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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiSOAR and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiSOAR vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It's great that the solution is integrated with FortiAnalyzer.""The reputation of the brand is very good.""The initial setup is straightforward."

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"Technical support is very helpful.""The valuable feature of the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is the management of the policies.""The feature that I have found most valuable is its general purpose of protecting our endpoints from infections, malicious files, and all those kinds of things. The fact that there are organized policies and policy inheritance. The general management.""The general endpoint protection is valuable, and it is easy to manage.""The most valuable features of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator are the easy-to-use console, and lots of reports, such as customized reports and inventory reports. Additionally, overall the centralized management is very good where you can see the compliance levels and inventory.""The most valuable feature of the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is agent communication.""McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator has a built-in advanced pattern, which is very useful because it can detect any pattern.""The policy auditing, policy management, and device auditing are all valuable features. Our customers appreciated the ability to get alerts to system-wide events from a single view."

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Cons
"I have found that Fortinet FortiSOAR needs a lot of improvement. The Orchestration needs to be improved.""The solution doesn't connect well with the network devices.""Technical support could be improved."

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"Sometimes agents hang. We have to reinstall the agents.""The impact of the agent on the endpoint's performance - the resources it takes. Additionally, the difficulties we experience with inheriting and breaking inheritance on the organization's structure breakdown for policy inheritance and then for rules inheritance. We are actually struggling with this.""I would like to see McAfee reduce the amount of manual work required.""There should be more insights and completeness into the cyber kill chain, similar to CrowdStrike and SentinelOne. It just seems a little outdated in being 100% signature-based without all of the insights and protections that come with CrowdStrike and SentinelOne. Overall, they've got some catching up to do if they plan to compete in the comprehensive EDR space.""McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator could improve by supporting container microservices, such as Docker and Kubernetes.""As for improvements, I think that putting everything on a cloud and one console would be a great idea and would be useful for customers.""The solution is difficult to tune to avoid false positives.""McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator support has been helpful. However, sometimes when I raise the case they take a while to answer. For example, the last time I used them it took them two weeks to reply back by email. No one has contacted me back since. They should improve their service."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of the product should be lower. The brand value that Fortinet has, it has the reputation of being a reasonably priced product, and they have an enormous customer base in India. Most of the SME market is covered by FortiGate firewalls. It becomes an easy way for consultants, such as us, or even system integrators, to open the door with the Fortinet product lines."
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  • "It is attractively priced. It is a fraction of what we're going to pay for CrowdStrike or SentinelOne, but it only has a fraction of the capabilities as well."
  • "There is a license required to use this solution. If we use the additional components, such as DLP encryption, there is an additional cost. However, it is similar to a separate product altogether. If you want to use that or not, it is optional, but when you use it, it will cost you additional pricing."
  • "McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is not an expensive solution."
  • "$The price of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is expensive, it is approximately $6,000 to $9,000 per license annually."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It has a quick detection and response time.
    Top Answer:Pricing is fine compared to other solutions.
    Top Answer:The area that needs improvement is integration with multiple third-party vendors. For example, if you have customers who are using the CheckPoint firewall or Sophos firewall, and they are forwarding… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Mcafee's MVision ePO or ePolicy Orchestrator network security software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Mcafee's ePolicy… more »
    Top Answer:The security is a key feature and the console is very user friendly.
    Top Answer:Choose your anniversary cycle e.g. pay annually. You just pay for what you want your license to cover. It is modular. It depends on the feature you want. There's the firewall, DLP, drive encryption… more »
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    Also Known As
    CyberSponse, FortiSOAR
    McAfee ePO, ePolicy Orchestrator, Intel Security ePolicy Orchestrator
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    Overview

    Fortinet FortiSOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response) is a comprehensive security operations platform created to help SOC teams effectively respond to the growing volume of alarms, repetitive manual tasks, and resource shortage. This patented and customizable security operations workbench provides companies with automated playbooks, incident triaging, and real-time remediation to identify, defend, and counter threats. FortiSOAR effortlessly integrates with more than 350 security products and performs more than 3,000 actions to increase SOC team productivity. With this solution, response times are accelerated, containment is simplified, and mitigation times are cut from hours to seconds.

