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We performed a comparison between McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and Symantec Data Loss Prevention 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.
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"The valuable feature of the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is the management of the policies.""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.""Technical support is very helpful.""The general endpoint protection is valuable, and it is easy to manage.""McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator has a built-in advanced pattern, which is very useful because it can detect any pattern.""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 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 most valuable feature of the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is agent communication."

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"The most valuable features of Symantec Data Loss Prevention are endpoint security, endpoint agent, and DLP. Additionally, we have been satisfied with the policies.""The initial setup is easy.""The exfiltration capabilities are great. You can put all of these rules in the product to detect the patterns and text.""Technical support is very professional and responsive.""I like how I have the possibility to check different channels with the same policy set.""Good end point encryption and data loss prevention.""I have found the most valuable feature to be partial enlisting.""We can integrate with some other tools such as Splunk, which is very useful."

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"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.""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.""The solution could improve the EDR component in many areas, such as the zero-day and persistent threats. The implementation is also complex for this feature.""Sometimes agents hang. We have to reinstall the agents.""I would like to see McAfee reduce the amount of manual work required.""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.""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."

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"There should be more information about the features of the solution and what they do. This way we would be able to use all the features that are available.""There should be more documentation with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. We had trouble with the first few deployments.""I would like to see an improved interface, with better documentation and integration with other products.""The deployment is complex.""The solution is not user-friendly.""The solution relies on and Oracle database which is not financially feasible for many customers.""They need to expand the channels they check.""The database is a problem for us, as it's running on Oracle and not everybody likes that."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price is competitive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "The solution should be less expensive to allow more people the opportunity to use it. Some of their competitors are less expensive. There is a license required to use the solution and we purchased an annual license."
  • "The price of Symantec Data Loss Prevention could be reduced."
  • "There is an annual license required to use this solution."
  • "Support is a little costly, but you get what you pay for."
  • "DLP could be a bit cheaper."
  • "The solution's pricing is based on a license model."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:Competitive products don't even compare to the solution with regard to its capabilities. The only reason to choose another solution is budget because the solution requires licenses for the product and… more »
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    Also Known As
    McAfee ePO, ePolicy Orchestrator, Intel Security ePolicy Orchestrator
    Symantec DLP
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    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.

    Keeping sensitive corporate information safe and compliant has never been easy. But today, you’re faced with a totally new set of data protection challenges. Sensitive information is leaving the safety of your corporate network as more employees share files over consumer cloud storage services and access those files on their own mobile devices. The number of targeted cyber attacks continues to grow, as cybercriminals develop effective new methods for defeating traditional security measures and stealing corporate information. And as all of these factors converge, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage corporate information and protect it against loss and theft. 

    Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) provides a comprehensive approach to information protection that embraces today’s cloud- and mobile-centered realities. With DLP, you can:

    • Discover where data is stored across all of your cloud, mobile, network, endpoint, and storage systems

    • Monitor how data is being used, whether your employees are on or off the network

    • Protect data from being leaked or stolen—no matter where it’s stored or how it’s used

    Learn more about McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
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    Sample Customers
    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
    Hadassah University Hospital, Her Majestys Government (HMG), United Kingdom, Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Pvt Ltd., Hua Nan Bank, Hyundai Department Store Group,JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, Lake Health, McCann Erickson Israel, Molina Healthcare Inc., PGi, Quilvest Switzerland Limited, State of Nevada Public Employees Benefits Program, Symantec Corporation (Enterprise Security), The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (DLP), The Saudi Industrial Property Authority, TSO cloud, Visa, Yunnan Power Grid Company
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Insurance Company21%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Non Tech Company7%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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    McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is ranked 7th in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 9 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 20 reviews. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is rated 7.4, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator writes "Improves endpoint security well but takes a lot of resources to do so". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Great Data Loss Prevention technology with impressive granularity and good stability". McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is most compared with McAfee MVISION ePO, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR, Splunk Phantom and Exabeam Fusion SIEM, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Protector and Amazon Macie. See our McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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