Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention comparison


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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) category, the mindshare of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is 19.7%, up from 18.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is 0.8%, down from 2.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Kamal Abdelrahman - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 21, 2022
Discovery functionality covers endpoints and shared folders on servers
Among the most valuable features are the * network DLP, which has two components * DLP agent installed on endpoints * discovery, as it covers the endpoints and shared folders on servers. These features are important for control. A main part of DLP is its use as a tool that provides different layers of controls. 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.
Jun 10, 2021
Good compliance management but the support is lacking and the effectiveness needs to be improved
I wasn't involved in the implementation for this client in particular. My experience with McAfee from a vendor perspective is if you have the right skills, it can be deployed quite easily. The only challenge is it uses a lot of hardware. The time it takes for deployment depends on the variety of clients. Some clients have 1,000 users, so it's quite easy. The actual deployment before rollout to all of your users is not long. It takes approximately two weeks. The number of people required to maintain this solution depends on the scale of the project, the customer itself, and the number of users. There is a lot of awareness that needs to go into DLP and Endpoint DLP to train the user.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The solution’s content classification is the best."
"The most valuable feature is security."
"I did not experience any crashes. The solution has been stable in my usage."
"We don't require a lot of downtime, but when we do then we are getting proper support with no issue."
"The integration is great."
"The feature I found most valuable is the DLP. We are using it to do encryptions."
"Scalability-wise, I rate this solution a nine out of ten."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is that it captures where the data is being moved."
"The tool focuses on endpoints rather than networks. Endpoints cover everything. It wouldn't be possible to steal confidential information from endpoints."
"The ability to block all USBs from the McAfee portal has been great."
"The solution is very user-friendly and valuable."
"Offers some good protection features."
"The solution has good stability and endpoint."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to control access to USB drives and other external devices."
"The stability of the solution can be good. However, the configuration takes a long time for it to be done properly."
"The administrative capabilities and the interface make this product accessible and easy to use."


"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."
"The tool needs to integrate data classification."
"The support could improve Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention."
"The APIs for device integration are limited, so that could be improved."
"One area that could be improved is the support. The current support is not very good. Because they don't come on time when a customer really needs it, they take a lot of time to troubleshoot anything."
"The product is good, but the biggest issue is needing direct support from Forcepoint."
"The price could be reduced to be more cost, effective."
"I would like to see the product extended into the cloud as a single solution."
"We faced many issues with the solution's customer support, and it should be made customer-friendly and more responsive."
"It could improve how it deals with solar data."
"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 user interface is messy and could be simplified."
"Lacks GDPR regulations to enhance security."
"The product fails to offer automatic classification capabilities to its users."
"The interface can be improved, it's too cluttered."
"There are a lot of vulnerabilities and viruses and malware can proliferate."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Forcepoint DLP is a bit expensive."
"The licensing of Forcepoint is quite straightforward. It's based on the number of users. The support fees are a separate cost."
"Forcepoint has been very cost-effective because they gave us a good deal while procuring the DLP solution."
"I prefer Forceoint because it is cheaper than Symantec."
"The pricing and licensing fees could be improved."
"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."
"The pricing is fine."
"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."
"I'm paying the license for McAfee Total Protection yearly. It could be cheaper, but it's fine."
"There is an annual license to use this solution."
"The price is high for this type of product."
"The pricing seems expensive both for the license and the support."
"McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is an expensive solution."
"It's not a cheap option."
"I would rate the solution's pricing a six out of ten."
"The price of McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is expensive. It is not the most expensive solution but it is typically 15 to 20 percent higher than other solutions. There is no additional cost to using McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention."
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Top Industries

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?
The technical support for the solution is very good.
What needs improvement with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?
They need to improve their reporting feature as well as the incident response. They have very limited and basic response rules available for incident management so they need to improve them.
What do you like most about McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention?
The tool focuses on endpoints rather than networks. Endpoints cover everything. It wouldn't be possible to steal confidential information from endpoints.

Also Known As

Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint Data Security Suite, Websense Data Security Suite
McAfee Total Protection for Data, McAfee Total Protection for DLP, Total Protection for Data, Intel Security Total Protection for Data

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Sample Customers

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
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