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We performed a comparison between Endpoint Protector and Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Endpoint Protector vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"We like that content-aware and device controls can easily be managed. They're not complicated. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand them.""It is fantastic in terms of the granularity of the policies. It has many built-in policies, and we can add or create more policies as well. It is perfect, and it gives us more options. We have some users who go outside and then come inside. With EPP, we can even control those users who are outside. If they need to access the media that we are using right now, we can provide OTP messages so that they can access the media even when they are outside of their organization. With our previous solution, we were facing some issues in doing this.""The search for keywords is very important in our security operations because one of the key use cases we had was for the ability to search keyword-based on an internal database of keywords that have been submitted by other project managers within the company that's around intellectual property. The ability to search on keywords was part of that.""Endpoint Protector's best features are its protection and user-friendliness.""The role-based access features for the teams that administer it is good.""The most valuable feature is device control.""The software is easy to use and the dashboard is intuitive.""It is easy to manage the DLP between MacOS and Linux."

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"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.""I like the SaaS solution they're offering now a little bit more. It's a new product but it's easy to install and configure.""The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) functionality is another helpful feature, especially for unstructured data. Being able to discover sensitive data in an unstructured format is the most beneficial element of the solution.""The incident management and fingerprinting have been the most valuable features.""With OCR and Risk Analysis, we are able to determine if anything sensitive is 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 to him or her.""The most useful features of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention are the transfer through Bluetooth can be blocked and the transfer to the cloud-based storage can be blocked. The features are wonderful.""This solution has a great encryption feature.""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 in putting together policies and fine-tuning our policies."

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Cons
"When you want to uninstall and reinstall, there are a lot of issues. You have to do a lot of workarounds to reinstall Endpoint Protector. This is a major issue that we have constantly because we still have old systems with XP. While there are only very few, we need to run them because there are machines attached that only run on XP. When we need to uninstall and reinstall on XP or Windows 10, we have serious issues left in the Registry Editor everywhere. There is a lot of manual interference to get the reinstallation to work. For the uninstallation of Endpoint Protector, they need to work on this so it doesn't leave any leftovers behind.""Because it is only an Endpoint Protector at this point in time, it does not have a network DLP component. There's only an endpoint DLP component. In the future, it would be good if a network DLP component could be embedded and extended to have network DLP capabilities.""The reports and analysis could be improved. There could be a little more data, and the logs could be a little more granular, but it's nothing major. It does what it needs to do, and it's fine.""There are times when the server needs to be updated, and it would help if I got a notification for when the newest version comes out, because at the moment, I'm going in every now and then and checking. Sometimes it comes out and I didn't know it had come out.""We are using it to only apply media restrictions. When we are installing a new agent, we have to install EPP manually on a device. It would be great if the installations can be done from the server instead of me going to each PC or device to implement EPP or using a policy. They should have some sort of system so that a domain admin can install EPP on all PCs from a central manager.""Sometimes, it should try to focus on one thing rather than multiple things. Endpoint Protector does device control very well, which is why we use that particular function.""We are currently facing an issue where it is blocking the Winman software, which is something that we don't want to happen because we use it in our accounts department to pay taxes.""One of the areas where there is room for improvement is support. It takes time for them to respond. They need to respond on time. Instead of sending an email, I think it would be very helpful to say, 'Let's set up a WebEx to see what's really going on,' instead of the back and forth of email."

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"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 comes to how to set things up and how to add policies. They could improve on that.""Lacks the ability to control the USB port devices so that content coming out of the port is blocked.""The deployment and troubleshooting aspects of Forcepoint need improving.""You have to monitor the solution all the time.""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.""I would like to see improvement in the reporting. We can only get one week's worth of data; we can't get more than that. Also, the reporting console is very slow, making it very frustrating to use.""Feature requests do take some time to implement.""Everything takes a long time, as it does in every software company, especially since COVID. That is something I notice with every product I use."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of Endpoint Protector by CoSoSys is more or less the same as other competing solutions."
  • "It has a fair price. They just changed recently from perpetual licensing. When I bought it, I bought it on perpetual license, then they changed the whole company policy to go to subscription. It was a bit of a shock to us because we haven't upgraded it that many times. However, after speaking to CoSoSys directly, they gave us a very good renewal price."
  • "I don't have any issue with the licensing and pricing. I would love for it to be cheaper, but at the same time I'm getting a lot from it."
  • "[The pricing] is reasonable compared to what's out there."
  • "Pricing is quite reasonable. For smaller organizations, it lets them get into the product domain, whereas a lot of vendors won't even talk to them. CoSoSys is just about at that sweet spot of being serious enough that you have to budget for it, but at the same time, affordable enough that the value is well worth it."
  • "The minimum number of licenses they sell is 50 or 150 users."
  • "For what it's doing, the cost is somewhat high for us, but it's the cost of doing business with the clients that we have."
  • "When I last renewed the license it was for a two-year term, and they gave me the second year at half price."
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  • "One feature that I'm getting ready to take advantage of more is the ability to add more data crawlers to the DLP on-prem environment, without any extra Forcepoint costs or licensing needed for that additional data server. That will help in reducing the stress on the data server that we're using now."
  • "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 search for keywords is very important in our security operations because one of the key use cases we had was for the ability to search keyword-based on an internal database of keywords that have… more »
    Top Answer:When I last renewed the license it was for a two-year term, and they gave me the second year at half price. It was a very nice gesture. Normally, I renew my license annually and I was happy to get a… more »
    Top Answer:Endpoint Protector provides a single platform to support Windows, macOS, and Linux devices. There is some improvement that is needed there. The policies must be created per OS and in a large… 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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    Overview

    Content Aware Protection
    Scanning data in motion
    Monitor, control and block file transfers. Detailed control through both content and context inspection.

    Device Control
    USB & peripheral port control
    Lockdown, monitor and manage devices. Granular control based on Vendor ID, Product ID, Serial Number and more.

    Enforced Encryption
    Automatic USB encryption
    Encrypt, manage and secure USB storage devices by safeguarding data in transit. Password-based, easy to use and very efficient.


    eDiscovery
    Scanning data at rest
    Discover, encrypt and delete sensitive data. Detailed content and context inspection through manual or automatic scans

    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
    Samsung, Toyota, Philips, Zeppelin, Western Union, eBay
    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
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    Aerospace/Defense Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Marketing Services Firm18%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Security Firm15%
    Government8%
    Hospitality Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise39%
    Large Enterprise17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Endpoint Protector vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Endpoint Protector vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Endpoint Protector is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 17 reviews while Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is ranked 3rd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 21 reviews. Endpoint Protector is rated 8.4, while Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Endpoint Protector writes "Enables us to search for keywords, a process which is a critical part of our security operations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention writes "Good interface, powerful OCR and data discovery capabilities, customizable". Endpoint Protector is most compared with Symantec Data Loss Prevention, GTB Technologies Inspector, Zscaler Cloud DLP, ESET Safetica and Digital Guardian, whereas Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, Zscaler Cloud DLP and GTB Technologies Inspector. See our Endpoint Protector vs. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention report.

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