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We performed a comparison between CoSoSys Endpoint Protector and Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"I like the data protection feature. Our users were working on a client's CRM application with a lot of client-related EIA information. We did not want the users to be able to send any of this data outside. I also like its ability to protect against data leaks via emails and social media. I like that you can deploy it quickly, and it requires no training.""One unique feature is drive encryption. We have portable devices, and they have a password vault. If you transfer any data to your device, you can use the password vault to protect it.""The role-based access features for the teams that administer it is good.""The product is forward-looking, in my opinion, which is a requirement nowadays.""Endpoint Protector's best features are its protection and user-friendliness.""There are a lot of features, but the main feature is that I can use a device serial number to unlock any particular machine or for all machines. If I have a phone, like a Samsung phone, I can whitelist that specific phone for full access wherever it is plugged into any of our devices. This is the same with a USB, because most USBs come in bulk and have the same serial number. I can then whitelist that particular USB to be read-write with full access.""We like that content-aware and device controls can easily be managed. They're not complicated. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand them.""The product's most valuable feature is its ability to support Linux operating systems."

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"The most useful features of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention are the transfer through Bluetooth can be blocked and the transfer to the cloud-based storage can be blocked. The features are wonderful.""One of the most valuable features is being able to see file movement, where files are going. Every week we review the files. It can identify software codes, so we code files and we know where they're going and who's doing what. It gives us visibility.""The solution is easy to manage.""Our organization's intellectual property is not misused or extracted without permission.""Another valuable feature is that it provides integration to things like Cloud Access Security Broker, which provides security around cloud applications.""The GUI is very intuitive. That is the way I would explain its ease of use. It is straightforward.""The most valuable feature is security.""The workflow remediation is quite good. That is a key feature because of which it has the upper hand over other DLP solutions."

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Cons
"CoSoSys Endpoint Protector's network-level DLP and integration with mail servers need improvement.""The reports and analysis could be improved. There could be a little more data, and the logs could be a little more granular, but it's nothing major. It does what it needs to do, and it's fine.""It needs to improve in terms of policy customization.""It would be helpful if they offered discounted pricing for long-term contracts to serve customers who are interested in committing for periods of three years, five years, or longer.""We are using it to only apply media restrictions. When we are installing a new agent, we have to install EPP manually on a device. It would be great if the installations can be done from the server instead of me going to each PC or device to implement EPP or using a policy. They should have some sort of system so that a domain admin can install EPP on all PCs from a central manager.""Endpoint Protector would be improved with more DLP templates.""We are currently facing an issue where it is blocking the Winman software, which is something that we don't want to happen because we use it in our accounts department to pay taxes.""There are times when the server needs to be updated, and it would help if I got a notification for when the newest version comes out, because at the moment, I'm going in every now and then and checking. Sometimes it comes out and I didn't know it had come out."

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"I would like to see the product extended into the cloud as a single solution.""The setup is complex and has room for improvement.""In terms of display, the support and the Mac platform requires a lot of improvement.""An area for improvement for Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is its price. It would be good if they could offer better pricing.""Their discovery or the way they discover the data at risk can also be improved. There are many database servers that are not supported by Forcepoint.""It would be better if we could easily integrate with other products. Suppose I want to integrate this DLP with some other CASB solutions or a firewall solution. In that case, it takes a considerable amount of time because Forcepoint DLP doesn't come with a legacy firewall or CASB solutions to integrate with it. We need to do it separately. It's not improvised for different sectors, and I need to look for other solutions. I'm investing a lot of time researching and implementing other solutions for other areas. That is one point where I can't feel satisfied with this Forcepoint DLP. The only problem we have faced is that it consumes most of the CPU whenever a Forcepoint DLP is deployed on an endpoint. This is when users feel some lag in their machine's performance or their Internet performance. That's when we uninstall and try to reinstall, or we'll give a cloud link to which it gets access. We use Forcepoint DLP for endpoint protection, not for email or cloud. For email and drive, we went with the Google DLP. Forcepoint DLP isn't as efficient on drive or chat, or email. For that, we have some specialized solutions, but it would be better to have a single console where you can control all these areas. It would be pretty easy for a consumer who is going to use this product. All in one shot, you can try to track it and enforce your policies on a single dashboard. That is one point currently lacking in Forcepoint, and I feel they need to work on it. In the next release, I would like to use this DLP across different solutions like network, firewall, email, or chat with a consolidated dashboard and with integration facilities with other solutions. Security should work as a whole. It shouldn't work individually in blocks. It does not serve our purpose. It should be integrated with multiple solutions. For that, it should have enough intelligence to work with other tools. I'm looking forward to seeing that kind of capability with Forcepoint.""With respect to the discovery component, the reports are very hard to interpret because they come out in an illogical format.""One area that could be improved is the support. The current support is not very good. Because they don't come on time when a customer really needs it, they take a lot of time to troubleshoot anything."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is a budget-friendly solution that covers all the aspects of host-level DLP."
  • "The price of Endpoint Protector by CoSoSys is more or less the same as other competing solutions."
  • "It has a fair price. They just changed recently from perpetual licensing. When I bought it, I bought it on perpetual license, then they changed the whole company policy to go to subscription. It was a bit of a shock to us because we haven't upgraded it that many times. However, after speaking to CoSoSys directly, they gave us a very good renewal price."
  • "I don't have any issue with the licensing and pricing. I would love for it to be cheaper, but at the same time I'm getting a lot from it."
  • "[The pricing] is reasonable compared to what's out there."
  • "Pricing is quite reasonable. For smaller organizations, it lets them get into the product domain, whereas a lot of vendors won't even talk to them. CoSoSys is just about at that sweet spot of being serious enough that you have to budget for it, but at the same time, affordable enough that the value is well worth it."
  • "The minimum number of licenses they sell is 50 or 150 users."
  • "For what it's doing, the cost is somewhat high for us, but it's the cost of doing business with the clients that we have."
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  • "It's not the cheapest solution but it's not the most expensive. It's a good price for a good product."
  • "The pricing and licensing are okay."
  • "The pricing and licensing fees could be improved."
  • "I prefer Forceoint because it is cheaper than Symantec."
  • "The cost for the product for our use is less than $10 per user."
  • "Forcepoint DLP is a bit expensive."
  • "One feature that I'm getting ready to take advantage of more is the ability to add more data crawlers to the DLP on-prem environment, without any extra Forcepoint costs or licensing needed for that additional data server. That will help in reducing the stress on the data server that we're using now."
  • "Its pricing is quite low considering the features they are offering. As compared to other solutions, it is reasonable. They do have professional support. If we need professional support, then there will be additional costs."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Its robust security audit and compliance functionalities prove especially beneficial for businesses in sectors like BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) and Information Technology.
    Top Answer:The only aspect that prevents it from being a perfect solution is the occasional slower response time.
    Top Answer:The technical support for the solution is very good.
    Top Answer:The product has mid-range pricing, which is worth the money.
    Top Answer:Some of our company's customers who want the tool to deal with some of their use cases are macOS users. When it comes to the area of USB control, macOS takes five to ten seconds, meaning there are… more »
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    Also Known As
    Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint Data Security Suite, Websense Data Security Suite
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    Overview

