Compare McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is ranked 4th in Data Loss Prevention with 7 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention with 9 reviews. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is rated 8.6, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator writes "Configure and deploy everything from a single web-based interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Enables us to create policies to control sensitive company data". McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is most compared with Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention and Digital Guardian, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian and Trend Micro Data Loss Prevention. See our McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.
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The central manager policy means we have almost all client modules in one solution.The most valuable features of this solution are the antivirus and the DLP.I really like the auditing component because it really looks at exactly what has happened on the network.If you set it up right, it can really manage a very complex environment which require fine tuning where there are a lot of exceptions. That's what it caters to. It can just do those specifics in those exceptional situations, which is good.McAfee is helping us to clean all of the viruses from the machines, protecting our desktops from the latest threats.We implemented data transfer protection, which allows transfer in one direction only. Users can copy from the PC to the USB but not from the USB to the PC. That way, if someone is carrying a virus on a USB, it will not be transferred to the PC.Their support is really good. I would rate it a nine out of ten. I have never any issues with their support. They always reply and follow our queries on time.

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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 detection aspect should be improved so that signatures are updated more quickly.The Virtual Patching feature needs to be improved.They have to do something to make the solution more resilient or recoverable from power failure events, which may include creating their own database.While there are bugs and a few functionality issues, it is just a matter of raising them with the support team. However, support is part of the problem as well. You want everything to be seamless in a perfect world, but the support is spread across different countries. They have Level 1, 2, and 3. Level 1 is most likely in a developing country. They don't provide the best service.McAfee should improve in terms of customer support and assigning a knowledgeable TAM to customers.It's a little bit complex to configure it, but when you start using it, it is much easier. There are many policies that you need to create, and in three or four placesThere are some issues relating to the automation of reports. That's why I wanted the DLP reports. There are some problems in this area. Sometimes it does not work even though all the configuration words are right. There are also some problems with automatic updates.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
This solution is priced in the mid-range.McAfee tries to package different things into different products, then sell them as different products with different licenses. They just split everything up into multiple things. That's just their sales pitch and how they do it.Compared to other Antivirus products, the cost of this solution is a bit high.

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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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ePolicy Orchestrator, Intel Security ePolicy OrchestratorSymantec DLP
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Overview
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.

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
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 EdelstahlwerkeHadassah 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%
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Media Company9%
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