Symantec Data Loss Prevention Pros and Cons

Symantec Data Loss Prevention Pros

Shayanthan Karunaharan
Engineer - Information Security at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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reviewer1505256
Information Security Engineer at a security firm with 11-50 employees
There's only one policy needed to implement for all channels.
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Head9899
‎Head: Group Legal at Optiflex
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.
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Rahul-Ranjan
System Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the most valuable features is that you can check attachments.
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KIRANNOEL
Principal Consultant at Design Consulting Inc
The synchronize application detection policies have been very good.
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Ahmed Raafat
IT Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The features I like most about this solution is the endpoint modules because it gives us the protection we need.
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reviewer1377756
Manager Cyber Forensic at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.
The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.
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Badrul Hisyam Jamil
Assistant Manager at AmBank Group
We find the product is easy to manage and maintain.
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Sasikumar P
Sr. Manager - IT at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The tool's really working well, and the agents are good.
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Divyang P
Senior Cyber Security Consultant at Infosec Ventures
We are able to contain our confidential data in our environment.
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Symantec Data Loss Prevention Cons

Shayanthan Karunaharan
Engineer - Information Security at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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reviewer1505256
Information Security Engineer at a security firm with 11-50 employees
The solution is not user-friendly.
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Head9899
‎Head: Group Legal at Optiflex
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.
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Learn what your peers think about Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
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Rahul-Ranjan
System Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are finding delayed response if the macOS is updated. They need to make sure their solution is compatible.
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KIRANNOEL
Principal Consultant at Design Consulting Inc
We want a more proactive reporting structure.
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Ahmed Raafat
IT Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I do have a problem with the database.
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reviewer1377756
Manager Cyber Forensic at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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.
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Badrul Hisyam Jamil
Assistant Manager at AmBank Group
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.
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Sasikumar P
Sr. Manager - IT at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Technical support is pathetic.
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Divyang P
Senior Cyber Security Consultant at Infosec Ventures
They could improve the predefined reports because they don't have much information. We would like detailed reports.
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Learn what your peers think about Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
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