    Fortinet FortiSOAR Features

    Fortinet FortiSOAR has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Streamlined, role-based incident management: With the help of FortiSOAR's Enterprise Role-Based Incident Management solution, businesses can handle sensitive data in accordance with SOC rules and guidelines while maintaining strong field level role-based access control.
    • Visual Playbook Builder: FortiSOAR's Visual Playbook Designer enables SOC teams to efficiently create, build, debug, control, and deploy playbooks.
    • Truly multi-tenant: FortiSOAR is a truly distributed multi-tenant solution with a scalable, resilient, secure, and distributed architecture that enables MSSPs to offer MDR-like services while supporting operations in regional and global SOC environments.

    Fortinet FortiSOAR Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Fortinet FortiSOAR. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Manage security alerts, incidents, indicators, assets, and tasks using a streamlined, user-friendly GUI.
    • By eliminating false positives and concentrating solely on the important alerts, the SOC team can work more productively.
    • Track ROI, MTTD, and MTTR with configurable reports and dashboards.
    • Automate using the Visual Playbook Designer's 3,000+ actions for automated workflows and connections and 350+ security platform integrations.
    • Reduce human error by using concise, auditable playbooks and custom modules to handle constantly changing investigative requirements.
    • From a single, collaborative console, scale your network security solution with a multi-tenant distributed architecture.
    • Detect real threats with automatic false positive filtering and forecast similar threats and campaigns with FortiSOAR's ML-powered recommendation engine.
    • Reduce repetitive activities by using automation, incident correlation, threat intelligence, and vulnerability data.
    • Utilize the built-in Incident War Room to streamline crisis management and collaborative P1 incident investigations.
    • Reduce the time it takes to find security incidents from hours to seconds.
    • Use the FortiSOAR mobile app to keep informed and make important decisions while you're on the go.
    • Utilizing the Connector Builder Wizard, you can quickly create and edit connectors within the product's user interface.
    • Flexible deployment options: VM, hosted, or cloud. Available on FortiCloud, AWS, Azure, and as management extensions on FAZ/FMG.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, a Vice President of Global Technology Infrastructure Automation at a financial services firm, notes of the product, “The most valuable feature is its centralization as you don't want to be going to different locations to correlate items or to piece anything together to derive meaningful insights.”

    Zaidoon A., sales product manager at Nourneti, writes, “I like that the solution is integrated with FortiAnalyzer. The solution is scalable. The solution is stable.”

    McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) is the most advanced, extensible, and scalable centralized security management software in the industry. Unifying security management through an open platform, McAfee ePO makes risk and compliance management simpler and more successful for organizations of all sizes.
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    Sample Customers
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    Brelje & Race, Cognizant, Sutherland Global Services, Eagle Rock Energy, Arab National Bank, Bank Central Asia, Kleberg Bank, Leading Mexican Bank, SF Police Credit Union, Macquarie Telecom, Seagate Technology, Blackburn & Darwen Council, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, IRCEP, Major U.S. State Government, State of Alaska, State of Colorado, Cemex, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider19%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiSOAR vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSOAR vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Fortinet FortiSOAR is ranked 11th in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 3 reviews while McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is ranked 4th in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 10 reviews. Fortinet FortiSOAR is rated 7.0, while McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSOAR writes "Accessible with good centralization and a straightforward initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator writes "Improves endpoint security well but takes a lot of resources to do so". Fortinet FortiSOAR is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR, Cisco SecureX, Splunk Phantom, IBM Resilient and ServiceNow Security Operations, whereas McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is most compared with McAfee MVISION ePO, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention and Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR. See our Fortinet FortiSOAR vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator report.

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