IT Central Station is now PeerSpot: Here's why

McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs Symantec Endpoint Encryption comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Buyer's Guide
McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption
March 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The most valuable feature right now is the user control.""What I like about McAfee Total Protection is that it's working. I also like that it doesn't require any specific knowledge to set up.""The interface showcases threat incidents very well.""You can manage your compliance in line with legislation such as GDPR and POPIA.""Enables customization of file types and for different scenarios.""McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is a very stable product.""This solution has a rich set of policies.""The overall features of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention are very good."

More McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention Pros →

"The solution is pretty stable.""Its management is good, and it is also scalable and mostly stable.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""We have been very satisfied with the solution's security capabilities.""The installation process is pretty straightforward.""Disk encryption and file and folder encryption are the most valuable and used features. It is also very well integrated with Symantec Messaging Gateway and Symantec DLP, which is helpful in protecting any kind of information that goes outside. Symantec DLP catches an email and sends it to the encryption server. The encryption server encrypts the email and intimates to the user that confidential information is being sent out. The administrator can then take appropriate action.""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.""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."

More Symantec Endpoint Encryption Pros →

Cons
"In my experience, it's not really user-friendly for me, in terms of how I navigate with the ePolicy Orchestrator. They need to upgrade their management console.""The solution takes up too much CPU and memory.""Integration with other vendors could be improved. For example, with Chrome or Firefox.""The interface can be improved, it's too cluttered.""Technical support doesn't really offer fast response times.""McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention could improve by having artificial intelligence.""Our client is not very happy with the lack of support, the skills, and the effectiveness of the tool.""There are a lot of vulnerabilities and viruses and malware can proliferate."

More McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention Cons →

"There are some issues with the single sign-on with the active directory. We had a few problems related to the synchronization between the active directory and the login features of the Symantec products because the users made many password changes during the day. The time for synchronization with the solutions can be improved. I would like to see mobile encryption. There should be a possibility to include all the mobiles of a company in the console. Many customers are asking about encryptions for tablets or cell phones, but we don't have any product that we are comfortable with to recommend to our customers.""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.""Its remote deployment should be improved. Currently, there is no remote deployment for Symantec Endpoint Encryption. You have to install it manually. There are some issues with AD integration and the time taken to reflect a password on the Endpoint Encryption Manager when a new user has changed the password, but they are already working on these issues, and these will be resolved in the next release.""Symantec Endpoint Encryption can improve by being more secure.""The security could be improved.""The initial setup is a bit complex.""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.""They have too high of a price tag. That's why they're losing the market share."

More Symantec Endpoint Encryption Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If the client purchases the entire suite of McAfee Endpoint, the license is included."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution."
  • "It's not a cheap option."
  • "I'm paying the license for McAfee Total Protection yearly. It could be cheaper, but it's fine."
  • More McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "The license is not very expensive."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • More Symantec Endpoint Encryption Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions are best for your needs.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Although I don't have too much information on the exact costs of the solution, it's my understanding that the pricing is pretty good.
    Top Answer:We've had issues with the Lower and Upper filter of the device control module. Technical support doesn't really offer fast response times. They could continue to refine their defense on signature… more »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:The installation process is pretty straightforward.
    Top Answer: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.
    Ranking
    Views
    1,334
    Comparisons
    838
    Reviews
    10
    Average Words per Review
    390
    Rating
    7.3
    3rd
    out of 25 in Endpoint Encryption
    Views
    5,384
    Comparisons
    4,126
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    425
    Rating
    7.8
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    McAfee Total Protection for Data, McAfee Total Protection for DLP, Total Protection for Data, Intel Security Total Protection for Data
    Symantec Drive Encryption
    Learn More
    Overview
    McAfee Total Protection for Data solution suite protects your data using a combination of powerful encryption, access control, and user-behavior monitoring.
    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.
    Offer
    Learn more about McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention
    Learn more about Symantec Endpoint Encryption
    Sample Customers
    Kleberg Bank
    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
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm57%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Security Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Government8%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
    Construction Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is ranked 5th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 11 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Encryption with 9 reviews. McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.4, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention writes "Good compliance management but the support is lacking and the effectiveness needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Stable, secure, and works as per our expectations". McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Digital Guardian and Endpoint Protector, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Check Point Full Disk Encryption Software Blade. See our McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.

    We monitor all Data Loss Prevention (DLP) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.