"Overall the solution is very good. It offers great protection and gives us a good overview of what is on the network."
"Great monitoring feature."
"There's a good dashboard you can drill down into. It helps you easily locate intrusions and the source of attacks."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"It has a lot of functions, such as firewall. We are administrators, and we create some rules to protect our network. We also monitor the traffic in and out and have disk encryption on-premises. When we detect malware, we scan for the virus on the PC. We can then delete or block the malware."
"The solution can scale."
"Edge protection is a valuable feature."
"The most valuable features are that it's user-friendly, has interesting features, URL filtering, and threat prevention."
"For those who want a next-gen firewall that's easy to configure and easy to operate, I think you should go for Palo Alto."
"I like the solution's interface."
"Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features."
"Some of the documentation is not as straightforward as it could be."
"The management console needs to be less complex and easier to navigate."
"We would like to have a simpler version. Some settings and functions on the McAfee console are complex and complicated. I want the management console to be simpler."
"The pricing could be improved."
"The management component could be simplified."
"The solution could improve some aspects of detection."
"Palo Alto's maintenance needs to be improved."
"The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement."
"The documentation needs to be improved. I need better information about how to configure it and what the best practices are."
"In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support."
"The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower. In comparison with other solutions, I believe they're quite competitive."
McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced detection and emulation techniques, it moves beyond mere pattern matching to defend against stealthy attacks with a high degree of accuracy. This next-generation hardware platform scales to speeds of more than 40 Gbps with a single device to meet the needs of demanding networks. Our Unified Defense Architecture approach to security management streamlines security operations by combining real-time McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds with rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate response to network-borne attacks.
Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.
McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 6 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 12th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 5 reviews. McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.6, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of McAfee Network Security Platform writes "Effective, with an easy setup and a good dashboard". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Easy to configure and easy to operate with great stability". McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Cisco NGIPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Darktrace, Fortinet FortiGate IPS and Check Point IPS, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, Check Point IPS and Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System. See our McAfee Network Security Platform vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention report.
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