There are many benefits of ENS over VSE. For one ENS contains multiple modules: ENS Threat Prevention, ENS Firewall, ENS Web Control and ENS Adaptive Threat Prevention.
Speaking just about Threat Prevention there are many new features which will help protect you against the latest threats, as these threats change, we need to change our approach in regards to how we detect against them. I would advise you to take a look at our products page to get more info: https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-gb/products/endpoint-security.html
On a further note VSE is our legacy product and it's end of life will likely be announced in the not too distant future. We encourage all customers to migrate to ENS.
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Good Question! As mentioned above, the differences are not really coverable at one go in this post. I can try my best as penned down below:
1) Endpoint Security (ENS) has AMCORE anti Malware engine. This is the core scanning engine which replaces and enhances the functionality of VSCORE which used to be the engine in VSE. As a result, On Access and On Demand Scanning performance will be much ahead on ENS.
2) ENS has Exploit Prevention Feature included with Threat Prevention. This means it would protect your machines against known exploits and exploitation techniques thereby proving to be very effecting on zero day threats and ransomware attacks. In VSE, this is purchased as an additional module called HIPS which is not present in your environment by default.
3) ENS also has web control shipped along with the subscription. Web control when installed can monitor browsing activities and control browsers and the websites based on the content categorization and URLs. With VSE this was purchased as a separate product - SAE - Site Adviser Enterprise. This may not be suitable for Servers but a very critical feature when it comes to protecting end users on workstations
4) ENS Access protection support MD5 values, which is not possible via VSE.
On Demand Scan performance is hugely improved on ENS and you should definitely see the efficiency difference when running an On Demand Scan on a machine with ENS installed.
Each of these individual features provide enhanced overall protection and the ability to integrate with ATP(Adaptive Threat Protection) is a huge bonus!
https://docs.mcafee.com/ - Please browse for ENS and VSE product documentation to understand how both of these product work. Most importantly, My humble suggestion would be to evaluate both of them, play around with both these softwares and let us know your thoughts!
I sincerely hope you have a good place to start with for your answer.
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