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.
"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."
"The console is friendly and it supports Mac."
"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."
"Its robust security audit and compliance functionalities prove especially beneficial for businesses in sectors like BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) and Information Technology."
"Endpoint Protector's best features are its protection and user-friendliness."
"All of the features are effective, but the highlight feature of the product was the data layer inspection. When we talk about a DLP product, data packet inspection is very important. Securing data at rest is easy, but securing data in transit is challenging. We used it comprehensively to secure end drives, data transfers, secure hard drives, and end-user machines. It proved monumental in our operations."
"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 core of its value lies in obtaining logs remotely and exercising control over what employees can or cannot use."
"What we like about Symantec Data Loss Prevention is that it's a very good product. We never faced any problems with its performance. It has very good performance. There was this RAM issue, but it was an internal issue which we've sorted out. Apart from the RAM issue, there are no other issues with Symantec Data Loss Prevention."
"Users like the product because of its simplicity and the rate of detection."
"The detection capabilities are comprehensive."
"The most valuable feature of Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the ease of modification."
"It is a scalable solution...The solution's technical support was good."
"The most valuable features of Symantec Data Loss Prevention are endpoint security, endpoint agent, and DLP. Additionally, we have been satisfied with the policies."
"DLP's most valuable feature is compliance."
"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."
"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."
"Endpoint Protector, in particular, had some features to be desired for the Mac operating system."
"It would be helpful to implement filtering mechanisms so that we can sort and view the data based on software and vendor, providing more clarity and ease in analysis."
"Endpoint Protector would be improved with more DLP templates."
"It needs to improve in terms of policy customization."
"They have many predefined classifiers in terms of data identifiers, and they should improve this."
"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."
"The only aspect that prevents it from being a perfect solution is the occasional slower response time."
"Reporting could be improved."
"Symantec DLP doesn't provide complete cloud coverage. We need another DLP solution to monitor our cloud applications."
"Symantec Data Loss Prevention's setup needs to be easier and support needs to be improved."
"Symantec could be better with infrastructure."
"They need to expand the channels they check."
"We need to have agent auto-parsing."
"The solution relies on and Oracle database which is not financially feasible for many customers."
"Since being acquired by Broadcom, the support has really degraded for small and medium enterprises."
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 6th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 8 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 23 reviews. CoSoSys Endpoint Protector is rated 8.6, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CoSoSys Endpoint Protector writes "Efficient data layer inspection and good support ". 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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