Digital Guardian vs Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on May 2, 2023

Categories and Ranking

Digital Guardian
Ranking in Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Endpoint Encryption (8th), Mobile Data Protection (4th), Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) (20th), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (28th)
Forcepoint Data Loss Preven...
Ranking in Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) category, the mindshare of Digital Guardian is 5.8%, down from 6.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is 16.7%, down from 17.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Unique Categories:
Endpoint Encryption
Mobile Data Protection
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Featured Reviews

Ibidapo Ibrahim - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 28, 2023
Prevents data leaks, and is stable, but the partner program has serious room for improvement
The partner program has serious room for improvement. Digital Guardian is an excellent solution but our experience with the partner has been the most horrible experience we have ever had with any partner. The partner started the project but they did not have enough experience and when we reached out to Digital Guardian they did not provide the amount of support we expected. We did not get the full value we expected from the solution at the end of the day although we had paid for it. This made us feel stuck because we did not get what we were promised. I would like the solution to provide more monitoring support for web-based emails such as Google.
Dec 7, 2022
Helps protect data, has a straightforward setup, and is moderately priced
The solution has a lot of use cases.  In our case, it was to protect content based on keywords and typical actions like copying to external devices, printing, or taking snapshots, et cetera.  It has helped us protect our internal data from external threats. It ensures no data reaches the outside…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"It can scale from 100 to 10,000. There's no problem with the scalability."
"The technical support is really terrific."
"Some of the features that are highly appreciated are its robust data loss prevention capabilities, flexible deployment options, and the ability to monitor data transfer across multiple vectors."
"I like the solution's adaptive inspection and container inspection."
"It has been scalable."
"In Digital Guardian, they have the cloud correlation servers that give you visibility work like EBR and the correlation server works very well for security analysis."
"It has the added advantage of offering forensic analysis."
"There is a built-in endpoint detection response that helps save money."
"The most valuable feature is the endpoint DLP. It's specific to copying to the USB or copying to the internal storage in our office."
"Forcepoint's data visibility is the most valuable feature."
"I like the SaaS solution they're offering now a little bit more. It's a new product but it's easy to install and configure."
"Has multiple modules and is good with integration."
"The solution offers very good sensitive data protection."
"I like that you can quickly create policies and enforce them in a matter of minutes."
"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 Forcepoint tool is well developed. It is ranked in many evaluations at the top when it comes to enterprise DLP solutions. It has good artificial intelligence that enables our customers to focus on specific incidents, instead of having a complicated list of uncategorized incidents."


"Technical support could be better."
"Digital Guardian is an excellent solution but our experience with the partner has been the most horrible experience we have ever had with any partner."
"The initial setup is a bit more complex than other solutions."
"If the client uses Windows 10 or 11 and Microsoft updates the operating system's version, Digital Guardian must update their product to match compatibility."
"When considering potential areas for improvement, it may be beneficial for Digital Guardian to optimize its processes and reduce the computational demands on the system, particularly with regard to high CPU usage. Although Digital Guardian offers numerous benefits, it can consume a substantial amount of RAM and CPU power."
"The solution has complexities around policy creation and deployment."
"The room for improvement with Digital Guardian is that it will be better with the Linux agent because it is the only DLP solution for Linux workstations. It still needs to upgrade the agents to the latest version for the Linux kernel."
"Some features on Mac and Linux are not complete currently. For example, some device control features haven't been transferred over to the other systems. If they could have their Windows features also available on Mac and Linux, that would be perfect. Some of our customers have a Mac environment for their RD environment. Having the solution fully capable of handling everything in a Mac environment is crucial."
"The initial setup of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is of medium difficulty level."
"The ease of deployment wasn't as flexible as Digital Guardian."
"The user-friendliness of the interface in formulating DLP policies could be improved. An example would be managing policies. It's a little daunting at first, and can be confusing, at times, when it comes to how to set things up and how to add policies. They could improve on that."
"It should integrate better with email."
"An area for improvement for Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is its price. It would be good if they could offer better pricing."
"My opinion is that the dashboard could be improved and made more user-friendly. They do not enable a wide range of proper inquiries and we need to identify much of what we need on our own, like incident severity."
"There is no support for the Bangla (Bengali) language, so we cannot use the Forcepoint technology for Bangla documents."
"I can't push a report by a certain organizational entity or unit without a lot of work. The reporting could be better."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Digital Guardian has both, subscription and perpetual licenses, but I think when everything (all technologies) will go to the cloud they will only offer subscriptions."
"The cost was around $300,000."
"I rate the solution's pricing an eight out of ten because Digital Guardian is expensive."
"The price of Digital Guardian is expensive."
"The price of Digital Guardian is on the higher end compared to other vendors."
"If I compare Digital Guardian with Symantec, the license cost is lower, but McAfee can be cheaper than Digital Guardian. It depends on how many licenses you plan to buy and how big the project is. The cost is not so high as Symantec, but not as cheap as McAfee. They can easily sell the solution for price."
"The cost for the product for our use is less than $10 per user."
"The price of the solution is expensive."
"The solution is expensive."
"I prefer Forceoint because it is cheaper than Symantec."
"The pricing and licensing are okay."
"It's not the cheapest solution but it's not the most expensive. It's a good price for a good product."
"They are flexible regarding the pricing and they have a good model for an OEM data classification tool... Forcepoint has been one of the most competitively priced products over the last few years."
"The pricing for Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is more expensive than Symantec, but it's negotiable. It depends on how well you negotiate. The solution is worth the money, though, based on the services and facilities it provides to my company."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company
Insurance Company
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Insurance Company

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Digital Guardian?
I like the solution's adaptive inspection and container inspection.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Digital Guardian?
Technical support is included in the subscription package. But if, during the subscription, our clients want to include the professional services of a Digital Guardian engineer, the price changes. ...
What needs improvement with Digital Guardian?
If the client uses Windows 10 or 11 and Microsoft updates the operating system's version, Digital Guardian must update their product to match compatibility.
What do you like most about Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?
The technical support for the solution is very good.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?
I don't actually know about prices. I am the technical support engineer of the tool.
What needs improvement with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?
The main area of concern is the tool's technical support. I would suggest the technical engineers reply to users as soon as possible since it usually takes them some time to respond.

Also Known As

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Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint Data Security Suite, Websense Data Security Suite

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Sample Customers

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