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



529 Reviews of McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential for SMB

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Manish from TCS

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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November 2018

Mcafee good security for your machine

Pros

It scan everything and remove all the threats

Cons

Performance is little bit hampered due to this software

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

I have used, but not first choice.

Pros

I like the security and it's fairly easy to use.

Cons

I don't feel as secure with this product as others because my computer did contract a virus while using this product.

Review Source: Capterra

Wenjiao from Marketing Software Deals

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

I like it

Pros

What I like most about this software is that it protects my computer from viruses.

Cons

What I like least about this software is that it makes a lot of updates often.

Review Source: Capterra

Jaysser from Yondu Inc.

Industry:  Software/Technology

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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November 2018

Great security!

Pros

For me, McAfee is a great security for your PC because it has a lot of security features that will protect you from any viruses and maintain your PC performace & stability.

Cons

This tool secured my PC all the time and it's great to have this security, so for me there is no negative and this will surely satisfy you.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Reliable and comprehensive protection but takes up a lot of memory!

Overall good program with a free 60-day trial available.

Pros

There are certainly a lot of options for the user, McAfee offers excellent reporting capabilities and overall it's a great malware and virus protection. It is supported by Windows, Mac OS and Linux. There is a free 60-day trial available. The dashboard is pretty busy, including 25 overviews of various aspects of the product. Our team uses the Cloud Threat Detection option, which allows the customers to send .EXE and .PDF files to a cloud sandbox for detonation and analysis.

Cons

The mobile platforms are not supported. The software takes up a lot of memory. There are over 7 processes running for the program. It does slow down the machine quite a bit.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Good Security Tool

Good but not the best

Pros

Nice software for the security of your PC, easy to setup, user friendly interface and no pop-up notification

Cons

Probably the fee is too expensive and system scanner is really slow

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Great anti-virus software with real-time scanning and easy integration

Pros

McAfee endpoint security is really effective in detecting the latest malware signatures and it protect the computers through its real time and on demand scans. It has the ability to detect spyware effectively.
McAfee endpoint security integrates well with the other McAfee security products like McAfee EPO.

Software does not consume lot of hardware resources, so it can work smoothly in the background without affecting the performance of the computer.

Cons

Sometime blocks the software that is used in the enterprise and also automatically remove files it detects as malware without the confirmation from the user.

Review Source: Capterra

Samantha from Eco Interiors Ltd.

Industry:  Construction & Engineering

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Solid endpoint protection solution for small businesses

Pros

- It's inexpensive for small businesses to deploy across their network.
- Includes protection options for mobile devices as well as computers and fileservers.
- Integrates with web browsers and Outlook desktop app.

Cons

- Their customer service isn't the greatest. I've had several issues that either take too long to respond to and resolve, or I ended up finding the solution on an outside support website (e.g. Tom's Hardware).

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Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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November 2018

good antivirus

Pros

it's one of the best out there. It continuously deliver updates to keep the computer protected at all times

Cons

Same as many anti viruses, when is running, it seems to really bug down the PC

Review Source: Capterra

Rochelle from Evolent Health

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Great for Business and Personal Use

Pros

Viruses have no chance with McAfee. I started off with using it on my company computer. Being in the healthcare industry, you can image how careful we have to be with patient information. Once I seen how good of a job it does, I purchased it for my personal computer at home.

Cons

It takes some time to understand the software once you start using it. It was a bit overwhelming once I started, but after time you get use to it.

Review Source: Capterra

Joshua from Independent

Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2018

Good Software

It is a good software if you have a lot of business with multiple accounts.

Pros

How fast the software responds. It has fast scanning with guides to help you if you are new.

Cons

I feel like it takes up a good bit of memory on my pc and my pc does not run as fast.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2018

My McAfee review

Overall product is nice and is one of the veterans in computer security area.

Pros

Standard protection for large scale as well as small scale networks. It can be controlled by McAfee agent.

Cons

Sometimes it fails updating and you have to keep trying.

Review Source: Capterra

Dallyce from Education Management

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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November 2018

I paid for it, but don't ask me if it works!

Pros

I liked knowing that I generally had protected by computer against malware and computer viruses.

Cons

I found that I would constantly receive pop ups on my computer from McAfee, and wouldn't understand what any of it meant. I found it frustrating and started to question the reliability of the program. I trust the name due to popularity, but I found it super annoying.

Review Source: Capterra

Taylor from Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

THIS RUNS IN THE BACKGROUND AND PROTECTS MY COMPUTER

Pros

This software has kept my computer safe for years. I don't have to do anything to keep it active.

Cons

I can't think of any - maybe it would be good to know how updated the virus protection is but I assume it updates regularly in the background.

Review Source: Capterra

Mike from PTI

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

Decent AV Software

-decent AV software for the money but there are way better options out there that are less intrusive. alot of ads trying to get users to upgrade really turned my department away from it

Pros

-has constant definition updates
-easy to use interface
-easily accessible and gives alot of great information

Cons

-basically bloatware at this point and there are better options out there

Review Source: Capterra

Amy from National Association of Social Workers - Wisconsin Chapter

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Good Option for Home Users

Good product, little high price.

Pros

Easy to setup and convenient for home users.

Cons

The cost is a little high for home users. Especially being a yearly cost.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

No Need to Worry

Pros

I've always purchased McAfee for my computers, I even have it on my mobile devices but I don't know if it's Endpoint. I've never had a virus or any kind of security breach.

Cons

It can be quite costly but it works so it can save you money if you're pron to getting viruses

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Best anti-virus

McAfee Endpoint Security have own R&D department for researching latest malware, Which provides latest protection rather then other anti-virus.

Pros

MaAfee provide such best way to protect personal computer and company network environment. McAfee Endpoint Security gives you top best virus definition in the market.
McAfee Endpoint Security protect when we are doing payment transaction from the intruder and any malware.

Cons

McAfee Endpoint Security does not have point for negative side.

Review Source: Capterra

Sushil from ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd.

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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November 2018

Security at its best

All the systems in our office and home are equipped with McAfee security and we are very satisfied with it. I recommend McAfee total security for home and endpoint for workspace.

Pros

I have been using Mcafee since ages now and I am very satisfied with the McAfee teams approach towards security, timely security patches and the support teams response is incredible. very affordable the best part i like about the software is there interface it is very user friendly and less complicated even for a noob.

Cons

Initially, i use to use pentium processor and mcafee considerably use to slow down the system but with my new i7 processor it does its job just fine and havent found any lags ever since.

Review Source: Capterra

Evan from OrangeSoda

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

Amazing security

Pros

I love this and has really saved me some time and headaches. There aren't annoying pop-ups.

Cons

It does get annoying when it wants you to back everything up.

Review Source: Capterra

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