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Pros
"The features that are the most used by the customers and partners are, at the moment, for GDPR, so obviously data encryption and data reduction. Our customers also like the partitioning option.""The most valuable feature is the data encryption option for columns and tables."

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"The encryption feature is very good.""Their cloud features such as Cloud Endpoint security, ransomware modules, malware, and other modules are very effective.""We can extend it to all of the critical endpoints and the servers, and we can ensure the confidentiality of the data.""The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders.""This product is a solid, all-in-one solution for enterprise data management.""The most valuable feature is that it works in the background so that the end-users are not aware of what is happening on the laptop.""You get updates and other encrypted files easily.""The solution is great for large-scale deployments."

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Cons
"It is really constrained as an environment because you cannot change something that would be useful. It is a very good product because it is very similar to what you have on-premises. Yes, it is constrained, but it is expected because it is a platform as a service so it has to be constrained.""Having a single command to encrypt a table would be an improvement."

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"The agent can be improved on the solution. Right now, we have an Endpoint Protection agent as well as an encryption agent and another for the DLVs and other services. We would prefer a single agent for the entire product.""I think that they should improve the on-premises version to include the manageability and simplicity that is available on the cloud.""If for example, a user forgets the endpoint key, they cannot access their data. We need a support team that is a single point of contact for the IT entity to be trained and to have documentation for troubleshooting and managing the solution.""The program's disk encryption is not very friendly with Microsoft OS updates. We have a problem with updates failing unless we use a time-consuming work-around.""The instability of the company and lack of presence in the Middle East is affecting product use.""I do not find the environment to be very user-friendly.""More features need to be included in the encryption software.""The solution does slow down the device a little bit, once it's installed."

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"They have two solutions for encryption including Symantec Endpoint Encryption and PGP Endpoint Encryption. With one PGP license, you can deploy the two solutions. The PGP license gives you two options.""Depending on how many modules you will use (up to five) the licensing will be more expensive.""The pricing is fair but there is variability in our area that needs to be addressed.""The cost of this solution is a little on the higher side.""The license is not very expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the data encryption option for columns and tables.
Top Answer: Encrypting a single column is straightforward, but encrypting at the table level requires more work and takes longer to complete. Having a single command to encrypt a table would be an improvement.
Top Answer: So far, whatever requirement or needs that we have had, are handled by the database itself. We have not needed to design anything aside from it. Overall, it is a good solution and I can recommend it… more »
Top Answer: I like the management aspect of this solution. You don't want to have end-users tweak or set it themselves, so the fact that you could do it from a central point helped us a lot.
Top Answer: What I didn't find helpful in the version we used is the fact that all devices had to be on the same network for us to push through the encryption. With lockdowns and people working from home nowadays… more »
Ranking
12th
out of 27 in Endpoint Encryption
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Rating
8.0
3rd
out of 27 in Endpoint Encryption
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6,312
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13
Average Words per Review
541
Rating
7.6
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Symantec Drive Encryption
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Overview

Oracle Advanced Security provides data encryption and strong authentication services to the Oracle database, safeguarding sensitive data against unauthorized access from the network and the operating system. It also protects against theft, loss, and improper decommissioning of storage media and database backups.

Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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Sample Customers
IBVI, illycaffe, Scottish water, trueblue, AirAsia
Citrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm40%
Government10%
Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
Construction Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Advanced Security vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
523,372 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Advanced Security is ranked 12th in Endpoint Encryption with 2 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Encryption with 14 reviews. Oracle Advanced Security is rated 8.0, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Advanced Security writes "Has good data encryption and data reduction but the solution is constrained ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Has good messaging features but the hard drive encryption needs to be improved". Oracle Advanced Security is most compared with IBM Guardium Data Protection, Microsoft BitLocker, Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Enterprise and Protegrity Data Security, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint and Seqrite Encryption Manager. See our Oracle Advanced Security vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.

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