Comparison of Best Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Solutions & Software for 2018
To help with your data loss prevention software comparison, IT Central Station ranked them based on hundreds of real user reviews. These reviews cover all of the best DLP solutions from top vendors, from our esteemed community of enterprise technology professionals. You'll find comparisons of pricing, performance, features, stability and many other criteria. Read below to find out what your peers have to say about vendors such as Micro Focus, Symantec, McAfee and others.
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When it's installed, the most valuable feature is ease of use. It's a little tricky to install straight out of the box and configure, because of the way the licensing module works. Once you get beyond that, it's very easy to use.
We don't utilize it the way it's supposed to be used. It's kind of like a back stop. For example, if an engineer accidentally deletes something, he raises a ticket and with a request to get his file back. Normally, the backup routines are... more»
I know I am being picky, but the only thing that really tripped us up is the license model. It’s a wonderful product, but if they could change that model, it would be great. I would like to get everything for 60 days, so I can turn on all the... more»
We rely on generating daily reports on our stocks for auditing purposes. Those reports are useful; so I would say they are the most valuable feature. It is also very good that you can use it either from the command line or from a GUI. It... more»
We have used Data Protector for as long as I have been at the organization. We're a huge HPE house, so all of our technology for backups is HPE. We were hoping to leverage as much of our current HPE technology as possible by keeping all our... more»
A couple of years ago, I said that the reporting wasn't sufficient. There should be better reporting within Data Protector, rather than making you turn to an additional HPE software application. I think that no company can get reporting... more»
* Ability to automatically detect and secure new data sources without requiring manual configuration intervention. * Has an extensive support base for most data formats. * Natively allows the solution to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for any... more»
* Customers have been able to utilize multiple data protection schemes to be implemented with a single point of contact. * Utilizing a single point of control has helped to maximize all current data storage technologies.
Data Protector's main single point of weakness is its GUI. While being very easy to use and intuitively constructed to present users with a minimal learning curve, nonetheless: * It can occasionally be inaccurate in its backup/recovery time... more»
The best thing I find with Data Protector as opposed to other products was the inter-compatibility with all different OSs. It's very OS agnostic; doesn't matter whether it be Linux or Windows or AIX or whatever. It just seems to work. That's... more»
The centralization of all the backup data is a valuable asset, and the ability to recover data quickly. It doesn't happen very much these days, to be fair. It's not very often we have to recover. We don't use Data Protector for data recovery.... more»
One of the things that they need to look at is the scheduler. At the moment, there are two ways to schedule a backup. There's a simple scheduler and an advanced scheduler. You have to do one or the other. Using the advanced scheduler is the... more»
The granularity of brick-level restore functionality is very valuable. We receive approximately 10 restore requests on a daily basis for your typical file/folder restore, with the odd Exchange mailbox restore request thrown in, just to keep me on my toes. Backing up to disk (HPE StoreOnce 4900) has been valuable in reducing the man-hours in managing the backups,... more»
The reporting capabilities of HPE Data Protector are very limited and is the main area I feel that HPE Data Protector needs to improve on. The standard report options available with the product are adequate for generic reporting. However, if you’re like me and want to get customised reporting, you then have a problem and you will need to purchase another... more»
It allows us to have confidence in our backups and our ability to restore them. Data Protector is a very mature product that allows custom backups, scheduling, and copying in a manner that reduces the amount of time spent with backups from an... more»
I am not happy with the support structure within HPE when things go wrong. It takes longer than competing products to get updates to cover a new OS version or product version (i.e., a new version of SQL). This is necessary so that backups... more»
The valuable features are the ability to: * Backup data * Write to D2Ds * Utilize D2D compression technology We write TBs and TBs of data to backend HPE D2Ds. It then dedupes all the information so we get a 10:1 ratio of deduplication. This... more»
The benefit is that we've got data retention and we can store data for people. We are a financial services organization, so we are audited on the level of security of our data. This solution allows us to prove that we are storing it correctly.
