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McAfee Review

Bybusiness.com editorial staff,
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Sep 12, 2019
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McAfee is a well-known brand that many users trust, but based on tests conducted through AV-TEST, a third-party antivirus testing organization, the software can slow your computer down. Is there anything more annoying than your computer running sluggishly? It's hard to say, maybe holding for customer service, but in McAfee's case, slowing down your computer is a serious consideration.

McAfee

McAfee

The Best Internet Security and Antivirus Software of 2019

The Verdict

Technology today doesn't tolerate slowdown, which sets McAfee Security for Business back, but the software still offers solid protection and management features.

This antivirus software may be a resource drain, scoring a four out of six in AV-TEST's performance category, but it can protect you from malware and won't bog down your employees with false positives. AV-TEST gave McAfee high scores in both protection and usability. In other words, it stops hazardous malware, viruses and malicious sites while allowing safe content, without confusing the two. While the software is doing its job, you won't have to worry too much, because it has all the helpful management options, including cloud hosting, reports and a management console.

Managing your software is important since, as your business grows, you'll have more devices. Connecting, configuring and monitoring all your devices from one spot makes controlling your security much easier. This software can only be hosted in the cloud, which makes managing your equipment significantly easier. Cloud hosting is also low maintenance, so small businesses without dedicated IT resources don't need to stress.

Another helpful feature of this antivirus software is the reporting tool. From this feature you can customize and generate reports on your network activity and security risks. This makes it very easy for someone with minimal IT knowledge to stay up to speed with their devices.

McAfee also has all the help and support you will need. They have phone, email, live chat, 24/7 support and an online knowledgebase to answer your questions. Usually the idea of dealing with tech support is like sitting in a traffic jam; you know you’re going to be stuck for a while. However, when it comes to small business antivirus software, it's good to know you have constant support via whatever method you prefer, whether that's phone or email. 

McAfee's Security for Business may not be the best antivirus software for your small business, but during our antivirus software tests we found that it can protect your business from malware while being easy to manage.

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McAfee

McAfee

The Best Internet Security and Antivirus Software of 2019

The Verdict

Technology today doesn't tolerate slowdown, which sets McAfee Security for Business back, but the software still offers solid protection and management features.

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