functionality. A firewall helps keep hackers out of company networks, while anti-malware protection, device control and Web security all defend against multiple security threats.

McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential also features an access protection tool that, in the event of a cyber attack, restricts access to folders designated as “confidential.”

It comes with a central control panel, available on-premise or in the cloud, which enables a single administrator to manage and monitor the company network, making sure company security is up-to-date.

McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel, has clients ranging from government agencies to at-home users. Support is available via phone.

803 Reviews of McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential for SMB

Overall rating

4.16 / 5 stars

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October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

In a world with a lot of security options, it's hard to pick just one

We used McAfee for two years when we decided to cancel our license. This decision was 100% because another company offered us a deal we couldn't refuse. I don't want to name the other company because I know the deal is no longer offered. Long story short, this new tools seems to make my computer run a little faster, and they claim to be just as secure. I have never suffered a major security breach at any company I have worked with, and I am glad I haven't. Who is to say whether that is coincidence or whether these tools are doing their job. At the end of the day, buying any security tool is a bit like buying a body guard. There's always going to be someone that could take that guard down with the right amount of force. You have to find the guard that makes you feel safe and helps you sleep at night. I never lost a single night's sleep with McAfee, and I have maybe lost one or two with this new company. You have to find the guard that is right for you.

Pros

Great interface. Everything about McAfee's brand and tools feels and looks professional. I can tell that they take security very seriously.

I have had minimal interaction with their Support Team, and my issues were quickly resolved. Set up is extremely quick and self explanatory. Getting my team set up was done in less than a week after purchase, and McAfee has been doing it's job quietly in the background ever since.

Because it's such a widely used tool, most problems can be solved with a quick Google search. Which is a huge plus for a guy like me.

Cons

I am not tech savvy enough to understand why, but I feel that McAfee slows my system down more than some of the alternatives I have used. And I am fairly tech savvy. It's really frustrating to adopt tools that are supposed to improve your safety, but it's hard to love them when they are reducing your productivity. That being said, if you are vetting these tools for a large company, I would imagine this slowdown is well worth the peace of mind McAfee can otherwise bring.

I feel like scans can take longer than expected sometimes, making it difficult to find the right time of day to perform them (in the morning it can halt a teammate's productivity, but at the end of the day it could extend past closing time).

I always hate to mention price as a con, especially for things that can save your millions of dollars, but McAfee is not cheap. I'll let you work out whether or not that matters for you and your business.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Mcfeee Endpoint Security

It was not entirely appropriate, although it is very stable (it does not generate any crash of the service). The protection against malware in real time is efficient but against viruses, they need to extend the database more against them. Uninstalling the agent is not necessary administrative privileges are needed, therefore it is not recommended for any end user.

Pros

The solution can work silently. It allows to protect the mail electronic, web mail, peer-to-peer applications, instant messaging, communications via Skype, type of transfer (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, Wi-Fi), media (USB, CD, DVD) , the printers, the fax.

- Supervision: allow data transfer.
- Prevention: block the transfer of data.
- Alert: notification to administrators.
- Encryption: guaranteed encryption before data transfer.
- Quarantine: awaiting authorization.

Cons

It needs to improve the heuristic, it does not detect many low impact viruses that are detected and corrected by freeware versions of other antivirus. It consumes many resources and installs features separately executing several services, in my opinion these can be unified.

The number of viruses it has in a database is relatively low. It needs to be more extensive according to the market of new threats in the network.

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

One of the best antivirus software with firewall protection and real-time scanning

Pros

Really effective antivirus software that helped me remove many virus and trojans from my machine.
It also helps me protect my data through real time scanning and firewall security measures.
There are also frequent updates to this software for improvements or new features.
It is one of the best antivirus and antispyware applications.
Need to buy subscriptions per PC annually and works really great.
Gives decent reporting about the areas scanned, infected or any issues detected.
It also provides option to quarantine viruses and malwares.
One of the best useful feature is the schedule scan, which helps me schedule a scan on daily or weekly basis for enhanced security, keeping the computer safe and working super fast.
Scanning different areas on the hard drive doesn't slow down the performance too.

