We performed a comparison between Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention and McAfee Total Protection for 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.
"The incident management and fingerprinting have been the most valuable features."
"The most valuable feature is security."
"It was mostly stable."
"Forcepoint offers many policies that conform to global DLP best practices, including requirements specific to regions like the Middle East, Europe, etc. They have a policy database in their product. That feature is unique to Forcepoint. Their AI and fingerprinting are incredibly effective and robust. We have tested it multiple times. It always catches the correct data being leaked."
"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."
"The product is user-friendly."
"This solution has a great encryption feature."
"I did not experience any crashes. The solution has been stable in my usage."
"The stability of the solution can be good. However, the configuration takes a long time for it to be done properly."
"The overall features of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention are very good."
"McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is a very stable product."
"The solution is very user-friendly and valuable."
"The most valuable features of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention are the DLP. The DLP, data loss prevention is the most important feature right now that users are looking for."
"What I like about McAfee Total Protection is that it's working. I also like that it doesn't require any specific knowledge to set up."
"Offers some good protection features."
"I am impressed with the tool's firewalls and web protection."
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"The setup is complex and has room for improvement."
"With respect to the discovery component, the reports are very hard to interpret because they come out in an illogical format."
"We faced some issues with the endpoint installation of the agent as it is not from a common ground."
"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."
"The deployment and troubleshooting aspects of Forcepoint need improving."
"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."
"Lacks the ability to control the USB port devices so that content coming out of the port is blocked."
"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."
"The solution takes up too much CPU and memory."
"McAfee needs to clarify its rules."
"The UI needs to be simplified."
"I would like the solution to improve the AI features for anti-virus detection. I also want the software to include a tool for malware detection."
"There are a lot of vulnerabilities and viruses and malware can proliferate."
"When this solution is used it requires a lot of administration because the users can have difficulties using it and require assistance. The administrators are continuously modifying the policies for the users. Technical support will be used frequently."
"The licensing cost for McAfee Total Protection could be cheaper, but apart from that, I don't need anything else. The software has what I need."
"The user interface is messy and could be simplified."
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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.
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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.”
Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 30 reviews while McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is ranked 5th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 18 reviews. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.8, while McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention 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 Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention writes "Good compliance management but the support is lacking and the effectiveness needs to be improved". Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, CoSoSys Endpoint Protector and ESET Safetica, whereas McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Microsoft BitLocker, Digital Guardian and CoSoSys Endpoint Protector. See our Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention report.
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