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.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Demarco from World Financial Group
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2018

July 2018

McAfee has some tricks up its sleeve

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Its the software I grew up with and other then uninstalling it I never had any real problems using it. It works great so its worth a try, but be weary.

Pros

Simple consistent virus and malware scanning. It will scan your computer and everything you download on a regular basis to make sure your computer is safe. It is great for those that choose to take a passive role in keeping their system safe.

Cons

There is a free trial for the program. Afterwards it costs a monthly fee to use. If you wish not to pay it you have to uninstall the program which is extremely difficult to do for these types of programs.

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Ryan from Zon Engineering Inc.
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

I like this virus protection program

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Pros

Our IT department asked me to install this program on my laptop and phone last year to evaluate it prior to purchasing it for the whole company. From an end-user perspective, I think it's a great program.

Cons

The only drawback I've encountered was I had a bit of a hard time with the initial deployment, however I would say that was more due to my lack of tech savvy-ness more than anything.

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Scott from Zon Engineering Inc.
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Since our switch to McAfee last winter, our IT professionals breathe a bit easier

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Pros

We switched from a competing protection software late last year, and the central policy management and device management portal makes my IT duties a lot simpler. Being able to see the status of each device, including mobile devices, ensures that all company owned devices are secure.

Cons

I've always found McAfee to be a bit more resource heavy compared to other virus protection programs. Though given the peace of mind I have regarding the protection, it is a small price to pay.

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Molly from Dynamic Business Solutions
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Always keeps my computer clean!

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Pros

Its great because it does everything on its own! It cleans my computer daily, but always asks prior to make sure it wont interrupt what I'm doing!

Cons

It was a little confusing for me personally to set up, but once I got it going, its great to use!!

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Rushang from Akarsh Exports
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Protection for my Business

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This program provides Reliable EndPoint protection. It can be used as a strong firewall that monitors all aspects of your computer and internet usage. Strongly recommend if you guys have a major online business.

Pros

It has extremely reliable features such as security updates, ability for scanning systems and agents of the company can monitor for an unusual activity, hence from the safety point of view I am really happy.

Cons

We have recently started using this program, and it is a really heavy program. It also takes a while for the McAfee agent to be upgraded from the EPO server.

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David from Mohr Solutions
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Security on all computers

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Good price.
Reliable scans

Pros

Versatility to scan all computers daily, weekly or monthly. Very consistent in maintaining security for all work computers.

Cons

I do not have any cons for McAfee Endpoint Security but need to type something in this field. Good software.

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Edwin from Verticurl
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2018

June 2018

My McAfee Experience

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Great protection software been using it for almost a year.

Pros

It helps me navigate potential threats on websites I visit from a marketing perspective. It highlights the website that are unsafe and gives me a warning on accessing them. I feel at ease.

Cons

It eats a lot of memory power which slows down my machine. it could help if the GUI becomes user friendly.

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rohit from nyu
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Better than the rest

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Pros

Similar to Symantec Endpoint Protection but in a cheap price. Clean Installation process no need to use cmd while installing as compared to other one of the antivirus.

Cons

If it has not been updated to latest version it gives you lag feel while using office products so make sure that you are updating it regularly.

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Jake from CIE Tours International
Specialty: Hospitality/Travel
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

June 2018

June 2018

High CPU Usage Deep Scans

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Pros

-Easy to Install
-Provides encryption in addition to anti-virus software
-Has logs for Virus Scans after completion

Cons

-HEAVY resource usage when doing deep scans (85% or higher!)
-Light scans still freeze users machines on a regular basis

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Marc from SLI
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

VIRUS protection

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Pros

I believe in terms of protection and PC clean-up this application Ian quite reliable and the price positioning is highly understandable.

Cons

I feel though sometimes the application is slow and uses lots of processing memory which eventually slows down my computers.

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Stacey from Pet Partners Worldwide
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

One of the best virus protectors!

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Pros

This is one of the best virus protection software out there. While it may not catch everything is does a great job at almost getting it!

Cons

Not really anything bad other than not catching all virus but since bad guys get smarter technology will soon catch up as well

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Fausto from Caribbean Coast General Contractors
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Is too slow

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I think they must update the interface, so the software will be easer to use.

Pros

I think that the database of the visures list is very updated, soo if very safe to use this software.

Cons

I think the software is too slow during the execution of every analysis, also if very dificult to use.

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Mike from Curo Health Services
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Great Virus Protection

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I work in an industry that is targeted by viruses and spam. McAfee is a great product to have and I don’t have to think about it because I know it will be handled.

Cons

Some of the upgrades were not compatible with our company issued laptops so if did cause some problems, but overall this is great.

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Jen from Quantum Business Solutions, LLC
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

McAfee - Good Software

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Great software. Affordable. Does an adequate job, but does not catch everything.

