Symantec Data Loss Prevention Valuable Features

Associate at a tech company with 51-200 employees

The solution is very good at fingerprinting the documents. This means, basically if a user tries to modify the data or change the file extensions, the system will recognize this action. It will offer the DLP images, so it will fingerprint the data. If a user is trying to modify data, they're trying to change the extension to whatever data, it will tune in on the IP, based on the indexing. 

There are a lot of features. We can modify only particular agent configurations. 

A new feature I've seen is a device block, which is very interesting. Previously, we used to create a policy for blocking certain data, which was transferred from our local machine to the mobile media. Now, we found that there'll be one more option called agent configuration device control. Under the device control, there'll be a block device connections option. It will alert us that a USP has been blocked. 

The solution offers very good virtual machine learning. The ML will capture information based on certain policies. We haven't used it yet. We're still learning about it.

The solution offers good data classifications. What we used to do, is we used to create one template and we used to sit with different project team members. We'd collect the information from the project managers, on the management side. We'd put the information into one Excel sheet and collect the information from that. Now, we're using that to review one data classification tool. What it will do now is, whenever you're working in the document, is it will ask you to determine the data. It will ask that if it is internal or confidential.  

We can integrate with some other tools such as Splunk, which is very useful.

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Information Security Engineer at a security firm with 11-50 employees

There's only one policy needed to implement for all channels. That's a good point for Symantec. To have one policy for all channels has been great. You don't have a user workload. You can manage everything through a single policy.

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‎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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Senior IT Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The exfiltration capabilities are great. You can put all of these rules in the product to detect the patterns and text. You can build the rules to detect credit cards and personal information, for example. 

Technical support, by and large, is very helpful.

In general, it's a solid, dependable product.

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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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Manager Cyber Forensic at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

The dashboard, management section, and reporting are good.

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Assistant Manager at AmBank Group

The solution is very easy to use.

We find the product is easy to manage and maintain.

Their dashboard is very good. It allows us to see everything on the system and provides a good overview.

Overall, it's a very good product.

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Sr. Manager - IT at a tech company with 10,001+ employees

I like the software as a whole. It's a good one. The tool's really working well, and the agents are good. It's not heavy, and it's working fine with the clients.

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Private Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is endpoint security.

The network discovery is very helpful.

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Cyber Security Engineer at quadra

The data matching features are the most valuable due to the easy policy setup and implementation.

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