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"In Digital Guardian, they have the cloud correlation servers that give you visibility work like EBR and the correlation server works very well for security analysis.""It can scale from 100 to 10,000. There's no problem with the scalability.""The feature we call desktop recording is the most valuable aspect of the solution. Not only can we collect data from the user's usage, but we also capture his screenshots when he is trying to steal the data."

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"The central manager policy means we have almost all client modules in one solution.""From a single dashboard, I can take a look at several things including the endpoint protection, the file integrity section, the data activity monitor, and more.""The central management console is the solution's most valuable aspect.""The graphical interface of the solution is its most valuable aspect.""The security is a key feature and the console is very user friendly.""Technical support is very helpful.""The general endpoint protection is valuable, and it is easy to manage."

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"The room for improvement with Digital Guardian is that it will be better with the Linux agent because it is the only DLP solution for Linux workstations. It still needs to upgrade the agents to the latest version for the Linux kernel.""There are a lot of issues with the current version of the Endpoint agent. It's not stable, it's resource-consuming, and there are some performance issues. If they could improve the stability of the agent it would be great.""Some features on Mac and Linux are not complete currently. For example, some device control features haven't been transferred over to the other systems. If they could have their Windows features also available on Mac and Linux, that would be perfect. Some of our customers have a Mac environment for their RD environment. Having the solution fully capable of handling everything in a Mac environment is crucial."

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"The detection aspect should be improved so that signatures are updated more quickly.""There is a problem when it comes to agent communication and duplicate records, where the rebooting of a machine leads to the installation of a new agent and you get a lot of duplicate records that ultimately affect your compliance monitoring.""There needs to be support for Mac computers. Currently, McAfee does not work on iOS.""The solution sometimes has some false positives on IP addresses, from the web control aspect of the product. This needs to be improved.""Lacks a single plug-in for multiple uses.""Sometimes agents hang. We have to reinstall the agents.""There should be more insights and completeness into the cyber kill chain, similar to CrowdStrike and SentinelOne. It just seems a little outdated in being 100% signature-based without all of the insights and protections that come with CrowdStrike and SentinelOne. Overall, they've got some catching up to do if they plan to compete in the comprehensive EDR space."

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"Digital Guardian has both, subscription and perpetual licenses, but I think when everything (all technologies) will go to the cloud they will only offer subscriptions.""If I compare Digital Guardian with Symantec, the license cost is lower, but McAfee can be cheaper than Digital Guardian. It depends on how many licenses you plan to buy and how big the project is. The cost is not so high as Symantec, but not as cheap as McAfee. They can easily sell the solution for price."

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"It is attractively priced. It is a fraction of what we're going to pay for CrowdStrike or SentinelOne, but it only has a fraction of the capabilities as well."

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Top Answer: The security is a key feature and the console is very user friendly.
Top Answer: The product could have a single plug-in that would have multiple uses rather than a single plug-in which is used for a single purpose. Each aspect has a separate plug-in. They should concentrate on… more »
Top Answer: I use the solution for two things - as an antivirus for a spider scan enterprise and endpoint protection, and also to make application whitelisting, or application blocking, where we only allow… more »
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Also Known As
McAfee ePO, ePolicy Orchestrator, Intel Security ePolicy Orchestrator
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Digital Guardian Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) protects sensitive data on all your endpoints. It protects intellectual property and personal information. An endpoint agent that captures and records all system, user and data events on or off the network. It has a granular control of all data movement that can be configured to automatically block, justify or encrypt sensitive data in or attached to email, files moved to removable drives, cloud storage, or web - malware and malware-free - before sensitive data is lost. It has a built-in advanced data classification that creates and modifies classification and usage policies through content inspection, context-awareness and user classification. It provides design policies with controls that won't block actions that comply with corporate policy so employees remain productive while the data stays safe.

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) is the most advanced, extensible, and scalable centralized security management software in the industry. Unifying security management through an open platform, McAfee ePO makes risk and compliance management simpler and more successful for organizations of all sizes.
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Sample Customers
The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
Brelje & Race, Cognizant, Sutherland Global Services, Eagle Rock Energy, Arab National Bank, Bank Central Asia, Kleberg Bank, Leading Mexican Bank, SF Police Credit Union, Macquarie Telecom, Seagate Technology, Blackburn & Darwen Council, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, IRCEP, Major U.S. State Government, State of Alaska, State of Colorado, Cemex, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke
Top Industries
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
Comms Service Provider23%
Recruiting/Hr Firm15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Digital Guardian is ranked 4th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 3 reviews while McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is ranked 5th in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 7 reviews. Digital Guardian is rated 7.0, while McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Digital Guardian writes "Great desktop recording, very scalable, and perfect for protecting IP on desktops". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator writes "Great graphical interface, good log events, and a simple setup". Digital Guardian is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Carbon Black CB Defense, whereas McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is most compared with McAfee MVISION ePO, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention and Splunk Phantom. See our Digital Guardian vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator report.

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