Pros

Very easy to install
Very easy to update
Very easy for the laymen to use
Covers most malware and viruses
Affordable

Cons

Does not catch all the malware or viruses
This is the only real drawback that I can see with regard to this software

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Satam from Mordor Intelligence
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

A brief review of McAfee Endpoint Protection

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I would like to encourage consumers to go for this product as it is one of the best available security software available

Pros

The thing that I like the most about McAfee Endpoint Protection is that it not only provides AntiVirus protection but also Identity Management, and Parental Control support.

Cons

The thing that I like the least about McAfee Endpoint Protection is that sometimes it slows down the PC a bit. At times, it also lags in performance, owing to high level of CPU usage mainly.

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Joe from Green Shield
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Complete Protection

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Pros

The MCAfee complete endpoint protection is exactly that - complete protection. Great for an ever growing business with the ability to add more licenses and products from the same platform. Integrates and protects seamlessly and has a ton of features and solutions.

Cons

Can be overwhelming in terms of operation, not quite as user friendly as some other software ad can be a bit costly as well. You get what you pay for.

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Omotayo from Emmanuel Doctors Outreach
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Satisfactory!

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Pros

Blocks all forms of viruses, protects me fully when browsing online. Alerts me once there is a possible treat

Cons

In a resource poor setting, renewal becomes an issue, so when it expires we found it difficult to renew

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Christine from Long Grove Psych Associates
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great Product

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Value for Money

Pros

This software is great for staying on top of new viruses, keeps my computer updated, and delivers peace of mind. I am a loyal customer who will keep using this product!

Cons

Took me more time than I expected setting it up. Not a huge deal, but I thought it would be simple and quick!

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Adnan from Atos India
Specialty: Software/Technology
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2018

April 2018

Best Antivirus for enterprise

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Pros

Very effective in enterprise level protection from virus and malwares and malicious applications for both desktop and mobile

Cons

Interface could be more simplified for ease of use and management for end users and non technical team members

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Alonso from HealthCompany
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

It is not a good option

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Look for another solution.

Pros

There is not much good in this software, basically it is a VirusScan. One of the most important features is the possibility of disabling USB drives.

Cons


I tested this system a long time ago, it was very invasive, I had a virus that McAfee did not detect, my system showed alerts of being very infected, but this antivirus did not work for me. At the end I switched it for another.

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Maryorie from Universidad de Oriente. Venezuela
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2018

July 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniela from VEPACOTV

July 2018

July 2018

Has one of the highest percentages of safety above others

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Pros

allows a quick response to new viruses, your platform can detect them because it is always updated,
Another advantage is the speed with which it works to integrate mail and internet

Cons

its main disadvantage is that its interface can confuse the user, is not friendly and tends to confuse if the person who uses it is not familiar with the software

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

It's a very good antivirus

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I have been using McAfee software for years and it is very good to protect our PC from computer viruses, besides it has several tools to block, manage our computer starting from the same program.

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It is an excellent antivirus for our PC, it allows to identify, detect viruses, manage computer access, and protect computers from computer viruses, which makes it necessary to keep our computer safe.

Cons


The cost to renew license or buy the software is somewhat expensive, but it is a good software recommended for computers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brittney from Permanent cosmetics by Brittney
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2018

July 2018

Love knowing that all my computers and devices are protected.

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I dont have to worry about viruses or other problems with my devices or computers because I know I'm protected.

Cons

The screen the always pops up during a scan or before a scan starts is kind of annoying but I'm sure that more of what I have settings set to

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ORNELA CAROLINA from MARGARITA INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE

July 2018

July 2018

Advanced service that prevents, solves and stops threats, protecting my equipment and my wallet

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Effective, all your security tools are coupled, run in the background and your security reports support your work.

Pros

Protect my team in real time. I also recommend installing the McAfee component called Adaptive Threat Protection Missing and you will not see a single malware enter.
I have tried different antivirus, and it is certainly this one that I trust

Cons

The cost, but certainly worth the effort. Your updates every time makes it one of the best antivirus

Review Source: Capterra
 

Marisela from Rise

July 2018

July 2018

Great for Computer Security

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Mcaffee is a great tool to keep your computer protected from any malware or viruses. It is very easy to use when running scans.

Cons

The only con I have is that sometimes all the notifications can be a little overbearing. They constantly pop up especially when you are due for renewal.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

It does the job quietly

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It works without really bugging me at any point, it's easy to forget that it's even installed on my system.

Cons

It definitely likes to cry wolf with a few false flags that other antivirus software would know are not actual flags.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Julio Alberto from Atelier Visual C.A

July 2018

July 2018

This software has allowed me to detect and stop threats immediately and effectively.

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The continuous check of this antivirus allows detecting and eradicating a large number of threats, which lengthens and improves the useful life of my computer.

