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Question: How does McAfee Endpoint Security compare with MVISION?
Answer: The flexible manageability of McAfee Endpoint Security is one of our favorite aspects of this solution. You can deploy various components as desired with McAfee Endpoint Security, whereas many other solutions only offer an all-or-nothing policy. McAfee offers a prevention layer that detects signature values and prevents threats to the network. With McAfee Endpoint Security you have complete coverage through McAfee solutions, advanced threat protection (ATP), and light control over browsers, as well as a firewall. We would like to see better integration with 3rd party products, though. We also feel that resolution time should be faster and that McAfee Endpoint Security could do more to keep administration alerted to detected end-point threats. One of the best things we like about McAfee MVISION is how user-friendly and easy it is to use for the average person. It is stable and scalable and the technical support is excellent. The cloud-based security and data protection McAfee MVISION offers is extremely valuable, especially if you have many employees who are working remotely. You can only use McAfee MVISION with Windows 10, WIndows 2016, or above, which makes this solution kind of limiting. We would like to see a policy editing solution added to McAfee MVISION, which would make it a bit more flexible. Additionally, we have some concerns that the intrusion detection and intervention are not keeping pace with other available solutions. Conclusion Both of these solutions are McAfee, which is a widely known and trusted value-added brand. We felt McAfee Endpoint Security offered the most complete secure coverage within the McAfee ecosystem. The flexibility and centralized administration controls are better able to keep all of our computer systems safe from viruses and other intrusions. We also feel there is a strong commitment to keeping McAfee Endpoint Security up-to-date, reliable and secure.
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Pros
"The solution makes it possible to see a threat once and block it everywhere across all endpoints and the entire security platform. It has the ability to block right down to the file and application level across all devices based on policies, such as, blacklisting and whitelisting of software and applications. This is good. Its strength is the ability to identify threats very quickly, then lock them and the network down and block the threats across the organization and all devices, which is what you want. You don't want to be spending time working out how to block something. You want to block something very quickly, letting that flow through to all the devices and avoiding the same scenario on different operating systems.""One of the best features of AMP is its cloud feature. It doesn't matter where the device is in regards to whether it's inside or outside of your network environment, especially right now when everybody's remote and taken their laptops home. You don't have to be VPNed into the environment for AMP to work. AMP will work anywhere in the world, as long as it has an Internet connection. You get protection and reporting with it. No matter where the device is, AMP has still got coverage on it and is protecting it. You still have the ability to manage and remediate things. The cloud feature is the magic bullet. This is what makes the solution a valuable tool as far as I'm concerned.""The threat Grid with the ability to observe the sandboxing, analyze, and perform investigations of different malicious files has been great.""It is extensive in terms of providing visibility and insights into threats. It allows for research into a threat, and you can chart your progress on how you're resolving it.""If somebody has been compromised, the question always is: How has it affected other devices in the network? Cisco AMP gives you a very neat view of that.""The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.""The entirety of our network infrastructure is Cisco and the most valuable feature is the integration.""Another of my favorite features is called the Device Trajectory, where it shows everything that's going on, on a computer. It shows the point in time when a virus is downloaded, so you can see if the user was surfing the internet or had a program open. It shows every running process and file access on the computer and saves it like a snapshot when it detects something malicious. It also has a File Trajectory, so you can even see if that file has been found on any of your other computers that have AMP."

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"I feel McAfee Endpoint Security to be a good, mature product.""The solution offers very good endpoint security.""It's easy to use and it's very powerful. It offers nice endpoint protection.""McAfee EndPoint Security has a lot of good features that work well if they are implemented properly.""The DLP and user interface are the most valuable feature.""This product has the capability to check a wide range of vulnerabilities and devices.""The most valuable features are reporting from the ePO console and the advanced threat protection (ATP).""It's quite easy to install agents."

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"The agents are easy to deploy.""It is scalable and stable and the initial setup is the easiest part of using the product.""I have not received any complaints about the performance.""Technical support is excellent.""MVISION Endpoint is so much easier and so much simpler for the lay security personnel to handle.""The most valuable feature is user-based policy provision."

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Cons
"The connector updates are very easily done now, and that's improving. Previously, the connector had an issue, where almost every time it needed to be updated, it required a machine reboot. This was always a bit of an inconvenience and a bug. Because with a lot of software now, you don't need to do that and shouldn't need to be rebooting all the time.""The technical support is very slow.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products.""We had a lot of noise at the beginning, and we had to turn it down based on exclusions, application whitelisting, and excluding unknown benign applications. Cisco should understand the need for continuous updates on the custom Cisco exclusions and the custom applications that come out-of-the-box with the AMP for Endpoints.""The room for improvement would be on event notifications. I have mine tuned fairly well. I do feel that if you subscribe to all the event notification types out-of-the-box, or don't really go through and take the time to filter out events, the notifications can become overwhelming with information. Sometimes, when you're overwhelmed with information, you just say, "I'm not going to look at anything because I'm receiving so much." I recommend the vendor come up with a white paper on the best practices for event notifications.""I would like to see integration with Cisco Analytics.""In Orbital, there are tons of prebuilt queries, but there is not a lot of information in lay terms. There isn't enough information to help us with what we're looking for and why we are looking for it with this query. There are probably a dozen queries in there that really focus on what I need to focus on, but they are not always easy to find the first time through.""We have had some problems with updates not playing nice with our environment. This is important, because if there is a new version, we need to test it thoroughly before it goes into production. We cannot just say, "There's a new version. It's not going to give us any problems." With the complexity of the solution using multiple engines for multiple tasks, it can sometimes cause performance issues on our endpoints. Therefore, we need to test it before we deploy. That takes one to three days before we can be certain that the new version plays nice with our environment."

