Is McAfee relevant these days in the corporate world?
I currently work for a US outsourcing company, 50k+ employees around the world.
McAfee was part of our standard image at work, has been for a long long time. It was an absolute system hog, especially if you were still on an older device that had a HDD! System scans that would hog the system for 4 to 6 hours at a time, at least twice a week. Sometimes you'd be wanting to shut down at the end of the day, and McAfee was still scanning!
They decided to do a complete refresh of the stack on PCs about 18 months or so back. This for Windows 10 Enterprise (we were still on 1809 at the time).
Gone was McAfee, plus other items such as a custom made portal app. Now using mostly the Microsoft stack, 'Company Portal' app, AV etc.
I haven't noticed any system slow downs since, even when you can see it scanning the drive, it doesn't get in the way, and seems to prioritise the user over the background scans. (Why couldn't McAfee do this?).
Be curious as to how many other large (or small) corporations will do the same, ditch long standing relationships with McAfee, and just use the built in AV instead? Why pay extra for something, when the built in option seems to be better?