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

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"The most valuable features of Symantec Data Loss Prevention are endpoint security, endpoint agent, and DLP. Additionally, we have been satisfied with the policies.""Good end point encryption and data loss prevention.""Technical support is very professional and responsive.""There's only one policy needed to implement for all channels.""What I like about Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the technical support it provides. It's good.""We can integrate with some other tools such as Splunk, which is very useful.""The solution offers great reporting.""With respect to the amount of intelligence that they have with respect to how they formed the DLP solution, for example, exact data matching. If you compare Forcepoint with Symantec, Symantec is more sophisticated than Forcepoint."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"DLP could be improved by implementing a cloud-based console.""There should be more documentation with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. We had trouble with the first few deployments.""Symantec Data Loss Prevention could improve by having better system resource management, cloud option, and more features.""The solution could offer improved more informative documentation.""I would like to see an improved interface, with better documentation and integration with other products.""The deployment is complex.""It is very difficult to log in to create a support ticket because no one is available to support our queries.""Symantec could improve by being more creative and simplifying the functions. Additionally, the data protection should be bundled with data classification and labeling instead of them being separate."

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  • "Pricing is reasonable."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "The price is competitive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "The solution should be less expensive to allow more people the opportunity to use it. Some of their competitors are less expensive. There is a license required to use the solution and we purchased an annual license."
  • "The price of Symantec Data Loss Prevention could be reduced."
  • "There is an annual license required to use this solution."
  • "Support is a little costly, but you get what you pay for."
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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: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.
    Top Answer:There is an annual license required to use this solution.
    Top Answer:DLP could be improved by implementing a cloud-based console. The implementation and installation process could also be made less complicated.
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    Also Known As
    Symantec DLP
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    Overview

    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.

    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

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    Sample Customers
    The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
    Hadassah University Hospital, Her Majestys Government (HMG), United Kingdom, Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Pvt Ltd., Hua Nan Bank, Hyundai Department Store Group,JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, Lake Health, McCann Erickson Israel, Molina Healthcare Inc., PGi, Quilvest Switzerland Limited, State of Nevada Public Employees Benefits Program, Symantec Corporation (Enterprise Security), The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (DLP), The Saudi Industrial Property Authority, TSO cloud, Visa, Yunnan Power Grid Company
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm23%
    Insurance Company23%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company5%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Digital Guardian is ranked 7th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 2 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 17 reviews. Digital Guardian is rated 5.0, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Digital Guardian writes "Great desktop recording, very scalable, and perfect for protecting IP on desktops". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Great Data Loss Prevention technology with impressive granularity and good stability". Digital Guardian is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Carbon Black CB Defense, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon and Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Endpoint Protector, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention and GTB Technologies Inspector. See our Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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