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"There are a lot of features, but the main feature is that I can use a device serial number to unlock any particular machine or for all machines. If I have a phone, like a Samsung phone, I can whitelist that specific phone for full access wherever it is plugged into any of our devices. This is the same with a USB, because most USBs come in bulk and have the same serial number. I can then whitelist that particular USB to be read-write with full access.""The interface is pretty user-friendly, neatly explained, and simple to use.""The device control is a big deal for us because we can actually lock out removable drives and different types of hardware. It allows us to have better control over what end-users plug into their computers, and we can have deny lists and tighten our security posture.""It is fantastic in terms of the granularity of the policies. It has many built-in policies, and we can add or create more policies as well. It is perfect, and it gives us more options. We have some users who go outside and then come inside. With EPP, we can even control those users who are outside. If they need to access the media that we are using right now, we can provide OTP messages so that they can access the media even when they are outside of their organization. With our previous solution, we were facing some issues in doing this.""The software is easy to use and the dashboard is intuitive.""The most valuable features are Device Control, Content-Aware Protection, Enforced Encryption, and eDiscovery.""The most valuable feature is device control.""The search for keywords is very important in our security operations because one of the key use cases we had was for the ability to search keyword-based on an internal database of keywords that have been submitted by other project managers within the company that's around intellectual property. The ability to search on keywords was part of that."

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"The tool's really working well, and the agents are good.""I have found the most valuable feature to be partial enlisting.""The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.""The exfiltration capabilities are great. You can put all of these rules in the product to detect the patterns and text.""The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.""We find the product is easy to manage and maintain.""There's only one policy needed to implement for all channels.""Good end point encryption and data loss prevention."

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"In Linux a user can remove a getent anytime. There is no control there on the file structure in Linux. So if this solution could give us information on what users removed in the dashboard, it would help us.""The policy engine could use a bit of work. They're definitely going in the right direction. We've been working with them over the last few weeks to try and optimize that. But it's reasonably clear that they're just not putting as much effort into the policy engine as into other things, like content discovery.""If CoSoSys comes up with a suite of Host DLP, along with Network DLP and SaaS DLP, it will cover all of the aspects of a DLP solution.""We are currently facing an issue where it is blocking the Winman software, which is something that we don't want to happen because we use it in our accounts department to pay taxes.""I would like to see an alert feature that when a system is started, it checks to make sure that the client has the most up-to-date policies.""It would be helpful if they offered discounted pricing for long-term contracts to serve customers who are interested in committing for periods of three years, five years, or longer.""Customization could be a lot better.""I have faced issues which shouldn't be related to this product. This product is purely a DLP, so it should only protect my data. I don't know what is happening with their agent or what is happening with the software, but it messes up my endpoint. For example, people are facing bandwidth issues. Before I deployed this on an endpoint, people were getting internet speeds of 40 or 50 Mbps. After deploying it, that would come down to 10 Mbps. And if I uninstalled the agent, it would go back to 50 Mbps."

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"I would like to see an improved interface, with better documentation and integration with other products.""The one downside for Symantec is that, due to its transition from Symantec to Broadcom, there's been a lot of changes. I am based in the Philippines and we don't have a contact person locally for any Symantec.""The policies need to be improved.""We're not sure if there was an issue or a bug on the system recently because as of right now if someone sends out a compressed encrypted file, the DLP won't scan it.""Symantec could improve by being more creative and simplifying the functions. Additionally, the data protection should be bundled with data classification and labeling instead of them being separate.""The solution is not user-friendly.""Technical support is pathetic.""It is very difficult to log in to create a support ticket because no one is available to support our queries."

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"When I last renewed the license it was for a two-year term, and they gave me the second year at half price.""It has a fair price. They just changed recently from perpetual licensing. When I bought it, I bought it on perpetual license, then they changed the whole company policy to go to subscription. It was a bit of a shock to us because we haven't upgraded it that many times. However, after speaking to CoSoSys directly, they gave us a very good renewal price.""This is a budget-friendly solution that covers all the aspects of host-level DLP.""We have a limited budget for our media section. When we purchased it last year, we migrated from a different solution to this solution, and at that time, they told us that the cost will remain the same, but this year, they increased the price by 20% or something like that. I am not sure about the exact price, but let's say from 8,000, it increased to 10,000. It was a huge gap, and we couldn't bear this cost because we have a limited budget. When we spoke to them, they understood our problem and reduced it to the same price that we had last year.""Pricing is quite reasonable. For smaller organizations, it lets them get into the product domain, whereas a lot of vendors won't even talk to them. CoSoSys is just about at that sweet spot of being serious enough that you have to budget for it, but at the same time, affordable enough that the value is well worth it.""I don't have any issue with the licensing and pricing. I would love for it to be cheaper, but at the same time I'm getting a lot from it.""The price of Endpoint Protector by CoSoSys is more or less the same as other competing solutions.""For what it's doing, the cost is somewhat high for us, but it's the cost of doing business with the clients that we have."

