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We performed a comparison between Digital Guardian and Symantec Endpoint Encryption based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Endpoint Encryption solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It has been scalable.""It can scale from 100 to 10,000. There's no problem with the scalability."

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"I like the management aspect of this solution. You don't want to have end-users tweak or set it themselves, so the fact that you could do it from a central point helped us a lot.""Its management is good, and it is also scalable and mostly stable.""In general terms, it is working properly and according to our expectations. The comfort of feeling secure is the most valuable. Some customers had certain fears about changing the product because no one wants to lose any kind of information or to have some problems or inconsistencies while migrating from one product to another.""The installation process is pretty straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""The solution is easy to use.""We have been very satisfied with the solution's security capabilities.""Disk encryption and file and folder encryption are the most valuable and used features. It is also very well integrated with Symantec Messaging Gateway and Symantec DLP, which is helpful in protecting any kind of information that goes outside. Symantec DLP catches an email and sends it to the encryption server. The encryption server encrypts the email and intimates to the user that confidential information is being sent out. The administrator can then take appropriate action."

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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.""The initial setup is a bit more complex than other solutions."

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"What I didn't find helpful in the version we used is the fact that all devices had to be on the same network for us to push through the encryption.""Its remote deployment should be improved. Currently, there is no remote deployment for Symantec Endpoint Encryption. You have to install it manually. There are some issues with AD integration and the time taken to reflect a password on the Endpoint Encryption Manager when a new user has changed the password, but they are already working on these issues, and these will be resolved in the next release.""From an administration point of view, maybe it would be ideal to have it centrally managed.""There are some issues with the single sign-on with the active directory. We had a few problems related to the synchronization between the active directory and the login features of the Symantec products because the users made many password changes during the day. The time for synchronization with the solutions can be improved. I would like to see mobile encryption. There should be a possibility to include all the mobiles of a company in the console. Many customers are asking about encryptions for tablets or cell phones, but we don't have any product that we are comfortable with to recommend to our customers.""Symantec Endpoint Encryption can improve by being more secure.""They have too high of a price tag. That's why they're losing the market share.""The security could be improved.""The initial setup is a bit complex."

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  • "The license is not very expensive."
  • "There is a license required for this 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:Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and it successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection… more »
    Top Answer:The installation process is pretty straightforward.
    Top Answer:The licensing is pretty high. They need to fix it so that they are more competitive. The customer needs to pay the cost of the license on a yearly basis.
    Ranking
    6th
    out of 25 in Endpoint Encryption
    Views
    5,993
    Comparisons
    4,248
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    576
    Rating
    6.5
    4th
    out of 25 in Endpoint Encryption
    Views
    5,331
    Comparisons
    4,075
    Reviews
    8
    Average Words per Review
    378
    Rating
    7.8
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Symantec Drive Encryption
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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.

    Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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    Sample Customers
    The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
    Citrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Government8%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
    Construction Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Digital Guardian is ranked 6th in Endpoint Encryption with 2 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 9 reviews. Digital Guardian is rated 6.6, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption 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 Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Stable, secure, and works as per our expectations". Digital Guardian is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Carbon Black CB Defense, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Symantec Data Loss Prevention and Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint and Oracle Advanced Security. See our Digital Guardian vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.

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