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

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We performed a comparison between McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention and Symantec Endpoint Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"Everything in this DLP is great. It""The most valuable feature of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is data loss prevention.""The most valuable feature is strong data leak prevention for data protection.""Offers some good protection features.""The whitelisting works well.""The pricing of the product is excellent. It's very affordable.""Enables customization of file types and for different scenarios.""The administrative capabilities and the interface make this product accessible and easy to use."

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"The dashboard view and reporting are valuable. It is stable and easy to integrate, and it provides custom options.""One of the most valuable features is its antivirus database, which is current and updated daily. Another valuable feature is its capacity to be managed by a single server. The solution is managed by a secure server, so all the endpoints are managed from a central point.""It is a stable solution...It is a very scalable solution.""The IPS function (with no firewall needed to be installed in the SEP client) is quite good.""It's customizable, we're able to tune it to work with our products.""This solution helps in that I can control quite a few computers from our central location, with ease.""Some important features that are included are the built-in firewall and device control.""It is easy to use. Its interface is user-friendly. So, anybody can use it very well, which is a good thing."

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"The product fails to offer automatic classification capabilities to its users.""The user interface is messy and could be simplified.""McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention could improve by making the customer aware of the benefits of the solution which would increase the adoption. Additionally, if there were features to suit multi-cloud environments it would be helpful. If the solution can intelligently identify which is important data for the organization and should not be released from the organization without authorization would be a benefit.""The pricing is high for licensing and support and the GUI interface is good but could use updating.""We need to do a lot of configuration.""McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention could improve by having artificial intelligence.""The support from McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is good. However, if they provided 24 hours a day seven days a week support that would be a helpful addition.""The interface can be improved, it's too cluttered."

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"It should support the next-generation IPS. Currently, it supports only IPS.""I would like to see fileless attack protection.""They're just starting to get into this now, but I think they can do better - they're just starting out with I think is called the SEP Cloud Console. It has more limited functionality. It will be good once we can run SEP from the cloud. That would be good.""I would like to see a hybrid version of this solution that covers both in-house and cloud-based servers.""The support can be wanting. Sometimes the time to resolution is longer than I would expect.""We are not satisfied with this solution. It needs a lot of improvements. It doesn't detect the most recent malware and unknown threats. With most of the users working from home these days, there is also a need for some extra security layer. That's why we are thinking of going for a better solution that will take care of all of our endpoints and work from home situation. Symantec also has to work on EDI technology. Vendors like Palo Alto and Cisco are coming with their own intelligence and cloud infrastructure in which unknown threats are regularly watched and monitored, and they are reported to the admin.""After selling this product, what we have observed is that the system gets slower, which is a major issue.""I know they were just bought out by Broadcom and there have been some difficulties with Broadcom as far as getting license renewals, etc. Mostly, due to the fact that it's confusing, even for the vendor, people are turned off by it. The vendors are telling us that it can take weeks for them to get a renewal quote, nevermind the actual renewal."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing seems expensive both for the license and the support."
  • "The price is high for this type of product."
  • "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."
  • "The price of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is expensive. It is not the most expensive solution but it is typically 15 to 20 percent higher than other solutions. There is no additional cost to using McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention."
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  • "I’d say SEP deserves the money."
  • "Regarding the licensing, it was important negotiate a long contract to get a more attractive price, including advanced support in case of crisis."
  • "What we have paid for this product is good value for the work and the services that they are providing to us."
  • "Licensing is per user. Therefore, it makes it easy to do licensing."
  • "It is the better product, even if it is a little on the higher side."
  • "It's not cheap."
  • "Pricing and licensing are important to us when choosing a product."
  • "Pricing and licensing for our country is very good. It's not that expensive and the endpoint security is very good. It's not as cheap as some others, but they are not as good."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The tool focuses on endpoints rather than networks. Endpoints cover everything. It wouldn't be possible to steal confidential information from endpoints.
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    Top Answer:The tool has predefined rules, like which actions to block or allow. This makes it easy because I don't have to figure out what policies to deploy.
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    Also Known As
    McAfee Total Protection for Data, McAfee Total Protection for DLP, Total Protection for Data, Intel Security Total Protection for Data
    Symantec EPP, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
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    McAfee Total Protection for Data solution suite protects your data using a combination of powerful encryption, access control, and user-behavior monitoring.

    Symantec Endpoint Security is a robust and reliable product that provides complete protection against viruses, malware, Trojans, and malicious files. It offers application and device control, ease of use in deploying and updating, a central control console, stability, scalability, auto-discovery capabilities, patch management, endpoint detection and response capabilities, intrusion detection module. 

    The Symantec Global Intelligence Network (GIN) provides threat intelligence and detection across endpoints, email, and web traffic. It has helped organizations reduce downtime, increase productivity, and improve security posture. Symantec Endpoint Security is easy to use, has a flexible administration, and offers more value than expected.

    Sample Customers
    Kleberg Bank
    Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Security Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise25%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is ranked 9th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 29 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Security is ranked 5th in Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) with 140 reviews. McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.4, while Symantec Endpoint Security is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention writes "Highly beneficial DLP functionality, full system protection, and useful file scanning". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Security writes "The solution has given us visibility into compliance within our whole system and helped us ensure everything is updated". McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is most compared with HP Wolf Security, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Cisco Secure Endpoint and CoSoSys Endpoint Protector, whereas Symantec Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, Trend Micro Deep Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.

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