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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 encryption feature is very good.""Their cloud features such as Cloud Endpoint security, ransomware modules, malware, and other modules are very effective.""We can extend it to all of the critical endpoints and the servers, and we can ensure the confidentiality of the data.""The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders.""This product is a solid, all-in-one solution for enterprise data management.""The most valuable feature is that it works in the background so that the end-users are not aware of what is happening on the laptop.""You get updates and other encrypted files easily.""The solution is great for large-scale deployments."

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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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"The agent can be improved on the solution. Right now, we have an Endpoint Protection agent as well as an encryption agent and another for the DLVs and other services. We would prefer a single agent for the entire product.""I think that they should improve the on-premises version to include the manageability and simplicity that is available on the cloud.""If for example, a user forgets the endpoint key, they cannot access their data. We need a support team that is a single point of contact for the IT entity to be trained and to have documentation for troubleshooting and managing the solution.""The program's disk encryption is not very friendly with Microsoft OS updates. We have a problem with updates failing unless we use a time-consuming work-around.""The instability of the company and lack of presence in the Middle East is affecting product use.""I do not find the environment to be very user-friendly.""More features need to be included in the encryption software.""The solution does slow down the device a little bit, once it's installed."

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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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"They have two solutions for encryption including Symantec Endpoint Encryption and PGP Endpoint Encryption. With one PGP license, you can deploy the two solutions. The PGP license gives you two options.""Depending on how many modules you will use (up to five) the licensing will be more expensive.""The pricing is fair but there is variability in our area that needs to be addressed.""The cost of this solution is a little on the higher side.""The license is not very expensive."

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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 »
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Symantec Drive Encryption
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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.

Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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Sample Customers
The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
Citrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm40%
Government10%
Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
Construction Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,773 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Digital Guardian is ranked 5th in Endpoint Encryption with 4 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 14 reviews. Digital Guardian is rated 7.0, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 7.6. 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 Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Has good messaging features but the hard drive encryption needs to be improved". Digital Guardian is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Tessian Guardian, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption and Vormetric Data Security Platform. See our Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.

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