Compare McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention

McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is ranked 6th in Data Loss Prevention with 4 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention with 11 reviews. McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.0, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention writes "Good whitelisting and stable on supported OS but doesn't protect against memory attacks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Enables us to create policies to control sensitive company data". McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Cisco AMP for Endpoints, Digital Guardian and Microsoft BitLocker, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention and Digital Guardian. See our McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the ability to control access to USB drives and other external devices.The whitelisting works well.The product provides us with an excellent, dependable solution to recommend to clients for their security needs.The administrative capabilities and the interface make this product accessible and easy to use.

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We work in the banking field. We deploy data loss prevention. Our branch protects our clients' data, credit card numbers, account numbers, and other confidential and sensitive data.We find the product is easy to manage and maintain.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.

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There needs to be support for blocking the sending of files by email because even if you block or remove an external disk, the files are not protected.The solution needs an easier integration in heterogeneous and dynamic environments.The product uses a lot of resources and because of this it is not always a good solution for every situation.The pricing is high for licensing and support and the GUI interface is good but could use updating.

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I would like for the administrator management interface to improve. It's kind of old and slow. Updating it would make this solution better.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.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price is high for this type of product.The pricing seems expensive both for the license and the support.

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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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McAfee Total Protection for Data, McAfee Total Protection for DLP, Total Protection for Data, Intel Security Total Protection for DataSymantec DLP
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Overview
McAfee Total Protection for Data solution suite protects your data using a combination of powerful encryption, access control, and user-behavior monitoring.

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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Kleberg BankHadassah 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 Company34%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company15%
Financial Services Firm11%
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