We compared Endpoint Protector and Symantec Data Loss Prevention based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: The pricing of these two solutions is comparable. However, Endpoint Protector comes out on top in this comparison due to the complexity of Symantec’s deployment process, its possibly ineffective support, and lack of ROI data.
"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."
"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."
"Endpoint Protector's best features are its protection and user-friendliness."
"For detection, it has a great algorithm. It can recognize ID numbers and everything that you put in a policy for the end-users. That is really great for us as an institution where we have sensitive data. It recognizes all the sensitive data when someone tries to transfer it or put in other data."
"The most valuable feature is file-level DLP."
"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."
"The most valuable feature of Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the ease of modification."
"Users like the product because of its simplicity and the rate of detection."
"DLP's most valuable feature is compliance."
"It has good options for policy findings. You can do granular policy enhancements with multiple options. And the SMB blocking is a very good feature."
"The solution is simple to use with good administrative controls and a console that is easy to understand."
"Endpoint Protector would be improved with more DLP templates."
"Because it is only an Endpoint Protector at this point in time, it does not have a network DLP component. There's only an endpoint DLP component. In the future, it would be good if a network DLP component could be embedded and extended to have network DLP capabilities."
"It would be better if they had an inbound restriction feature. For example, I work out of my home from my personal computer. All my policies can be deployed while working. When I am done, I should be able to use my machine as my personal machine, and all these policies should be waived. In the next release, I want time bound restriction of the policies because most of these users were working out of home and using their personal computers."
"There should be more documentation with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. We had trouble with the first few deployments."
"The solution relies on and Oracle database which is not financially feasible for many customers."
"The product must improve its interface."
"What could be improved in Symantec Data Loss Prevention is its security. It should be more secure."
"We need to have agent auto-parsing."
"Different departments should manage administration, reporting, normalization and incident management."
"They need to expand the channels they check."
"Symantec DLP doesn't provide complete cloud coverage. We need another DLP solution to monitor our cloud applications."
Content Aware Protection
Scanning data in motion
Monitor, control and block file transfers. Detailed control through both content and context inspection.
USB & peripheral port control
Lockdown, monitor and manage devices. Granular control based on Vendor ID, Product ID, Serial Number and more.
Automatic USB encryption
Encrypt, manage and secure USB storage devices by safeguarding data in transit. Password-based, easy to use and very efficient.
Scanning data at rest
Discover, encrypt and delete sensitive data. Detailed content and context inspection through manual or automatic scans
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
CoSoSys Endpoint Protector is ranked 3rd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 3 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 21 reviews. CoSoSys Endpoint Protector is rated 9.0, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CoSoSys Endpoint Protector writes "Is user-friendly, easy to manage and set up, and is stable and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Consitent, accurate, and simple". CoSoSys Endpoint Protector is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Zscaler Cloud DLP, Safetica ONE, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention and GTB Technologies Inspector, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention and Safetica ONE. See our CoSoSys Endpoint Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.
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