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Pros
"I am satisfied with the customer service/technical support.""The solution is excellent for protecting users from data being exploited. It's also great for preventing data leakage.""With respect to data loss prevention, I think it is helpful to the customer.""The console allows us to manage not only endpoint protection, but DLP, and also integration with MVISION Cloud.""The beauty of McAfee is that they are not looking at encryption from one single standpoint. It is a broader solution.""The most valuable feature is security.""With proper policies and configuration, it prevents sending corporate data to both cloud storage or to flash drives and data extraction.""The server software console is exquisitely designed and organized for handy access and manipulation by the administrator."

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"In general terms, it is working properly and according to our expectations. The comfort of feeling secure is the most valuable. Some customers had certain fears about changing the product because no one wants to lose any kind of information or to have some problems or inconsistencies while migrating from one product to another.""The solution is great for large-scale deployments.""You get updates and other encrypted files easily.""I like the management aspect of this solution. You don't want to have end-users tweak or set it themselves, so the fact that you could do it from a central point helped us a lot.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""The solution is pretty stable.""We have been very satisfied with the solution's security capabilities.""The installation process is pretty straightforward."

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Cons
"We are looking for more granular control over the policies.""The drive side encryption can be confusing to use and needs better documentation.""In terms of where the solution could improve, it could integrate with network solutions for ADTs, email web gateways and discovery.""There are some features that do not work with Mac.""The solution needs more advanced features.""I would like to have an easier and less-hassle upgrade process in future releases of the software, and extra license renewal price discounts too.""The price is a little high and could be better.""There was an option for SQL setup in the older versions of this product and it has been removed, but we would like to see it made available as an add-on."

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"Its decryption time needs to be improved. Currently, its decryption time is very long, and it takes double time than encryption. They need to work on that. Its encryption time is fine.""More features need to be included in the encryption software.""The initial setup is a bit complex.""They have too high of a price tag. That's why they're losing the market share.""The solution does slow down the device a little bit, once it's installed.""What I didn't find helpful in the version we used is the fact that all devices had to be on the same network for us to push through the encryption.""The security could be improved.""From an administration point of view, maybe it would be ideal to have it centrally managed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This solution is reasonably priced."
  • "The pricing is better than that of some competing products."
  • "The pricing of the cloud offering seems confusing."
  • "I think the price could be a little bit less."
  • "McAfee Complete Data Protection is a little bit expensive."
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  • "The license is not very expensive."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
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    Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection… more »
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    Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and it successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection… more »
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    The installation process is pretty straightforward.
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    The licensing is pretty high. They need to fix it so that they are more competitive. The customer needs to pay the cost of the license on a yearly basis.
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    Also Known As
    Symantec Drive Encryption
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    Overview

    Sensitive data is constantly at risk of loss, theft, and exposure. Many times, the data simply walks right out the front door on a laptop or USB device. Companies that suffer such a data loss risk serious consequences, including regulatory penalties, public disclosure, brand damage, customer distrust, and financial losses. According to a Ponemon Institute report, 7% of all corporate laptops will be lost or stolen sometime during their useful life. The rapid proliferation of mobile devices with large storage capacities and often internet access is opening up even more channels for data loss or theft, so protecting sensitive, proprietary, and personally identifiable information must be a top priority. McAfee Complete Data Protection Suites address all of these concerns and many more.

    Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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    Sample Customers
    Xcel Energy
    Citrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
    Top Industries
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    Government25%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    Transportation Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm50%
    Government8%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
    Construction Company8%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    McAfee Complete Data Protection is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 9 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 11 reviews. McAfee Complete Data Protection is rated 8.2, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of McAfee Complete Data Protection writes "An excellent solution for protecting from data exposure, device protection, and shadow IT". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Stable, secure, and works as per our expectations". McAfee Complete Data Protection is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Sophos SafeGuard, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint and Sophos SafeGuard. See our McAfee Complete Data Protection vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.

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