McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential for SMB Software


 

McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential is a multi-featured security suite, designed for the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with up to 250 devices.

This system offers businesses 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. Small business security solutions have been part of its portfolio for over 25 years.

 

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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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Josh from Manufacturing
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Waste of time and money

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I have uninstalled and used other freeware to do the same tasks more reliably.

Pros

There is not much by way of Pros that I see in this product. It does do the job that it claims to do for the most part.

Cons

It uses too many resources while running and I have had up to date software miss items that I need up using other software to remove after a security breach.

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harmandeep singh from New York University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Mcafee

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Pros

New agent user interface (UI) simplifies protection for users.
ePO Cloud can assign tags to systems to make them easy to find.
ePO Cloud includes excellent queries (ad hoc, on-screen reports) and very good dashboards.
Sortable, searchable, filterable threat event log aids in incident response.

Cons

The McAfee ePO Cloud management console is confusing and disjointed, especially when managing packages and policies.
Some report customization but not enough.
Barebones help gets the job done but little more.

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Frank from Sutherland
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

EPP now a critical component to your Infosec Program and ease of use for a quality solution

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Great product, excellent functionality and easy to use

Pros

Great product that is feature rich in the functionality it provides and it is of ease to use. It is feature rich and will supplement your InfoSec program significantly

Cons

Adds additional cost to a ever growing InfoSec TCO but adding it to your approach may allow you to reduce/eliminate other expenses while increasing the value you get from your InfoSec investment

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Noufal from Fujitsu
Specialty: Software/Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

multi-featured endpoint security solution

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McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential for SMBs talks about making SaaS endpoint protection easy for SMBs likely but doesn't do enough for most. The ePO Cloud management console is complex, with workflows that are often disjointed and awkward. However, if you can handle the interface, testing shows that McAfee's protections are solid.

Pros

Easy installation and configuration Managed by ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) for simplified management • Improvements to My Organization: It's provided us with a reduction of the attack surfaces used by malware

Cons

The McAfee ePO Cloud management console is confusing and disjointed, especially when managing packages and policies. Some report customization but not enough.

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Ruben from CableComm
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Software It's too complicated to use and maintain

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McAfee is being up and down since it was sold to Intel. Now that it is again an independent company, we hope to see changes and improvements on all McAfee products.

Pros

Good set of features
Good support
Easy to buy
Price range is adequate for SMBs
Support for most Operating Systems

Cons

Complicated to install and deploy
Management requires too much time
Almost no automatic tasks
Management Console is not so intuitive
Client consumes too much memory

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Ashley from SocialChorus
Specialty: Software/Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Impossible to Download on Some Macs

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Pros

When it works, it works really well. I am generally able to see who has downloaded it and on which systems it is running

Cons

Sometimes impossible to download or update. Also impossible to find on the Mac system to uninstall/reinstall. The back end is a mess and I have yet to find customer service.

 
 

Rodrigo from Onephase
Specialty: Software/Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Antivirus for computer and mobile devices.

Ease-of-use

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N/A
Value for Money

Great antivirus

Pros

The antivirus allow you to get peace of mind on any of your devices, it could be your personal computer or even your smartphone.

Cons

As a cons i would suggest a more affordable price so more people can get access to the appplication.

 
 

Michael from Thriveworks
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Trusted and reliable security

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N/A

When you think of PC security Software, you think of McAfee. It's reliable and is a proven leader. You get all the security scans and alerts that you'd expect from a security software. McAfee alerts you the minute it suspects a security threat on your computer. They constantly update the product to ensure that you have up to date protection. It's easy to install and is often already installed on your PC when you purchase it. I liked knowing that it was working even when I wasn't thinking about potential risks.

Pros

Excellent track record
Proven leader in security software.

Cons

Somewhat pricey when you consider some competitors who offer comparable security for less, or even for free.