I'd like the ability to search backups a lot easier. I'd like the ability to search for a particular server within a backup because people come to you and ask for the backup of a server. They talk about it in those terms. You end up trying to... more»
I like the following features: * Centralized virus signatures and patch updates. * Reports of signature update status. * HIP management and automatic product deployment. * Allows virus signatures and VirusScan Enterprise patch updates via... more»
This solution reduced a lot of effort to check and confirm that all PCs are running the latest anti-virus signatures and patch levels. It also helps the IT admin to find the mapping between the logged-on user ID and the PC name which Windows... more»
I would like to see the solution provide a function to roll back patch deployment and alert the administrator about which system is not supported per patch level. It should retain all previous patches in the system to support legacy systems,... more»
The new backup systems are using new mechanisms for the recovery phases; for example, VM, recovery and testing the backup before recovering it. These features are not available in Data Protector. What we need to see is fast recovery and... more»
SAP R/3 Integration is what I like best because our main production systems are SAP based with Oracle database, the “save-delete archive” feature is of ultimate use. It actually saves the Oracle archive file to the disk and after the save is... more»
We started using this product back in 2000. At that point we mainly used the SAP R/3 Integration along with some filesystems backups. From that point on, the software started getting integrated with Exchange Server, and lately SAP HANA. The... more»
I haven’t found any issues that need to get improved. The main purpose of this software suite (safely backup and restore main systems) is fully achieved. It was already implemented as the company’s first backup and restore solution. As the... more»
Data Protector is software that we use to make system backups. The feature we use the most is doing daily backups and synchronizing backups from different locations to our central data center for disaster recovery.
That is really a question for my Data Protector experts, but this is what I think: * As far as the functionality, I think it has everything that we need right now. * Some security aspects in Data Protector could be improved. It’s not enough... more»
The most valuable feature is the Integration with Oracle, MSSQL and Exchange. They are the easiest to work with. Unlike some other backup solutions, the configuration and restoration of the data is really easy. Just check it and you are done.... more»
They could really improve on the integrity. A lot of times I get the log error or no log message. To get my data, I have to scan the tape. It's not really the best way to go with the product. It should be more robust.
* Deep Freeze: Ensures that I can maintain a baseline of an optimal system state where performance and system security are guaranteed. No matter how long a computer is in use, it will always revert to that same condition. * Data Igloo: Has... more»
My Cloud Drive: Google Drive Sync takes a very long time during system startup, especially when the policy enforcing My Cloud Drive after logon is enforced before access to the desktop. This causes long delays to the user, especially if the... more»
The Network Monitor component is the most advanced on the market. Combined with the other Network DLP components (Prevent for Web, Prevent for Email, Discover and Prevent), Symantec offers one of the best network DLP solutions in the market.... more»
Restarting the failed session, where you don’t need to run a whole selection list backup. Newer DP versions even have a resume feature, which should allow you to continue from the point of failure, instead of ruining the whole partition in case of a “restart failed objects“ error.
There are lots of bugs around; inability to downgrade version, issues with version upgrades, etc. For example, Data Protector version 8 didn’t have a properly working restore feature; the next upgrade came within week. All kinds of small things required workarounds and support engagement to find some tweak within the config files. When comparing other backup... more»
The number one benefit of the solution is that our hardware is HP, so it makes sense to keep standardization, as far as backups are concerned and obviously ease of use. We can rely on it if we have to get into a disaster situation, so it has... more»
I would like to see it incorporate all of the new forms of cloud backup and similar items, absolutely. With the transition from on-prem to obviously cloud solutions, our backups need to be more cloud-ready, so to speak.
Originally, the benefit from Data Protector was that it fitted in because we buy HPE storage. So as an ecosystem, it was quite easy and smooth. Although the ecosystem is good, development of Data Protector isn’t as fast as other products.
Actually, we're moving away from Data Protector due to lack of support on newer operating systems and latest products. For example, it takes time to support new products such as Windows 2016. Since we want to move faster, we're moving towards Tivoli Storage Manager. The reason being our infrastructure partner is IBM. Improvements should be brought about in... more»
We use this solution for data deduplication. It also has the media library, so our disk-to-disk backup is also backed up to the tape. If there is data corruption in the disk-to-disk backup, we will have a copy on the tape. Other solutions do... more»
I would like to have more capacity. This can be done by having more deduplication and compression. If they can compress the data more and more, we will save more space. We won’t need to pay for more and more space, especially in the Oracle... more»
We bought it when it was a very simple product with a clear license structure, and it just did what we needed it to do.
• Room for Improvement
The license structure for advanced features, such as backing up to disk or compression, can make the license pretty costly. That’s the main thing because we use it in a very simple way with just a client on servers, and then do backups. That license structure was really simple and cheap; but if you want to do a little bit more, then the structure gets pretty expensive.
• Use of Solution
We have been using Data Protector for 15 years.
• Stability Issues
It has really improved over time. In the beginning, it was not a real enterprise solution but it has evolved into an enterprise solution.
I don't use it today on a regular basis, but there are always feature improvements that our customers are looking for, such as more integration from an API perspective with different applications and cloud platforms. Also, broader integration... more»
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