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In the 2020 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluation—the most trusted 3rd party performance test in the industry—SentinelOne achieved record-breaking results, becoming the first EDR vendor to deliver 100% visibility of an attack with the most analytic detections 2 years running. The SentinelOne Singularity platform consolidated the 174-step campaign into just 7 console alerts out-of-the-box, automatically providing analysts with the context & correlation they need without extensive setup. McAfee’s performance paled in comparison, only producing half as many rich, contextualized detections as SentinelOne despite 44 misses, delays, and configuration changes.
3 Reasons Why Teams
Trust SentinelOne Vs. McAfee
The Long Run
On March 8, 2021, McAfee announced the sale of its endpoint security business to STG, leaving tens of thousands of customers behind and adding further uncertainty to the legacy platform’s sustainability and adaptability to the future threat landscape.
In contrast, SentinelOne’s autonomous, AI-driven platform leads the market not only in preventing, detecting, and remediating modern threats, but also maximizing the efficiency and efficacy of today’s SecOps teams—an approach validated by our 97% customer satisfaction rate.
Did we mention that SentinelOne customers see an average of 353% ROI when switching from legacy AV providers, according to the Forrester Total Economic Impact report?
Proven EDR Performance
Like many legacy AV vendors, McAfee’s protection and detection capabilities were designed decades ago and rely heavily on known signatures and cloud lookups. While this approach may have been effective 10 years ago, it falls apart when tested against the modern adversary. The proof? In the 2020 MITRE ATT&CK® evaluation, McAfee missed 96 detections—more than 10x as many as SentinelOne—and only correlated 14 telemetry points, tactics, and techniques compared to SentinelOne’s 118 correlations.
McAfee also falls short in detecting stealthy trojan attacks like SUNBURST without sophisticated, real-time behavioral AI and adequate EDR data retention, especially when stacked up against SentinelOne’s built-in behavioral AI analysis and 2x longer retention.
to Make the Most of Your Time
With most SOC teams overstretched and resource-limited, every second counts. While McAfee customers spend precious time manually correlating security events, reconstructing attacks, repairing endpoints, and juggling multiple modules and agents, SentinelOne streamlines the process from end to end(point).
The SentinelOne Singularity™ platform enables you to perform easy, directed investigations with auto-generated attack Storylines™, and trigger automatic or 1-click remediation & rollback of threats—all from a single console and agent.
"McAfee was our primary platform but we had challenges with the performance"
Chief Technology and Information Security Officer
“We replaced McAfee with SentinelOne because it had a large footprint. McAfee was a very heavy product that weighed down the workstations and servers beyond their capacity.”
“Dealing with McAfee, that console is very overwhelming. All manual actions.”
Manager, Enterprise Information Systems Security
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