McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint – Enterprise Edition
$133 for 1,001 endpoints
Strengths: Provides a good number of endpoint protection mechanisms with a fairly low agent footprint.
Weaknesses: Although an excellent solution, it is a bit on the expensive side.
Verdict: A fully featured and robust endpoint security product that suffers only marginally from a more expensive per seat cost than most.
SummaryMcAfee Total Protection for Endpoint - Enterprise Edition is a fully featured endpoint security product that can be deployed on numerous platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and mobile devices. Endpoints are managed using the unified, web-based McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) server console. The ePO management system can be deployed on Windows server products and uses Microsoft SQL Server and IIS. The server is available for physical host or virtual installs. The product also includes email server protections for select versions of Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino.
Implementing the solution was very straightforward. We were able to install it in our test Windows environment within minutes. The ePO management functionality is slick. Its Flash-based interface makes navigating common tasks a bit easier than most products. One of the first things administrators may notice are the customizable dashboards that users are presented with once they log into the console. The reporting interfaces are presented in small widgets, which display all the important metrics and reporting information for the various components of the solution.
The product is a testament to convergence. It is truly full-featured and a single, unified solution which would require several agents and vendors if deployed separately. Use of the server console is fairly intuitive, and developing policies for the endpoints takes just a slight learning curve. Overall, the suite has an impressive number of features and is easy to administer.
Documentation is available in PDF form or contained within the ePO web interface. We found the documentation adequate with regard to helping us through the major features of the solution.
Gold support is included with the purchase and includes 24/7/365 phone, email and web assistance for one year. Additional support options are available through McAfee as well.