    Content Aware Protection
    Scanning data in motion
    Monitor, control and block file transfers. Detailed control through both content and context inspection.

    Device Control
    USB & peripheral port control
    Lockdown, monitor and manage devices. Granular control based on Vendor ID, Product ID, Serial Number and more.

    Enforced Encryption
    Automatic USB encryption
    Encrypt, manage and secure USB storage devices by safeguarding data in transit. Password-based, easy to use and very efficient.


    eDiscovery
    Scanning data at rest
    Discover, encrypt and delete sensitive data. Detailed content and context inspection through manual or automatic scans

    Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a data loss prevention tool that protects users from advanced threats and data breaches. Forcepoint DLP’s technologies can quickly identify and protect sensitive data and provide insight and awareness into attacks on endpoint devices both on and off the network.

    With company data constantly on the move, data security teams must have visibility and control across all channels - endpoint, web, network, email, and cloud. Forcepoint DLP provides protection and visibility across all data in the cloud as well as on-premises. One of the key features of Forcepoint DLP is its ability to identify data at rest, in motion, and in use and efficiently secure sensitive information.

    Forcepoint DLP key features:

    • Identify, remediate and secure sensitive data with network, cloud, and endpoint discovery.
    • Central management of policies across all channels, including cloud, endpoint, network, web, and email.
    • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to identify data embedded in images.
    • Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for validation checks, real name detection, and proximity analysis.
    • Custom encryption identification for exposing concealed data.
    • Machine learning, which allows users to train the system to identify unfamiliar data. Users can provide the engine with positive and negative examples so similar data can be flagged.
    • Analytics for identifying changes in user behavior. These analytics are leveraged to better understand user risk and are then implemented as automated policy enforcement based on the risk level of the user.
    • Cloud protection for monitoring and preventing the loss of sensitive data online, and assessing the risk posed by visited websites.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Forcepoint DLP stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its risk analysis features and its OCR and data discovery capabilities.

    Allan P., an associate consultant at Atos, writes, “With OCR and Risk Analysis, we are able to determine if anything sensitive has been shared. OCR helps us to safeguard those things and with risk ranking, we can determine which user is trying to violate policies multiple times even though they have been blocked. It does require additional servers, as the processing and result of the incident is high, however, it's worth using to see all the use cases being met with these two features as well. They are the best features provided by Forcepoint.”

    Mahesh D., A senior manager at 2Five1, notes, “The workflow remediation is quite good. That is a key feature because of which it has the upper hand over other DLP solutions. Endpoint protection, web protection, network protection, and storage use are valuable features. Among these, endpoint protection is most valuable. It has good policies and good mechanisms to detect incidents. The workflow remediation is quite good. That is a key feature because of which it has the upper hand over other DLP solutions. Endpoint protection, web protection, network protection, and storage use are valuable features. Among these, endpoint protection is most valuable. It has good policies and good mechanisms to detect incidents.”

    Sample Customers
    Samsung, Toyota, Philips, Zeppelin, Western Union, eBay
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    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider20%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider6%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Security Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise20%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    CoSoSys Endpoint Protector vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about CoSoSys Endpoint Protector vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    CoSoSys Endpoint Protector is ranked 8th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 25 reviews while Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 52 reviews. CoSoSys Endpoint Protector is rated 8.4, while Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CoSoSys Endpoint Protector writes "Makes management and upgrades easier and provides better control". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention writes "DLP great for encryptions; tech support is quite helpful". CoSoSys Endpoint Protector is most compared with Safetica ONE, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Zscaler DLP and Netwrix Data Loss Prevention, whereas Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Zscaler DLP and GTB Technologies Inspector. See our CoSoSys Endpoint Protector vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention report.

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