Symantec Data Loss Prevention Overview

Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the #1 ranked solution in our list of top Data Loss Prevention tools. It is most often compared to Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention: Symantec Data Loss Prevention vs Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention

What is Symantec Data Loss Prevention?

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

Symantec Data Loss Prevention is also known as Symantec DLP.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention Buyer's Guide

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Symantec Data Loss Prevention Customers

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

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Birzu Alexandru-Adrian
ITSM & AntiFraud Consultant with 51-200 employees
Jun 19, 2017
Data Insight helps clients gain visibility over data usage, ownership and permissions.

Pros and Cons

  • "The Network Monitor component is the most advanced on the market. Combined with the other Network DLP components."
  • "The Symantec DLP solution is very complex, and installation requires many components."

What other advice do I have?

We are a system integration firm, and we also sell McAfee DLP and WebSense DLP (Forcepoint).
Chief Cyber Strategist with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 22, 2017
Detects percentages of interrogate words within documents. Finds leaks of documents and restricted controlled information.

What other advice do I have?

Take the following steps: * Go to monitoring for 90 days. * Start to reduce the allowed events. Start at 100 and reduce by 20 per month. * Communicate any failures. (Allow for application changes, as legacy apps may be guilty of data transfer that is embedded in the architecture/file transfer.)
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Head of Infrastructure at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 17, 2012
Best in class data loss and prevention software, requires tuning for the document classification mechanisms.

What other advice do I have?

Automated monitoring of sensitive data is a much needed feature. However, the machine learning algorithms that wrongly classify documents is a major problem, when it comes to applying security policies based on document categories. A good feature is the blocking of sensitive data copying to removable storage. DLP is specifically targeted for mid and large enterprises.