 
 

Annie from Axtria
Specialty: Software/Technology

June 2015

June 2015

McAfee - The name is enough for protection of network endpoints

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Likes Best

Full encryption to prevent data theft from stolen laptops or mobile devices. It offers two versions - business and enterprise with enterprise version excluding data encryption feature. This gives flexibility to enterprises already having other tools to encrypt the storage devices and save on some costs.

Likes Least

There is no way to completely wipe off the data from stolen devices. It only encrypts the data. Also, it does not check for outdated softwares which may pose a potential threat.

Recommendations

Complete endpoint protection especially for companies requiring strict data compliance. If data compliance is not a primary requirement, then one might want to look for other solutions.

 
 
 
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Chris from Front Beach Cottages

November 2017

November 2017

good anti-virus protection

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Pros

Seems like it is doing a good job. The price isn't that bad and I feel like it is helping with the overall health of our computer.

Cons

I wasn't a fan of the installation process. It was made to install other products as well that weren't necessarily wanted.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2017

November 2017

I have it on my devices, though I do not always keep it up to date.

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Very good to keep a sense of security on devices.

Pros

It gives me the sense of mind that my devices will be protected from threats. It gives reminders to update software when it is getting out of date.

Cons

The reminders to update the software are constant and seem as if they are more about advertising McAfee than keeping my software up to date.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bruce from ITHR Group plc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Excellent endpoint protection that provides data security

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Reliable business class anti-virus that is easy to manage with many advanced features.

Pros

McAfee's Endpoint Security provides a reliable way to protect against viruses. Our systems have been protected by this product for many years and we suffered no ill effects from any viruses because of it.

Cons

There was minor bug during setup where folders could not be made exempt from scanning. We had to check McAfee's website for a workaround.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Adam from Nederland ISD

September 2017

September 2017

Great Management Interface - A Bit Resource Intensive

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Pros

The ePolicy Orchestrator is the best part of McAfee enterprise products. You can manage all of your McAfee applications from one central console, and can get insight into your security status from their intuitive dashboards. McAfee Endpoint security has a sleek new interface that is easier for end users to understand while still allowing IT to maintain full control of the settings.

Cons

Although better that prior versions of VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee Endpoint Security still tends to be a bit resource intensive, especially on older hardware.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Derek from Nu Skin Enterprises
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Very bad product

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Meet PCI requirements.

Pros

This product meets PCI requirements. That is about the only positive that I can think of other than the little protection it does offer.

Cons

This product is extremely resource intensive and does not do a very good job at keeping viruses out. The scans last forever and kill cpu power.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Micha from TitleNet Solutions, LLC/OmniTech Deployment Solutions, LLC

August 2017

August 2017

McAfee is always my go-to for quick and easy security

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Pros

What I personally like the most is that currently I get a whole suite of McAfee products for free with my internet provider. McAfee offers a total solution which is also nice.

Cons

Sometimes, I have issues getting my software to update correctly and when you have to remove and reinstall McAfee products it can sometimes be quite a hassle.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Advance Manufacturing Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Bundle is the way to go. Great product

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Great value and peace of mind my computers are safe form current known issues.

Pros

Bundle deal can not be beat. This is a great value for the money, I would suggest you buy this from your local vendor (Mom/Pop) store.

Cons

Hard to activate and somewhat confusing at times, but once you figure it out it is simple to add computers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Zach from NEIT Group

February 2017

February 2017

Mcafee endpoint

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Awful product. Protects against nothing. Several free programs found things and removed that Mcafee Endpoint allowed through and didn't label as hazardous. Built in firewall protection is a joke. NO dice here.

Pros

I cant find any. Its complete junk

Cons

A costly AV that cant do what free ones can. Proceed at your own risk

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joseph A from private

January 2017

January 2017

McAfee AntiVirus

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Excellent coverage from McAfee; you cannot improve on excellent. Very satisfied with the coverage they offer and we will continue to use their service.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sherri from Precision Door
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Total Protection

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We never have to worry about any of our files being lost due to a virus crashing our system thanks to McAfee. We also get a reminder when it is time to renew so we never go unprotected!

Pros

Always Protected

Review Source: Capterra