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"The solution should be less expensive to allow more people the opportunity to use it. Some of their competitors are less expensive. There is a license required to use the solution and we purchased an annual license.""Pricing is reasonable.""The price is competitive.""The price of the solution is expensive.""The pricing is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The search for keywords is very important in our security operations because one of the key use cases we had was for the ability to search keyword-based on an internal database of keywords that have… more »
Top Answer: When I last renewed the license it was for a two-year term, and they gave me the second year at half price. It was a very nice gesture. Normally, I renew my license annually and I was happy to get a… more »
Top Answer: Endpoint Protector provides a single platform to support Windows, macOS, and Linux devices. There is some improvement that is needed there. The policies must be created per OS and in a large… more »
Top Answer: Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the number one product in its field. It does its job well and it has all the necessary features. It is definitely better than any other solution on the market.
Top Answer: The solution should be less expensive to allow more people the opportunity to use it. Some of their competitors are less expensive. There is a license required to use the solution and we purchased an… more »
Top Answer: There should be more information about the features of the solution and what they do. This way we would be able to use all the features that are available.
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Symantec DLP
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Content Aware Protection
Scanning data in motion
Monitor, control and block file transfers. Detailed control through both content and context inspection.

Device Control
USB & peripheral port control
Lockdown, monitor and manage devices. Granular control based on Vendor ID, Product ID, Serial Number and more.

Enforced Encryption
Automatic USB encryption
Encrypt, manage and secure USB storage devices by safeguarding data in transit. Password-based, easy to use and very efficient.

Scanning data at rest
Discover, encrypt and delete sensitive data. Detailed content and context inspection through manual or automatic scans

Keeping sensitive corporate information safe and compliant has never been easy. But today, you’re faced with a totally new set of data protection challenges. Sensitive information is leaving the safety of your corporate network as more employees share files over consumer cloud storage services and access those files on their own mobile devices. The number of targeted cyber attacks continues to grow, as cybercriminals develop effective new methods for defeating traditional security measures and stealing corporate information. And as all of these factors converge, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage corporate information and protect it against loss and theft. 

Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) provides a comprehensive approach to information protection that embraces today’s cloud- and mobile-centered realities. With DLP, you can:

• Discover where data is stored across all of your cloud, mobile, network, endpoint, and storage systems

• Monitor how data is being used, whether your employees are on or off the network

• Protect data from being leaked or stolen—no matter where it’s stored or how it’s used

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Sample Customers
Samsung, Toyota, Philips, Zeppelin, Western Union, eBay
Hadassah University Hospital, Her Majestys Government (HMG), United Kingdom, Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Pvt Ltd., Hua Nan Bank, Hyundai Department Store Group,JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, Lake Health, McCann Erickson Israel, Molina Healthcare Inc., PGi, Quilvest Switzerland Limited, State of Nevada Public Employees Benefits Program, Symantec Corporation (Enterprise Security), The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (DLP), The Saudi Industrial Property Authority, TSO cloud, Visa, Yunnan Power Grid Company
Top Industries
Aerospace/Defense Firm20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm20%
Marketing Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider84%
Computer Software Company8%
Manufacturing Company1%
Energy/Utilities Company1%
Financial Services Firm22%
Insurance Company22%
Comms Service Provider11%
Non Tech Company11%
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise19%
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise41%
Find out what your peers are saying about Endpoint Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Endpoint Protector is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 16 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 14 reviews. Endpoint Protector is rated 8.4, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Endpoint Protector writes "Enables us to search for keywords, a process which is a critical part of our security operations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Great Data Loss Prevention technology with impressive granularity and good stability". Endpoint Protector is most compared with ESET Safetica, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Zscaler Cloud DLP and Digital Guardian, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention and Zscaler Cloud DLP. See our Endpoint Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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