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"The technical support is really terrific.""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 most valuable feature is the TPM (Trusted Platform Module), which makes the PC security stronger because somebody who is not from the team cannot access the PC without the decryption PIN.""It is easy to use. It is usually easy to recover someone's privacy. The manageability is much easier than McAfee. I think that Microsoft is a leader in this area. We are in the Microsoft school so our judgment of McAfee will be a little bit unfair as we recommend Microsoft all the time because of the easy manageability and support. I think that McAfee is designed for a different customer and every time we open a ticket with their support, it takes a very, very long time. The main difference is just the manageability and support. In terms of the solution itself or the functionality, I know that McAfee is very strong, but manageability and support, for us, is much more important. It's strengthens the solution for us.""The most valuable feature is the simplicity and integration with the Microsoft Clouds platform.""There's a lot of manageability within the solution. This is very helpful.""We have not seen any bugs or glitches, so the stability is good.""The solution works the way it's supposed to - stability and scalability are fine.""The most important aspect of this solution is that if your laptop gets stolen, the information is encrypted.""The ease of use is the most valuable feature. The ability to import data to build your frontend on top of the data is very simple and very useable."

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Cons
"I would like to see the workflow, to get all the rules and policies set up, be less complicated.""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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"If the encryption was faster then it would make the experience more pleasant.""If integration with Active Directory are not mandatory for him, I think that there are many other solutions in the market that equal or are much stronger than Microsoft.""I would like to be able to encrypt our cloud tenancy.""The solution should offer encryption for other items such as shared folders, removable media, etc.""The people at the first level of support refer you to articles that do not pertain to the problem at hand.""Lacks a portal that can be managed rather than just existing.""I would recommend BitLocker only because of the economic side, not the technical side. If the features were included in the already existing licenses I would use it. If not, I would recommend other products.""The visualization could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"This solution is included with Microsoft Server and my clients did not have to pay for anything extra.""It's not about pricing, because we are working with Enterprise companies that already have Windows Enterprise, so BitLocker comes already included as a Windows feature. It's free for Enterprise users. The price is only for deployment. The customer will pay for McAfee, however.""The cost of this solution is bundled in with part of the subscription for the Microsoft Cloud. We have users subscribed to Enterprise E5 and it comes with E5""The price of this solution should be more competitive.""BitLocker is included in our license and doesn't cost us anything extra.""It is free. It is enabled as part of the operating system. Once you have an operating system license, you're licensed for Bitlocker."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: For the price in the market, it is a little bit higher than Symantec and Forcepoint. However, I believe, especially in the manufacturing industry, it is the only solution that makes sense for them. If… more »
Top Answer: We're a distributor of the solution. I personally handle pre-sales. Some web upload actions need to be improved due to the fact that DG is a very strong technology on the endpoint. For the network DLP… more »
Top Answer: It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.
Top Answer: The solution is completely free and available through Windows 10. We are not paying any licensing fees to use it.
Top Answer: I was looking for a better solution. It's my understanding that if you're just to generate that endpoint encryption and you just run it normally, it may not give you the actual protection you need as… more »
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Overview

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.

BitLocker is Microsoft's full disk encryption solution, which protects all of your data from theft, hacking or loss. BitLocker does this by encrypting the entire drive that hosts your Windows operating system and all your data.

BitLocker is available for all devices, including portable storage devices (such as external hard drives and USB flash drives). These portable devices are supported by a feature called BitLocker To Go, which is included in Windows 7 and 8, and in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. In Windows XP, encrypted devices can be read, but not written to, using the BitLocker To Go Reader program.

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Sample Customers
The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company20%
Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm20%
Logistics Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. Microsoft BitLocker and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
510,204 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Digital Guardian is ranked 5th in Endpoint Encryption with 4 reviews while Microsoft BitLocker is ranked 1st in Endpoint Encryption with 12 reviews. Digital Guardian is rated 7.0, while Microsoft BitLocker is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Digital Guardian writes "The classification engine enables you to set up inspection rules to determine whether data has PII". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BitLocker writes "A cost-effective solution to protect data from physical theft, but the encryption process is slow". Digital Guardian is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, CrowdStrike Falcon, Carbon Black CB Defense and McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention, whereas Microsoft BitLocker is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Encryption, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption and Sophos SafeGuard. See our Digital Guardian vs. Microsoft BitLocker report.

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