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Pros
"The auto-labeling feature is definitely the most valuable feature. It goes in and labels the documents for you in different repositories. It covers the Outlook and Exchange repositories along with SharePoint and OneDrive. It is really helpful in those areas."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is endpoint security.""The data matching features are the most valuable due to the easy policy setup and implementation.""We find the product is easy to manage and maintain.""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.""The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.""The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.""The tool's really working well, and the agents are good.""There's only one policy needed to implement for all channels."

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"There is a lot of ambiguity when you are setting up labels, such as sensitive information labels. It is a little daunting at first if you don't have prior knowledge, and there is a little bit of a learning curve for setting up the labels. Some of the setup wizards could be more helpful from an AI perspective. They can streamline the setup through more AI technologies so that you don't have to jump through so many hoops and different menus and dropdowns. It would be useful to have a setup wizard that is more hands-off and engaging for setting up the information type labels. If you tell them this is what we're trying to protect, it should basically start to lead you down that path of best practices. Such a feature would be great."

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"This product is very powerful but it is very complex, so making it simpler to use would be an improvement.""The enforce service is difficult to understand, and free courses made available on the internet would be useful.""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.""I would like for the administrator management interface to improve. It's kind of old and slow. Updating it would make this solution better.""There are some features that are not available which are required by every data loss prevention solution.""It is very difficult to log in to create a support ticket because no one is available to support our queries.""Technical support is pathetic.""The solution is not user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is a part of our Microsoft licensing. We pay for a yearly renewal. Its price is reasonable for the size of the organization we are. It is fairly competitive, and you get what you pay for. We have an E5 license, and a part of understanding the E5 license is to see what all you get with it. If you really look at it from that standpoint, you get a lot of value. You have Defender and all its security features in there as well. Their licensing is fairly flexible. They have different programs. We've seen ones where you could pay for up to three to five years in advance. There is also a monthly pay-as-you-go type of deal, but we're doing a yearly renewal and fixing the budget."

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"Pricing is reasonable.""The pricing is reasonable.""The price is competitive.""The price of the solution is expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The auto-labeling feature is definitely the most valuable feature. It goes in and labels the documents for you in different repositories. It covers the Outlook and Exchange repositories along with… more »
Top Answer: It is a part of our Microsoft licensing. We pay for a yearly renewal. Its price is reasonable for the size of the organization we are. It is fairly competitive, and you get what you pay for. We have… more »
Top Answer: There is a lot of ambiguity when you are setting up labels, such as sensitive information labels. It is a little daunting at first if you don't have prior knowledge, and there is a little bit of a… more »
Top Answer: I have found the most valuable feature to be partial enlisting.
Top Answer: 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.
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Also Known As
Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, MS Endpoint DLP, Microsoft Endpoint DLP
Symantec DLP
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Overview

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

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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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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Insurance Company25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Non Tech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise41%
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Microsoft Data Loss Prevention is ranked 7th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 1 review while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 14 reviews. Microsoft Data Loss Prevention is rated 9.0, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Data Loss Prevention writes "Definitely the best in class with great stability, competitive price, support for different repositories, and very useful auto-labeling feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Great Data Loss Prevention technology with impressive granularity and good stability". Microsoft Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian and ESET Safetica, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, Endpoint Protector and Zscaler Cloud DLP.

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