Cons

Not very efficient for malware removal, but serves the purpose of virus and trojans.
Removes infected files instantly before warning, at times difficult to recover the files without infection.
Seems to be one of the best security softwares in the market as compared to it's competitors QuickHeal and Norton.

July 2018

Maryorie from Universidad de Oriente. Venezuela

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Protects operating systems, files, among others. Easy to manage, and agile to detect threats.

Pros

This software allows the integration of several endpoint protection technologies that help combat and analyze threats that can cause damage to computers, programs, files, emails and systems. McAfee Endpoint Security uses very advanced defenses that allow it to detect malicious actions before they are executed, that is, it deciphers the behaviors of suspicious actions that could cause damages such as viruses, adware, trojans, spyware, among others that attack the computer system. As for the management it is easy to manage, it allows the protection of the information that is kept in the files, and when you open the program with just a clicks you start to execute the protection, or you can program it, and for those who do not have as much knowledge of operating systems, McAfee Endpoint Security is compatible with Windows and Mac, among others.

Cons

It is a very good software, maybe it presents some problems of incompatibility, but it is more of a lack of knowledge of the one that installs on the requirements of the program than of the program itself.

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

End to End protractor for Corporate Machines!!

Have been using this software for the past 2 years and it's the best which I have used so far. It also keeps secured all the computers in the network which we use in our company, so if you are looking for a company network level protection then this is the best option available in the current market.

Pros

No matter how careful you are while downloading or installing a software OR while browsing the internet, there is always a risk of getting hacked or attacked by malicious worms or virus or any online threats.
To be safe and secure you need an Antivirus Software which safeguards your PC/laptop from such online threats.
McAfee Endpoint security is one of the best antiviruses I have used which is very easy to manage and very effective.
Always keep updating with latest protection security patches against viruses and keeps system protected.

Cons

- Might slow the booting time of your system - but that is only when your system is starting.
- Little more expensive than I'd like.
- Sometimes it blocks software which we use, which we might have to manually allow to run.
- Not too many issues which I can mention as of now.

August 2018

Valeh from Altair Technologies LLC

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Essential protection for your personal and commercial information

If you want to make your files, pictures, projects and future plans protected then McAfee Endpoint Security must be your first choice.

Pros

McAfee Endpoint Security saved me from serious attacks several times. It happened while opening scam mails, installing unknown softwares and visiting less secured websites. With endpoint defense technologies McAfee Endpoint Security foresees and prevents threats in real time before they infect your computer. Nowadays with the improvement of the internet technologies cyber attacks also increased. As I am working in a big company business plans of our company and their security are very important for us. To keep our information safe and secure McAfee Endpoint Security is our choice among corporate endpoint protection products. The best feature of McAfee Endpoint Security is absolutely machine learning algorithms to help identify malicious behavior. It continuously develops itself while protecting you and prevents you from new attacks.

Cons

After using McAfee Endpoint Security there was a little delay in my computer's boot time. Actually my computer started a little late compared before. But it is not big problem for me considering it protects me from big data loss.

December 2018

Kevin from Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

A Great Security Tool For Businesses.

McAfee Endpoint Security has made it possible for us to maintain system security in our firm, limiting/eliminating the overall security threats. The support of McAfee Endpoint Security always offer us the required assistance, which makes us feel proud of the services.

Pros

McAfee Endpoint Security understands the risks that firms posses when any unauthorized person gain access to their systems. More so in the banking sector, McAfee Endpoint Security has been of great assistance, where no single intruder with a malicious intent can gain access to the system. The product is very easy to use, and its acquisition is also simplified. I like the fact that McAfee Endpoint Security is an inexpensive product, and this makes it affordable to all individuals and firms.

