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Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
March 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the endpoint DLP. It's specific to copying to the USB or copying to the internal storage in our office.""One of the most valuable features is the set of built-in policies that Forcepoint has for PCI compliance. We just need to activate them and start working. Without them, it would be a big task to do a data transformation.""The scalability is fantastic. One of the things that I like about Forcepoint is that I can customize the solution to suit my objectives.""The Forcepoint tool is well developed. It is ranked in many evaluations at the top when it comes to enterprise DLP solutions. It has good artificial intelligence that enables our customers to focus on specific incidents, instead of having a complicated list of uncategorized incidents.""Stable and scalable solution for data protection. It offers good technical support, and has no major installation issues.""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.""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.""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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"The feature that I have found most valuable is its general purpose of protecting our endpoints from infections, malicious files, and all those kinds of things. The fact that there are organized policies and policy inheritance. The general management.""Technical support is very helpful.""The general endpoint protection is valuable, and it is easy to manage.""McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator has a built-in advanced pattern, which is very useful because it can detect any pattern.""The valuable feature of the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is the management of the policies.""The security is a key feature and the console is very user friendly.""The graphical interface of the solution is its most valuable aspect.""The most valuable features of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator are the easy-to-use console, and lots of reports, such as customized reports and inventory reports. Additionally, overall the centralized management is very good where you can see the compliance levels and inventory."

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Cons
"The reporting features, the real-time reporting, can be improved in Forcepoint. On the dashboard, we don't have a feature that shows real-time incidents. We have to schedule a report in the environment.""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.""With respect to the discovery component, the reports are very hard to interpret because they come out in an illogical format.""In terms of display, the support and the Mac platform requires a lot of improvement.""The policy update size and agent size could be improved. We would also like to have a proper solution for Linux OS which Forcepoint does not offer.""It would be better if we could easily integrate with other products. Suppose I want to integrate this DLP with some other CASB solutions or a firewall solution. In that case, it takes a considerable amount of time because Forcepoint DLP doesn't come with a legacy firewall or CASB solutions to integrate with it. We need to do it separately. It's not improvised for different sectors, and I need to look for other solutions. I'm investing a lot of time researching and implementing other solutions for other areas. That is one point where I can't feel satisfied with this Forcepoint DLP. The only problem we have faced is that it consumes most of the CPU whenever a Forcepoint DLP is deployed on an endpoint. This is when users feel some lag in their machine's performance or their Internet performance. That's when we uninstall and try to reinstall, or we'll give a cloud link to which it gets access. We use Forcepoint DLP for endpoint protection, not for email or cloud. For email and drive, we went with the Google DLP. Forcepoint DLP isn't as efficient on drive or chat, or email. For that, we have some specialized solutions, but it would be better to have a single console where you can control all these areas. It would be pretty easy for a consumer who is going to use this product. All in one shot, you can try to track it and enforce your policies on a single dashboard. That is one point currently lacking in Forcepoint, and I feel they need to work on it. In the next release, I would like to use this DLP across different solutions like network, firewall, email, or chat with a consolidated dashboard and with integration facilities with other solutions. Security should work as a whole. It shouldn't work individually in blocks. It does not serve our purpose. It should be integrated with multiple solutions. For that, it should have enough intelligence to work with other tools. I'm looking forward to seeing that kind of capability with Forcepoint.""We faced some issues with the endpoint installation of the agent as it is not from a common ground.""The post-optical character recognization feature could be improved because it only really works on documents with some length (at least three paragraphs)."

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"McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator support has been helpful. However, sometimes when I raise the case they take a while to answer. For example, the last time I used them it took them two weeks to reply back by email. No one has contacted me back since. They should improve their service.""I would like to see McAfee reduce the amount of manual work required.""The impact of the agent on the endpoint's performance - the resources it takes. Additionally, the difficulties we experience with inheriting and breaking inheritance on the organization's structure breakdown for policy inheritance and then for rules inheritance. We are actually struggling with this.""The solution could improve the EDR component in many areas, such as the zero-day and persistent threats. The implementation is also complex for this feature.""As for improvements, I think that putting everything on a cloud and one console would be a great idea and would be useful for customers.""Lacks a single plug-in for multiple uses.""Sometimes agents hang. We have to reinstall the agents.""The solution sometimes has some false positives on IP addresses, from the web control aspect of the product. This needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Forcepoint DLP is a bit expensive."
  • "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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  • "It is attractively priced. It is a fraction of what we're going to pay for CrowdStrike or SentinelOne, but it only has a fraction of the capabilities as well."
  • "There is a license required to use this solution. If we use the additional components, such as DLP encryption, there is an additional cost. However, it is similar to a separate product altogether. If you want to use that or not, it is optional, but when you use it, it will cost you additional pricing."
  • "McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is not an expensive solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Mcafee's MVision ePO or ePolicy Orchestrator network security software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Mcafee's ePolicy… more »
    Top Answer:The security is a key feature and the console is very user friendly.
    Top Answer:Choose your anniversary cycle e.g. pay annually. You just pay for what you want your license to cover. It is modular. It depends on the feature you want. There's the firewall, DLP, drive encryption… more »
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    Also Known As
    Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint Data Security Suite, Websense Data Security Suite
    McAfee ePO, ePolicy Orchestrator, Intel Security ePolicy Orchestrator
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    Overview

    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.”

    McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) is the most advanced, extensible, and scalable centralized security management software in the industry. Unifying security management through an open platform, McAfee ePO makes risk and compliance management simpler and more successful for organizations of all sizes.
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    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
    Brelje & Race, Cognizant, Sutherland Global Services, Eagle Rock Energy, Arab National Bank, Bank Central Asia, Kleberg Bank, Leading Mexican Bank, SF Police Credit Union, Macquarie Telecom, Seagate Technology, Blackburn & Darwen Council, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, IRCEP, Major U.S. State Government, State of Alaska, State of Colorado, Cemex, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke
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    Security Firm17%
    Government8%
    Outsourcing Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Government9%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    621,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is ranked 3rd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 19 reviews while McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is ranked 5th in Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) with 9 reviews. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.8, while McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention writes "Good interface, powerful OCR and data discovery capabilities, customizable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator writes "Improves endpoint security well but takes a lot of resources to do so". Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, Endpoint Protector and McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention, whereas McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is most compared with McAfee MVISION ePO, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention and Splunk Phantom. See our Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator report.

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