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2019-02-24T10:18:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Symantec Data Loss Prevention?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symantec Data Loss Prevention, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Symantec Data Loss Prevention a nine out of ten.

2021-09-28T07:53:08Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend this solution to others if it fits their companies requirements. I would advise those dealing with critical sensitive information to use Symantec, such as in the health care industry. If the data is not as sensitive, I would recommend Microsoft. I rate Symantec Data Loss Prevention an eight out of ten.

2021-08-18T14:33:47Z
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Top 5Real User

I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-07-23T16:35:10Z
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Top 5Real User

We are implementors. As of now, in my current company, I was designed to DLP around seven months back. My previous company is a service-based company. Normally we will connect with other partners. Usually, we are service providers, so we'll take the project from Symantec and we will implement the approach for our business partners. Then we'll go directly to the onset location and we'll stay there and we'll do the implementation and we'll create a policy, as per the requirements. We'll do the handout documents to the management team, and we'll relocate them to the local engineers. These kinds of activities I've done. For around four years, I've continuously been doing this DLP and encryption. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it at a ten out of ten.

2021-04-05T23:46:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this product to other organizations, however, I would warn them it's difficult to maintain due to its architecture.

2021-02-16T10:34:55Z
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Top 10Real User

Unfortunately, I can't recommend Symantec DLP to potential users. This is because the support isn't good. So in that aspect, unfortunately, I cannot recommend Symantec. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Symantec DLP a three.

2021-02-01T14:38:20Z
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Top 20Real User

Technical support is very poor. I am frustrated and irritated by the issue, so it is difficult to offer advice or recommend this solution. If someone would ask me if they should implement this solution, I would have to say no, only because of the support issue. It is a very big concern. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

2020-07-05T09:38:10Z
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Top 20Consultant

I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because there are certain things that need improvement. My advice to someone considering this solution is to look at your needs. Try a few products because there are some features that exist in other solutions like Forcepoint that do not exist in Palo Alto. You should choose a solution based on your needs. I would recommend Symantec depending on the needs of the clients, but for me, Symantec is the best on the market.

2020-04-06T08:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer. We aren't a Symantec partner or reseller. We recently upgraded to version 15. We like the solution. Currently, there are no plans to switch to a different product. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. I'd rate it eight out of ten overall.

2020-03-09T08:07:58Z
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Top 20MSP

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
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Real User

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others that the solution does need careful planning before attempting an implementation. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend others to read the manual carefully before they start implementing it because it explains every small detail on how it works. I will rate it a nine out of ten.

2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

My advice is that the DLP solution is the emerging platform in the world at the moment. First, we had to get some idea on how data works at the customers: data in motion, data in rest, data traveling, etc. Typically data travels through emails from the endpoint by USB, email and CD writing it to a CD or copying it to a network share or from a network share. Those are what you need to know before starting the day of implementation. How this data travels inside and outside the environment. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten, because they are a leader, competing with some other vendors, providing updates, releasing new versions, and providing technical improvements on their side. I would say it's fine.

2019-05-07T23:26:00Z
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Consultant

We plan to increase our usage of this type of product since our clientele is increasing in numbers.

2019-02-26T08:25:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

Determine what data you want to protect before implementing this solution.

2019-02-25T08:45:00Z
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Real User

We have around 1,500 users in HR, admin, the finance department, and IT. For maintenance of the solution we have two people. It's covering all users at the moment so there are no plans to increase usage. I rate the solution at eight out of ten. It is fulfilling our requirements.

2019-02-25T08:45:00Z
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Real User

We are actively looking for a product that handles virtualization easily and efficiently. We would like to see support for virtual environments. I would rate this product an eight out of ten.

2019-02-24T10:18:00Z
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