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Digital Guardian vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"It has been scalable.""It can scale from 100 to 10,000. There's no problem with the scalability."

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"One of the most valuable features is the set of built-in policies that Forcepoint has for PCI compliance. We just need to activate them and start working. Without them, it would be a big task to do a data transformation.""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 DLP's most valuable feature is that it provides complete end-to-end security.""This solution has a great encryption feature.""A very user-friendly predefining feature.""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 incident management and fingerprinting have been the most valuable features.""The product is user-friendly."

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"There are a lot of issues with the current version of the Endpoint agent. It's not stable, it's resource-consuming, and there are some performance issues. If they could improve the stability of the agent it would be great.""The initial setup is a bit more complex than other solutions."

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"There is room for improvement regarding OCR. I would like to see it enhanced to handle multiple languages and it should be easier to manage.""This solution has a tendency to provide false-positive results.""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.""When you automatically try to upgrade the agent it causes problems.""With respect to the discovery component, the reports are very hard to interpret because they come out in an illogical format.""The deployment and troubleshooting aspects of Forcepoint need improving.""Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention can improve by having an uninstall option for the client or restart of a client agent can be controlled from the server. This feature is missing which is available with other solutions.""In terms of display, the support and the Mac platform requires a lot of improvement."

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  • "Forcepoint DLP is a bit expensive."
  • "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."
  • "The licensing of Forcepoint is quite straightforward. It's based on the number of users. The support fees are a separate cost."
  • "The pricing is reasonable. That's why we went with Forcepoint. They were pretty competitive."
  • "They have to look at a different pricing structure for small to medium-sized enterprises because the cost is too high."
  • "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."
  • "Pricing for this solution could be better."
  • "Forcepoint has been very cost-effective because they gave us a good deal while procuring the DLP solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The feature we call desktop recording is the most valuable aspect of the solution. Not only can we collect data from the user's usage, but we also capture his screenshots when he is trying to steal… more »
    Top Answer:For the price in the market, it is a little bit higher than Symantec and Forcepoint. However, I believe, especially in the manufacturing industry, it is the only solution that makes sense for them. If… more »
    Top Answer:We're a distributor of the solution. I personally handle pre-sales. Some web upload actions need to be improved due to the fact that DG is a very strong technology on the endpoint. For the network DLP… more »
    Top Answer:The built-in rules, templates, and content classifiers are among the most valuable features. Some of the built-in patterns are good places to get started with. Along with the phrases, they are helpful… more »
    Top Answer:All of the vendors that I know have the same licensing fee — all of them. The ones that I've used, like Forcepoint, Symantec, and Digital Guardian, all have similar licensing, either perpetual or… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
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    Also Known As
    Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint Data Security Suite, Websense Data Security Suite
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    Digital Guardian Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) protects sensitive data on all your endpoints. It protects intellectual property and personal information. An endpoint agent that captures and records all system, user and data events on or off the network. It has a granular control of all data movement that can be configured to automatically block, justify or encrypt sensitive data in or attached to email, files moved to removable drives, cloud storage, or web - malware and malware-free - before sensitive data is lost. It has a built-in advanced data classification that creates and modifies classification and usage policies through content inspection, context-awareness and user classification. It provides design policies with controls that won't block actions that comply with corporate policy so employees remain productive while the data stays safe.

    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.”

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    Sample Customers
    The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
    Alphawest, Betsson, Cellcom Israel Ltd., Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Confartigianato Vicenza, EverBank, Finansbank, iGATE, Landa Digital Printing, Northern California Bank, Reliance Capital, Remosa, Toyota, Scavolini, Zim Integrated Shipping Services
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Security Firm17%
    Outsourcing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Digital Guardian vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Digital Guardian is ranked 7th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 2 reviews while Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is ranked 3rd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 19 reviews. Digital Guardian is rated 6.6, while Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Digital Guardian writes "Reliable, easy to expand, and has nice data security features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention writes "Good interface, powerful OCR and data discovery capabilities, customizable". Digital Guardian is most compared with Carbon Black CB Defense, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, CrowdStrike Falcon and Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, whereas Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Protector, Zscaler Cloud DLP and GTB Technologies Inspector. See our Digital Guardian vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention report.

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