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What I like most about this software is that it performs quick analyzes of spyware, malware and antivirus without generating interruptions. It is also very easy and practical to use

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What I like the least about this software, is that with its use it slows considerably the internet browsing, in addition some viruses escape and it is not updated frequently.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

To secure system

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This application helps to clean unwanted files which generated automatically when access internet and in other ways.

Cons

Clean up process is very high, it makes system slow. Also, this application doesn't support some format.

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Nuha from Ascend Physical Therapy

July 2018

July 2018

I've used McAfee for as long as I can remember, and they've always offered great security!

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I like the McAfee is easy to set up and use, they do all the work for you, even with the free plan you're still getting a great deal of security and protection, and also their price plans are very reasonable for the great service you're receiving.

Cons

I've never had an issue with McAfee in the several years I've used them on and off. Also they have really great customer services for any questions or concerns you may have.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Felipe from CORPOELEC

July 2018

July 2018

It is a good solution for threats to the security of the company in a centralized manner.

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It allows me to centrally manage the control of virus threats, exploits, firewalls, web control and network drives in real time.

Pros

- It has good protection against malicious scripts.
- It gives me the possibility to exclude IP addresses from Internet service providers, as well as to include file paths in high-risk processes.

Cons

Care should be taken in the handling of global exclusions, since the system may be vulnerable to a malware attack if it is not removed after using it. The program should have a parallel protection in case this forget happens.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kerri from Webcamp UK ltd

July 2018

July 2018

Good security

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Good anti virus, good firewall.
Protects all my devices with a single licience.
Doesn't affect the speed of my devices.

Cons

May be the only downfall of mcafee endpoint security is the price or monthly subscription. Other than this it is a good anti virus

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ken from Bolton fine foods

July 2018

July 2018

Excellent endpoint protection

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One licence can be used for 5 devices. Come with some other useful apps like Secure vpn. Great firewall.

Cons

Many pops ups, error messages.
Slows the computer while scanning.
Tag some clean and secured sites as threats.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

spam!

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There isn't anything that I like about this program. it's not very often I write negative reviews, but this program has done nothing but spam me!

Cons

This program is just full of spam and pop ups- I thought that's the exact opposite of what should be happening. Entirely too expensive.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dennis from Massive

July 2018

July 2018

I like it's ease of use and simpleness!

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Well i like the colours that are used and its simple design. I like the definition of the functions that are provided it can be used by non computer guy with ease.

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I don't like that it comes with almost every piece of software you can find out there, and it's very likely that you'll do that, i don't think thats a good marketing idea in fact i think its really bad!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alexander from Mundoturismo

July 2018

July 2018

Keep your computers and files safe.

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Many times it detects programs as malicious, and does not provide the option to add exceptions.

Pros

I like the high range of protection offered by the antivirus, I also like the ability it has to protect also the connection of your internet.

Cons

It is very good software but it lowers the performance of the computer, since it has a high range for the analysis of files and malicious programs.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Adam from Firefly Legal, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

The protection is fine but personally, it isn't worth the money.

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nothing I use the built-in windows defender

Pros

Mcaffee has a great name and a good product. It came preinstalled on 3 laptops from Dell. Overall The software has a nice interface and does what it is made to which is keeping you safe on the internet. Didn't get any virus or malware while using it. The best part about it is a little app that watches what site you visit online if it is a dangerous site site you get a warning or the software blocks the site.

Cons

Now the bad part the software came preinstalled with from Dell. After a year the trial expired. I switched to windows defender which works fine and comes with windows. I rather save the money and uninstall Mcafee. In the 90's this was a must-have product now windows gives you free anti-virus and firewall software built in.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Yesenia from udone

July 2018

July 2018

The antivirus is a usable software, regardless of the type of user that can use it and get the best

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Guarantee of protection especially when using the internet and the use of the cloud in work activities.

Pros

That I do not need to be aware of the viruses that it recognizes because it is automatically updated when the computer is inactive, so that its database contains the form of protection for all types of viruses.

Cons

The availability of a computer with a high hardware requirement, in terms of memory, becoming heavy. It is excellent for companies but for individual users it is heavy and sometimes not very functional

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Im sure this is a great program if you are really good at understanding the software.

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This program does exactly what you would want a security program to do, provide great malware and virus protection and there are lots and lots of user options.

It is also very easy to get reports (once you figure out where to find the option)

Cons

Maybe this is more user error than actual program issue but as a beginner to the program it is overwhelming and not super easy to use. Very very important to look at tutorials and helps to learn where to go and how. If you are looking for a program you can jump into using this program might not be the one for you.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joanne from 10 Park Lanes

July 2018

July 2018

Love this software - easy to install - great value for the money - offers discounted rates to update

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Does daily searches for suspicious activity and has great alert system. Surf the web with confidence.

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Really have not had any negative experience with this product other than the disruptions when it is time to renew which is really a good thing to remember to renew to keep the protection updated.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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