Cons

However, I would recommend the vendor to bring about continuous improvement, may be monthly, to curb the ever emerging security threats. Again, in terms of website/Internet protection, McAfee Endpoint Security needs some enhancements or updates to ensure that the user is safe from the internet threats.

October 2018

Gurmandeep from Dealsshutter

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Mcafee Endpoint Security- One software for all protection

I have relied upon various Security software in recent time but I didn't find any match for it. I still use this software for web and server security, system & network security. New user require some time to learn about the features but after everything lokks fine.

Pros

Mcafee Endpoint Security software has assisted us in protecting our code and confidential data from all kind of threats. This is the best Security software I ever came across. The best part here is that Mcafee Endpoint Security includes virus scan, web security, firewall protection. It seemed like that everything was served in one place. Software supports both operating systems Linux and Mac, moreover, it also works well on Windows and other OS. Its web security features really helped us a lot as we need to protect web users from all kind of security threats. Firewall protection never let any hacker to attack computer and server which make sure data is secured. In this software, I have found various improvements like design, speed etc.

Cons

I have spent a reasonable time with software and still use it every day to prevent various threats. The thing I did not like the most about this software is that its complex user Interface. when I first time started operating it, I couldn't understand all the features well. But with time everything started getting good.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

McAfee Endpoint Security protects our business from outside attacks.

Top notch security that protects every device on the network!

Pros

It only takes one security breach at your business to realize that security software isn't an option. We upgraded to McAfee's Endpoint Security system, because the free programs weren't cutting it. They offer a variety of products that span from iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux. All of your devices on your network can be protected. The difference in Endpoint is the enhanced detection and correction capabilities that can make alterations to security controls in Windows 10. McAfee notifies us of threats immediately when they are found, and we setup default actions for when that happens.

Cons

As you might expect, McAfee's Endpoint Security can be pricey. It depends fully on the needs of your business and would recommend you reach out to a member of their sales team to determine which features you need. They customize the software so you can rest-assured that all of the vulnerabilities will be taken care of. I did have a few interactions with customer support that were difficult. If you are new to the cyber security scene, you will need to ask them to put it in layman's terms.

January 2019

Kate from Nesco Resource

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

McAfee provides ultimate high security from malwares by all means.

Pros

McAfee is more authentically designed for protection against viruses or malwares or bugs online. It keeps the servers secure and ensures high security in all of the internet activities. High Risk malwares and viruses are automatically detected and depleted automatically by this tool. Ensuring fire wall security and essential protections against viruses from all kind of plugin devices and fax or mails. It also let us schedule virus scan to keep the system safely updated against all kind of viruses. It's a reliable tool with lots of working efficiency.

Cons

McAfee is very efficient in scanning or detecting the viruses but often the viruses of small impacts get easily transferred into system without even any notification. Some viruses that are being deleted by this tool , still infects the files. McAfee is also quite heavy in working as it greatly slows down the other activities in the desktop. I've noticed a great decline in speed of windows or running of files after installing this tool. But more or less , this tool has provided us with much more protection and saved lots of time and money.

September 2018

Remigius from Fiverr

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Absolutely Perfect

In summary, There is 95% perfection in this construction and functionality of this state-of-the-art Anti-Virus judging by the frequent update and the reliability it gives its users (Like myself). I have used it for 3 months and it is really Excellent! Thanks again to the Admins...you guys are doing great!

Pros

Honestly, I have used so many antiviruses like Avast Pro, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, etc. But, I fell in love with this antivirus (McAfee Endpoint Security) because of some cogent reasons and benefits which are:
It gives me the ease and comfort of getting rid of malicious viruses on a regular based using the programmable real time scanning functionality.
Even when I forget to set the scanning schedule due to my busy nature as the Senior IT specialist in my Firm, the Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) performs checks at regular intervals to determine the user Idle state: this is the point where the auto scan starts and surprisingly, your next activities will be as swift as possible after the full scan is completed. With this auto scan feature, I am always confident and reliant that all my Company’s data are safe and secured.
Another great feature of this software is that there is frequent update which makes it equal to the task to combat even the most sophisticated virus…this is indeed a great one and Kudos to the Admins!

