Digital Guardian vs Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Digital Guardian
Ranking in Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
9th
Average Rating
7.4
Number of Reviews
11
Ranking in other categories
Endpoint Encryption (8th), Mobile Data Protection (4th), Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) (20th), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (28th)
Microsoft Purview Data Loss...
Ranking in Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
1st
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
14
Ranking in other categories
Microsoft Security Suite (11th)
 

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 Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is 22.6%, up from 21.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Unique Categories:
Endpoint Encryption
0.4%
Mobile Data Protection
10.0%
Microsoft Security Suite
1.8%
 

Featured Reviews

MehboobQureshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 12, 2023
Great for data loss prevention and forensic analysis but is more expensive than other options
We provide the solution to the customer. If a client wants to protect data before it leaves the organization, they use this product for DLP.  The solution protects against data leaks across various channels - USB, email, chat, et cetera. They're good at monitoring and protecting.  The solution…
LP
Nov 28, 2023
Provides confidence in data management and information storage
The product has improved compliance and confidence. We are aware of the data that is leaving our organization. It provides confidence in data management and information storage.  Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention ensures users don't accidentally send inappropriate information outside.  The…

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"The most valuable feature of Digital Guardian is its reputation. They have scored high on the Gartner Magic Quadrant."
"It can scale from 100 to 10,000. There's no problem with the scalability."
"I like the solution's adaptive inspection and container inspection."
"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."
"We have been able to monitor access to files from each of our workstations."
"It has been scalable."
"The technical support is really terrific."
"The product has improved compliance and confidence. We are aware of the data that is leaving our organization. It provides confidence in data management and information storage."
"The product is easy to configure."
"If we can prevent information from going out, eventually, when a regulator is asking about our security measures, we can show what we've been doing."
"The most valuable features are identifying sensitive data and issuing alerts."
"There's a good amount of documentation in case you run into any problems."
"The product can block the uploads to cloud services."
"Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's responses are faster. Its installation is also reliable. The security score helps with the security part."
"I rate Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's stability a ten out of ten."
 

Cons

"It would be helpful if there was an on-premise version of the solution for companies that cannot use the cloud, such as government sectors."
"I would like to see the workflow, to get all the rules and policies set up, be less complicated."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The initial setup is a bit more complex than other solutions."
"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."
"They do not provide language options beyond the ones already available, so our language option is missing."
"The AI advancements can improve the false positives."
"The platform can be challenging to navigate and has the potential for improvement."
"I would like Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention to be on the source code or SQL databases. It is difficult to do classification and labeling when you have a third-party source code or a third-party Oracle database. It is seamless when it comes to Microsoft documents but is not so with third-party source codes. Microsoft needs to work on it a little bit more."
"The solution should provide better integration with other systems."
"A site can have different containers where you store data. We have always wanted to apply compliance, labels, and policies at the container level, rather than to an outer shell or at the site level. That is something we have been looking forward to and I believe Microsoft is already planning something like that."
"There is a lot of ambiguity when you are setting up labels, such as sensitive information labels. It is a little daunting at first if you don't have prior knowledge, and there is a little bit of a learning curve for setting up the labels. Some of the setup wizards could be more helpful from an AI perspective. They can streamline the setup through more AI technologies so that you don't have to jump through so many hoops and different menus and dropdowns. It would be useful to have a setup wizard that is more hands-off and engaging for setting up the information type labels. If you tell them this is what we're trying to protect, it should basically start to lead you down that path of best practices. Such a feature would be great."
"There is a need for improvements, particularly in ensuring that file-based recognition is more reliable and comprehensive."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The cost was around $300,000."
"The price of Digital Guardian is expensive."
"I rate the solution's pricing an eight out of ten because Digital Guardian is expensive."
"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 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."
"It is a part of our Microsoft licensing. We pay for a yearly renewal. Its price is reasonable for the size of the organization we are. It is fairly competitive, and you get what you pay for. We have an E5 license, and a part of understanding the E5 license is to see what all you get with it. If you really look at it from that standpoint, you get a lot of value. You have Defender and all its security features in there as well. Their licensing is fairly flexible. They have different programs. We've seen ones where you could pay for up to three to five years in advance. There is also a monthly pay-as-you-go type of deal, but we're doing a yearly renewal and fixing the budget."
"I am satisfied with the tool's pricing."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"It's a little bit pricey compared to competitors, but it's not too high."
"We are using the E3 license for Microsoft 365 with the E5 compliance license add-on."
"Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is part of a bundle and is not sold as a standalone product."
"The product has the best price-to-performance ratio."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Insurance Company
5%
Financial Services Firm
17%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Retailer
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
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 Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention?
The most valuable features are identifying sensitive data and issuing alerts.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention?
The pricing is a little bit better when compared to others on the market.
What needs improvement with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention?
It could cover more solutions and technologies. One of the challenges that we're facing now is how we can identify our critical information storage level, for example, via scanning or some other me...
 

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Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, MS Endpoint DLP, Microsoft Endpoint DLP
 

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