Digital Guardian vs Zscaler Cloud DLP comparison

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We performed a comparison between Digital Guardian and Zscaler Cloud DLP based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"It can scale from 100 to 10,000. There's no problem with the scalability.""We have been able to monitor access to files from each of our workstations.""It has been scalable.""The most valuable feature of Digital Guardian is its reputation. They have scored high on the Gartner Magic Quadrant.""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.""There is a built-in endpoint detection response that helps save money.""It has the added advantage of offering forensic analysis."

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"Zscaler Cloud DLP provides you with basic DLP features that you get out of the box such as keywords, regular expressions, and data identifiers, for example, your social security numbers, and credit card numbers, with everything built into the product, so you can directly use those features within the policies. You don't need to create it from scratch, and to me, this is the biggest benefit of Zscaler Cloud DLP. You have a lot of templates to choose from in the solution, rather than having to create templates from scratch or reinvent templates.""Its impressive scalability allows the combination of multiple dictionaries and using them as one engine, resulting in narrower data loss gaps.""On DLP terms, Zscaler Cloud DLP ensures that data doesn't go outside of the organization. So on the network level, Zscaler does a pretty good job.""It's one of the easier products on the market as far as set-ups and deployments. Even across their whole product suite, they've made it pretty simple.""The solution is the best for storage."

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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 solution has complexities around policy creation and deployment.""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.""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.""The initial setup is a bit more complex than other solutions.""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."

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"The customers would benefit from more robust documentation and conversations around configurations, as it is slightly complex.""We have issues with the tool's maintenance and networking. It should be able to work in offline mode as well.""Another area of improvement is implementation through non-client connectors. The solution can be implemented in two ways. One uses the back file; the other one uses client connectors. So the client connector is pretty fast, but when it comes to non-client connectors and procedures, it's kind of delayed and slow.""In the next release, I would like to see RE2 Regex supported.""The only issue with Zscaler Cloud DLP is that it only gives you DLP protection from web traffic, which is flowing out, while a full-blown DLP solution such as Forcepoint or Symantec gives you DLP coverage for multiple channels. Zscaler Cloud DLP doesn't give you coverage for email, fax, and USB channels, and this is the only challenge or room for improvement in the solution. It's just an extension on top of what you're buying on the proxy, so it's just an added layer, and it doesn't cover DLP on a very broad level. I'm unsure if Zcaler is in the business of competing with a full-blown DLP solution, and if there's a plan to expand the features of Zscaler Cloud DLP beyond the web channel because you'll have to deploy a full-blown agent for it. I'm unsure if this is on the cards because the solution is just an added layer that you get with your proxy. I've asked the Zcaler team whether there's a plan to go full DLP in the future, but I didn't get a positive response. There isn't any feature I'd like added to Zscaler Cloud DLP currently, because anything you could think of that should be in cloud or SaaS solutions is already there, except for machine learning, as it's the only functionality that seems to be lacking in the solution. Machine learning is an additional policy available in other DLP solutions in the market, but my team didn't find it in Zscaler Cloud DLP."

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  • "The price of Digital Guardian is expensive."
  • "The cost was around $300,000."
  • "The price of Digital Guardian is on the higher end compared to other vendors."
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  • "The licensing model for Zscaler Cloud DLP allows you to only buy what you need. You don't need to buy it as a whole, so it's good."
  • "Zscaler DLP solution is expensive, with a fixed pricing structure that is billed annually and monthly. There are no additional costs for licenses."
  • "Zscaler Cloud DLP is moderately priced. We pay around 2 million rupees per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Digital Guardian is its reputation. They have scored high on the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:On DLP terms, Zscaler Cloud DLP ensures that data doesn't go outside of the organization. So on the network level, Zscaler does a pretty good job.
    Top Answer:The price is a little bit on the higher side, especially if you are going to add, like, packs or bundles to your subscription. But otherwise, it's pretty decent.
    Top Answer:It pretty much covers, like, if you implement it, it's going to cover, like, 80 to 90% of real estate for the organization.
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    Digital Guardian is proud to be part of Fortra’s comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio, and one of the Data Protection family of products. Fortra simplifies today’s complex cybersecurity landscape by bringing complementary products together to solve problems in innovative ways. These integrated, scalable solutions address the fast-changing challenges you face in safeguarding your organization. With the help of the powerful protection from Digital Guardian and others, Fortra is your relentless ally, here for you every step of the way throughout your cybersecurity journey.

    Zscaler enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access and Zscaler Private Access, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100% cloud-delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances or hybrid solutions are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates the world’s largest cloud security platform, protecting thousands of enterprises and government agencies from cyberattacks and data loss.

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    Sample Customers
    The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Jabil Circuit
    Zenith Live, Azure, Carlsberg Group
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business73%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Digital Guardian vs. Zscaler Cloud DLP
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Digital Guardian vs. Zscaler Cloud DLP and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    Digital Guardian is ranked 8th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 7 reviews while Zscaler Cloud DLP is ranked 10th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 5 reviews. Digital Guardian is rated 7.0, while Zscaler Cloud DLP is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Digital Guardian writes "Highly customizable, helpful support, and multiple modules available". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler Cloud DLP writes "Stable and has a straightforward setup, with available templates to choose from so there's no need to create templates from scratch". Digital Guardian is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, whereas Zscaler Cloud DLP is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, CoSoSys Endpoint Protector, Symantec Data Loss Prevention and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. See our Digital Guardian vs. Zscaler Cloud DLP report.

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