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Code42 Next-Gen DLP vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Code42 Next-Gen DLP vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"The solution is very stable. Very rarely do we have any issues with it. We don't have to deal with bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. We find it to be reliable.""There are a couple of things. One of them is that they have what they call Incydr. Their detection and response solution to the insider threat area is called Incydr. That gives visibility to the clients that have widely dispersed employee bases due to work from home, or that had a dispersed workforce predating any of the work from home requirements. Even though they might not be inside the organization physically, they're inside the organization. It allows us to get some visibility into what people are doing, what the context is, and how to control what might be the potential for intellectual property theft or file exposure.""Code42 Next-Gen DLP is scalable."

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"The tool's really working well, and the agents are good.""Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the number one product in its field. It does its job well and it has all the necessary features. It is definitely better than any other solution on the market.""Good end point encryption and data loss prevention.""Technical support is very professional and responsive.""The most valuable features of Symantec Data Loss Prevention are endpoint security, endpoint agent, and DLP. Additionally, we have been satisfied with the policies.""There's only one policy needed to implement for all channels.""I have found the most valuable feature to be partial enlisting.""We can integrate with some other tools such as Splunk, which is very useful."

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"In a couple of instances, we had a little bit of trouble in getting it distributed throughout the organization. We ultimately managed to do it, but they talk about it being a pretty simple process, and it became a little laborious. It would just turn away. The agents were not being distributed. It was just churning and churning and churning. When we were looking for specific categories of data, it was getting bogged down, but that was not even so much Code42, although some of it was their issue.""What I think could be improved is how I get support.""There doesn't seem to be any feature that is lacking."

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"It is very difficult to log in to create a support ticket because no one is available to support our queries.""In the object capture recognition, which we implemented recently, there are a lot of false positives that have been happening.""There should be more documentation with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. We had trouble with the first few deployments.""The database is a problem for us, as it's running on Oracle and not everybody likes that.""The solution is not user-friendly.""What could be improved in Symantec Data Loss Prevention is its security. It should be more secure.""There should be more information about the features of the solution and what they do. This way we would be able to use all the features that are available.""Symantec could improve by being more creative and simplifying the functions. Additionally, the data protection should be bundled with data classification and labeling instead of them being separate."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is reasonable. It's my understanding that the cost is about $7 for unlimited storage in the cloud per server."
  • "It was expensive. It was more expensive than Eureka, and it was more expensive than Barracuda Backup, but what we got was a full team. They didn't come in and nickel and dime us. They provided the assistance we needed. They didn't say that they need to charge us for something or it is going to take another statement of work. It was all bundled into it... We pay for the software maintenance. It is probably 18% or 20% of the license fee for rev releases."
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  • "Pricing is reasonable."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "The price is competitive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "The solution should be less expensive to allow more people the opportunity to use it. Some of their competitors are less expensive. There is a license required to use the solution and we purchased an annual license."
  • "The price of Symantec Data Loss Prevention could be reduced."
  • "There is an annual license required to use this solution."
  • "Support is a little costly, but you get what you pay for."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is very stable. Very rarely do we have any issues with it. We don't have to deal with bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. We find it to be reliable.
    Top Answer:There doesn't seem to be any feature that is lacking.
    Top Answer:We primarily use the solution as a backup.
    Top Answer:DLP's most valuable feature is that it's more granular in terms of creating block-based policies, which gives you more options to create policies in a filtered way.
    Top Answer:There is an annual license required to use this solution.
    Top Answer:DLP could be improved by implementing a cloud-based console. The implementation and installation process could also be made less complicated.
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    Also Known As
    Code42 Next-Gen Data Loss Protection, Code42 Forensic File Search, Code42 Backup + Restore
    Symantec DLP
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    Code42, a leading provider of information security solutions, secures the ideas of more than 50,000 organizations worldwide, including the most recognized brands in business and education. Because Code42 collects and indexes every version of every file, the company offers security, legal and IT teams total visibility and recovery of data--wherever it lives and moves. With real-time alerts and forensics, these teams can easily detect, investigate, and rapidly recover from any data incident, such as ransomware, lost of stolen devices, and insider threats. Supported by a global state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure, the Code42 platform safeguards hundreds of petabytes of data and helps organizations comply with evolving regulatory environments. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity, NEA, and Split Rock Partners. For more information, visit

    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

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    Sample Customers
    Adobe, Okta, Samsung, Taylormade, Boston University, Lending Club, North Highland, Stanford University, Ping Identity, Qualcomm, Pandora.
    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
    Top Industries
    Healthcare Company11%
    Non Profit8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Insurance Company23%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise32%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Code42 Next-Gen DLP vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Code42 Next-Gen DLP vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Code42 Next-Gen DLP is ranked 6th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 3 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 17 reviews. Code42 Next-Gen DLP is rated 9.6, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Code42 Next-Gen DLP writes "Provides comprehensive visibility and protection, helps in identifying the gaps in security, and comes with excellent onboarding support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Great Data Loss Prevention technology with impressive granularity and good stability". Code42 Next-Gen DLP is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Carbon Black CB Defense, Darktrace and Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Endpoint Protector, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention and Amazon Macie. See our Code42 Next-Gen DLP vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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