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"With McAfee, if there is a zero-day vulnerability, you have to download the patch for it from the McAfee website, then apply it to your endpoint.""Technical support is an area that can be improved because sometimes, the response time is a bit slow and the explanation is short.""There are times the solution has some additional software added that is not fully integrated properly, such as Exchange Group Sheild. It is quite old and is not fully integrated properly and could be improved.""The security of this solution needs improvement.""The solution needs to offer better local technical support.""I would like this solution to do what Palo Alto traps does because I would only need to run this one product.""There are more secure featured solutions from McAfee on the market but for smaller companies like ours, they are too expensive.""The user interface could be improved by making it more user-friendly. There are multiple solutions and there is no clear line differentiating all of them. There is a centralized console where we manage everything but most of the administrators feel a little confused when it comes to managing multiple products from a single place."

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"Intrusion detection and intervention seem to be falling behind the competition.""The initial setup can be a bit complicated for those unfamiliar with the product.""A policy-editing console should be added.""Endpoint resource utilization causes high levels of instability and that is something that needs improvement.""I would like to see more local integration for the applications that we use.""MVISION Endpoint is only compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 2016 and above. If I were using a Linux operating system, I would not be able to use MVISION Endpoint."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.""We can know if something bad is potentially happening instantaneously and prevent it from happening. We can go to a device and isolate it before it infects other devices. In our environment, that's millions of dollars saved in a matter of seconds.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""We have a license for 3,000 users and if we get up to 3,100 users, it doesn't stop working, but on the next renewal date you're supposed to go in there and add that extra 100 licenses. It's really good that they let you grow and expand and then pay for it. Sometimes, with other products, you overuse a license and they just don't work.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""There is also the Cisco annual subscription plus my management time in terms of what I do with the Cisco product. I spend a minimal amount of time on it though, just rolling out updates as they need them and monitoring the console a couple of times a day to ensure nothing is out of control. Cost-wise, we are quite happy with it."

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"For each computer that is connected to the server McAfee charges us for each computer based on our license agreement.""There is a one-year and a three-year license available for this solution, we are currently on a three-year license.""The pricing is great and licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis.""I do licensing on an annual basis and this is what I always recommend to my clients over the monthly option.""The price of the solution is in the middle range compare to others and could be reduced. There are not any additional costs.""Since the maintenance is done by our own team, the price of the subscription should really be cheaper.""When comparing the solution to others it is a bit expensive. We are on a monthly license.""We pay for the license on an annual basis."

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"It is based on an annual subscription.""MVISION is intended as an enterprise product and it is priced like one. This solution is within the price range of competitors at the enterprise level.""The pricing is mid-ranged and quite reasonable compared to other similar products.""Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis.""Customers would need to purchase a license. If a customer purchases an MVISION Endpoint license, he may use that license to install ENS. It's a flexible license where you have the option to either use the McAfee security software or the Windows Defender managed by McAfee, which is MVISION Endpoint."

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Answers from the Community
Netanya Carmi
author avatarManuel Ochoa
Real User

It depends on what you want to achieve. With McAfee ENS you have complete coverage through McAfee solutions, that is, it has an AV engine (threat Protection), you have Advance Threat Protection (ATP), light control over browsers, and a firewall. 


With MVISION Endpoint you add being able to manage Microsoft Defender from the MVISION ePO or EPO on-premise console. But the AV engine is Defender, not McAfee. So you depend on the potential and configuration you make of Defender.

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
Top Answer: Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
Top Answer: The flexible manageability of McAfee Endpoint Security is one of our favorite aspects of this solution. You can deploy… more »
Top Answer: There is a new feature where you can set thresholds for all the CPU consumption allowing for no consumption on the… more »
Top Answer: MVISION Endpoint is so much easier and so much simpler for the lay security personnel to handle.
Top Answer: Customers would need to purchase a license. If a customer purchases an MVISION Endpoint license, he may use that license… more »
Top Answer: McAfee has several MVISION products. It will be really amazing if they could be consolidated into one dashboard. As of… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco AMP for Endpoints
McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection, McAfee Endpoint Protection, Total Protection for Endpoint, Intel Security Total Protection for Endpoint, MCAFEE Complete Endpoint Protection
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection allows you to protect all of your devices with intelligent, collaborative security, in one easy-to-manage, integrated solution. Our integrated endpoint security framework helps remove redundancies, enables fast, proven performance and offers an architecture to align both current and future security investments. With a flexible choice of cloud-based or a local management console, security administrators also get true centralized management that simplifies ongoing tasks, deployment and monitoring.

McAfee MVISION Endpoint delivers enhanced detection and correction capabilities to augment native Microsoft Windows security controls, which are always up to date. Machine learning, credential theft monitoring, and rollback remediation boost the basic security built into the Windows and effectively combat advanced, zero-day threats.

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Sample Customers
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
inHouseIT, Seagate Technology
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company19%
Government13%
Manufacturing Company13%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company16%
Government13%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company27%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise52%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise39%
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McAfee Endpoint Security is ranked 14th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 37 reviews while McAfee MVISION Endpoint is ranked 27th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 6 reviews. McAfee Endpoint Security is rated 8.0, while McAfee MVISION Endpoint is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of McAfee Endpoint Security writes "Protect your business against a wide variety of threats". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee MVISION Endpoint writes "This recognized brand has been reliable in the past but seems to be losing ground to competition". McAfee Endpoint Security is most compared with Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Blackberry Protect, whereas McAfee MVISION Endpoint is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Sophos Intercept X, Trend Micro Apex One, SentinelOne and Check Point Harmony Endpoint. See our McAfee Endpoint Security vs. McAfee MVISION Endpoint report.

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