Cons

Oh Yes! this App is great. But, I would like the Admins to update it to be bale to let you know the infected files (which could contain some invaluable date) before eliminating them—to avoid loss of irredeemable documents and information...Very Important.

February 2019

Stayn from Microsoft

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2019

McAfee is an efficient working tool with utmost security precision.

McAfee is my primary choice for securing the network and the system. By far , it has been quite productive for me by securing my files which saves me tons of time and lots of money.

Pros

McAfee consists of high precision features which ensures max security over the browsing activities and servers. It highly secures the browsers and systems and keeps the systems scanned for any harmful viruses or malwares. It also makes sure to keep the system secured from any harmful content from any plugin devices. We can also ensures safety by scheduling system scans or manually checks malwares from any files or folders.

Cons

Although McAfee works well but it also consumes lots of system memory and slows down the whole working system. Due to its higher precision security , we have also lost few of our precious working files just because they got infected. Still, for me its overall performance is quite well.

August 2018

Farid from Gilan Holding LLC

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Effective corporate endpoint protection with a lot of features

It keeps secured every computer on the network. We can focus on new ideas while McAfee Endpoint Security takes care of security.

Pros

Managing and protecting your personal files, documents and business plans became essential issue in nowadays. To stay ahead of competitors in the market you should apply advanced technologies and protect your new plans. Therefore you will need effective corporate endpoint protection. Among corporate endpoint security products my company’s choice is McAfee Endpoint Security. Because it delivers maximum security with complete protection against attacks and infections. Another advantage of McAfee Endpoint Security is compatibility. You can use it almost in any operating system. After observing McAfee Endpoint Security’s success in our company I switched to it on my personal computer too. McAfee Endpoint Security is also available in mobile devices. I use an android device and I have entrusted my phone’s security to McAfee Endpoint Security too.

Cons

All is great but whenever full scan starts my computer starts working slower than usual.But I can stand for it as long as it keeps my files secured.

June 2018

Elvira from BankofBaku LLC

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

Advanced security and realtime protection

It saved my computer from infection several times.Thanks to it my files are safe and secure.

Pros

For me the best feature of McAfee Endpoint Security is realtime protection. Whenever I visit any website if the website contains anything dangerous it prevents me opening such websites. Usually such websites seems user friendly and family friendly. Maybe they will not steal your information, but most of them infect your computer and show you disturbing ads. I came across with such cases in my personal experience but after installing McAfee Endpoint Security all kind of malwares detected and deleted. McAfee Endpoint Security is also using machine learning system which is improving itself while detecting new viruses. It updates virus database regularly to maintain more advanced security.

Cons

Sometimes it reacts while installing a new software which is safe. It is a little annoying but considering that there would be some thread or infection I think I can stand for it.

February 2018

Gerson from CorpBID

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2018

A good defense for your business network.

If you have to protect a very large business network, this software is perfect for you, has very high security standards and will guarantee the security of your company, protecting against hacker attacks and malicious software.

Pros

McAfee Endpoint Security presents a very complete security proposal for your business networks, it is very useful when you manage a very large network and require complete security, it has several features that allow you to configure who uses your company's network, preventing access to low security sites and downloads that may contain malicious software, also preventing access to personnel without permissions, allowing separate networks for guests, this guarantees the security of your company, also preventing the attack of hackers, as it limits access and protects the network by layers of privileges and security.

Cons

Although it offers a very complete service, its main advantage is its high consumption of resources, it requires a lot of hardware power for its correct operation, sometimes it is so safe that it costs to configure proxies since it limits or blocks them too much and sometimes this makes the job very difficult.

