Compare Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention

Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention with 7 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention with 9 reviews. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.4, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention writes "Easy to configure and offers good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Enables us to create policies to control sensitive company data". Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian and Trend Micro Data Loss Prevention. See our Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.
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Ahmed Raafat
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After the configuration, it is very stable, and in the last two years, I haven't been faced with many issues or product-related challenges.The fingerprinting technology is the solution's most valuable feature. It's unique to Forcepoint.Another valuable feature is that it provides integration to things like Cloud Access Security Broker, which provides security around cloud applications.The ease of configuration was probably one of its biggest selling points.We don't require a lot of downtime, but when we do then we are getting proper support with no issue.We receive a lot of insights from this product.It has helped us meet CTI requirements. Some employees accidentally shared information and it was able to block that information. That is one of the biggest benefits we have seen from this tool.

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The data matching features are the most valuable due to the easy policy setup and implementation.The most valuable feature of this solution is endpoint security.I'm able to track everyone who is trying to send information outside the environment and to know if they are not supposed to be sending it. I'm also able to see the people who are accessing or maybe try to access the information they are not supposed to be accessing based on their level of classification. It gives me overall control of who has got access to what and at what point. And who can do what with specific information.The features I like most about this solution is the endpoint modules because it gives us the protection we need.They have a feature on the management side called the document indexer. Let's say you have a unique document with many near identical versions, which have one or several values that change, while the rest of the content stays the same. You can collect 50 of those documents and put them into this feature of the Symantec DLP system. It will compress them and create a profile specifically for that document.The product is very stable.The synchronize application detection policies have been very good.We are able to contain our confidential data in our environment.

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The initial setup is a bit complex. You will need help from the peer support team in the configuration.There's zero Forcepoint presence in West Africa. Customers typically like having these things close to them. It would help if they had a presence here. Right now, Forcepoint West Africa has been administered from South Africa. Because of this, customers can't access premium support in our region.I am really impressed by the interface and management console but the requirements are very high and the response time is too slow.I can't push a report by a certain organizational entity or unit without a lot of work. The reporting could be better.There is no support for the Bangla (Bengali) language, so we cannot use the Forcepoint technology for Bangla documents.We want to be able to do data classification better in the product and reduce false positives, especially on data loss prevention.It should integrate better with email.

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The enforce service is difficult to understand, and free courses made available on the internet would be useful.This product is very powerful but it is very complex, so making it simpler to use would be an improvement.In a majority of cases, most of the companies are using DLP for endpoint sessions, where you have a user that might be communicating information outside of the company. However, they forget there are actual interfaces that can directly communicate with either the database or other files within the data center that uses end-to-end encryption. In those cases, you might need things like your DLP to be able to monitor and block some of that. The solution needs to catch information communicated through the data center on the server-side.I do have a problem with the database.That fine tuning has to be done for the customer as well as the vendor. So if I take Symantec DLP, we have to have some final fine tuning but we may need some time developing this depending on the customer. This is an area where something can be done to improve the product.Virtualization is not currently supported.We want a more proactive reporting structure.They could improve the predefined reports because they don't have much information. We would like detailed reports.

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The pricing and licensing fees could be improved.The pricing and licensing are okay.It's not the cheapest solution but it's not the most expensive. It's a good price for a good product.

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In terms of pricing, Symantec DLP works with Oracle Database. Oracle Database licensing is much more expensive than other databases. That might be a drawback for customers. The pricing is on a yearly subscription basis.We are happy with the pricing and licencing.The pricing is competitive and not pricey. We also receive corporate discounts.The pricing and licensing are based on per user endpoints.From what I know the pricing is good, it's not too expensive. If you negotiate you can get a good price.

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Also Known As
Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint Data Security Suite, Websense Data Security SuiteSymantec DLP
Forcepoint DLP addresses human-centric risk with visibility and control everywhere your people work and everywhere your data resides. Security teams apply user-risk scoring to focus on the events that matter most and to accelerate compliance with global data regulations.

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
Alphawest, Betsson, Cellcom Israel Ltd., Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Confartigianato Vicenza, EverBank, Finansbank, iGATE, Landa Digital Printing, Northern California Bank, Reliance Capital, Remosa, Toyota, Scavolini, Zim Integrated Shipping ServicesHadassah 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
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Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm13%
Media Company10%
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