September 2018

Victor from Fiverr

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Goodbye to Virus Headache

The experience with the software has been astonishing, I really like how it protects you more actively from web pages that have hidden Bitcoin Miners and use the ram of your pc without your permission, and how is easy to set up over your pc. Also its really light on the pc processing so I wont have to worry about opening other software that demands a large amount of computer capacities,which I do all the time.

Pros

The whole interface is really intuitive if I want to set up something with the firewall option there is it, really easy to use, and the web protection is always working fine, just a few days ago it gave me a warning about this music website I was checking out, and it was running a BTC miner over my PC without my permission and it blocked it. I used to have other anti-virus software and whenever I visited such sites those antivirus never warned me about those things. I am sticking with Mcafee for a while due to those reasons.

Cons

Maybe the price can scare the user of not buying the full version, since there are emore accesible softwares nowadays, but apart from that, it's running just fine(and better) than most protection and antivirus software I used so far.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

full-featured signature-based endpoint client which can be configured to meet own needs

A stable endpoint client with solid server-based tools to administer it even in large deployments of hundreds or thousands of endpoints. Good overview over the dashboards and good opportunities to drill down to the issues with a few clicks and keep a healthy environment running.

Pros

The EPO server which is used to manage the endpoint client offers an impressive and quite complete set of tools to administer the directory environment through policies, server tasks, client tasks and pretty much all you need. this makes the product very comfortable to administer for IT departments. the client - given the important applications have been whitelisted, which is key to any antivirus deployment and needs discipline and continuous effort - is reasonably stable and does not misuse resources on the endpoint workstations.

Cons

I did not encounter any specific downside while implementing and using this piece of software. I did not have much direct contact with support, this happened only a few times since I have been setting up this with a vendor. But I was not impressed with the reaction time and helpfulness of the service, although it was still very acceptable.

December 2018

JAMES from MEDIA MAX NETWORK LIMITED

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

An essential security tool for your documents

We solely depend on this anti-virus in protecting all of our machines in our company. All our files are always secure and safe from hackers and viruses.

Pros

I like how it is easy to install and use McAfee Endpoint security in any computer. It has protected my files from being accessed by intruders who may be having an ill motive to interfere with the information. My work involves a lot of research in opening malicious files and spam emails when am looking for various information. This tool protects my computer from viruses that may damage the stored files. The firewall protection protects the collected data from being accessed by the online hackers. It has real time scanning functionality that keeps on running underground protecting the gadget from malicious viruses when am browsing.

Cons

Whenever am doing full scan of my computer it keeps on running slow until the full scan is complete. I don't understand the reason why.

August 2018

Franklin from SIDOR

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

An antivirus that fulfills its function, is a guarantee of protection.

Pros

Guarantees greater protection from possible computer threats than other antivirus. Its security levels (perimeter, end point and data security) that include new and advanced scanning functions, identify and eliminate vulnerabilities, increasing user productivity. This software guarantees the availability of information, avoiding its loss, thus contributing to the efficient use of resources for the benefit of the company's objectives and not to maintenance. Another positive point is that the manufacturer offers direct technical advice and is certified by the supplier.

Cons

Firewall personnel are incompatible with proxy servers and the Local Area Network.
In some cases, it does not recognize the applications it should and should not block.

January 2019

Ankush from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Performance significantly improved than previous version. Not slow anymore

McAfee is installed on each one of Company owned Mac's and Windows laptops to ensure that they are compliant with the policies for threat prevention and ensure that Firewall is always turned on. It definitely helps with Malware detection and prevention and the agent runs quietly in background with affecting performance of machine. Very satisfied with version 5 onwards.

Pros

- Auto Detection of new pluggable hardware like USB drives and memory cards and scans automatically
- McAfee agent monitor runs in the background and collects and send props automatically.
- Newer policies can be easily pushed by IT staff and enforced as well
- The console for Mac is now super fast and very helpful for threat prevention.

Cons

- Agent monitor/Console GUI can be updated. looks like little old school
- Eventlogs can be made more user readable