Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention comparison

 

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Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

Forcepoint Data Loss Preven...
Ranking in Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
2nd
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
53
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Microsoft Purview Data Loss...
Ranking in Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
1st
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
14
Ranking in other categories
Microsoft Security Suite (11th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) category, the mindshare of Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is 16.7%, down from 17.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is 22.6%, up from 21.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Unique Categories:
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Microsoft Security Suite
1.8%
 

Featured Reviews

Edwin Eze-Osiago - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 16, 2023
Integrates well with third-party products and flexible
I would like to see the product extended into the cloud as a single solution. It currently requires another product, the Cloud Access Security Brokers, to protect both on-premise and cloud data. I hope it can be consolidated into a single suite, offering protection for both On-Premise and cloud data, users on and off the corporate network, and users using corporate devices and BYOD. It would make the whole DLP process much more linear and efficient. I agree that moving to the cloud is the future and the present, and many people who use DLP have already made a move to the cloud.
LP
Nov 28, 2023
Provides confidence in data management and information storage
The product has improved compliance and confidence. We are aware of the data that is leaving our organization. It provides confidence in data management and information storage.  Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention ensures users don't accidentally send inappropriate information outside.  The…

Quotes from Members

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

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."
"This solution has a great encryption feature."
"The fingerprinting technology is the solution's most valuable feature. It's unique to Forcepoint."
"The GUI is very intuitive. That is the way I would explain its ease of use. It is straightforward."
"Stable and scalable solution for data protection. It offers good technical support, and has no major installation issues."
"A very user-friendly predefining feature."
"Regardless of the size of your company, this solution can be scaled accurately."
"Forcepoint DLP's most valuable feature is that it provides complete end-to-end security."
"Because everything is on Microsoft and we use Azure, integration with the product is easier. That's the most important thing when you use many Microsoft products. It's easier to integrate everything in one place."
"The product can block the uploads to cloud services."
"I rate Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's stability a ten out of ten."
"The most valuable features are identifying sensitive data and issuing alerts."
"The product is easy to configure."
"If we can prevent information from going out, eventually, when a regulator is asking about our security measures, we can show what we've been doing."
"There's a good amount of documentation in case you run into any problems."
"The product has improved compliance and confidence. We are aware of the data that is leaving our organization. It provides confidence in data management and information storage."
 

Cons

"I would like to see the product extended into the cloud as a single solution."
"We faced some issues with the endpoint installation of the agent as it is not from a common ground."
"We want to be able to do data classification better in the product and reduce false positives, especially on data loss prevention."
"The post-optical character recognization feature could be improved because it only really works on documents with some length (at least three paragraphs)."
"I am really impressed by the interface and management console but the requirements are very high and the response time is too slow."
"With respect to the discovery component, the reports are very hard to interpret because they come out in an illogical format."
"An area for improvement for Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is its price. It would be good if they could offer better pricing."
"The setup is complex and has room for improvement."
"There is a lot of ambiguity when you are setting up labels, such as sensitive information labels. It is a little daunting at first if you don't have prior knowledge, and there is a little bit of a learning curve for setting up the labels. Some of the setup wizards could be more helpful from an AI perspective. They can streamline the setup through more AI technologies so that you don't have to jump through so many hoops and different menus and dropdowns. It would be useful to have a setup wizard that is more hands-off and engaging for setting up the information type labels. If you tell them this is what we're trying to protect, it should basically start to lead you down that path of best practices. Such a feature would be great."
"Technical support is awful."
"The AI advancements can improve the false positives."
"Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's licensing is expensive."
"The platform can be challenging to navigate and has the potential for improvement."
"I would like Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention to be on the source code or SQL databases. It is difficult to do classification and labeling when you have a third-party source code or a third-party Oracle database. It is seamless when it comes to Microsoft documents but is not so with third-party source codes. Microsoft needs to work on it a little bit more."
"The scalability, in terms of the portal, could be more user-friendly. Sometimes I have faced difficulties in identifying the options."
"The solution should provide better integration with other systems."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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 can't comment on the cost, as a different department handles that."
"This solution is quite expensive."
"The price of the solution is expensive."
"The pricing for Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is more expensive than Symantec, but it's negotiable. It depends on how well you negotiate. The solution is worth the money, though, based on the services and facilities it provides to my company."
"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 fine."
"Forcepoint has been very cost-effective because they gave us a good deal while procuring the DLP solution."
"Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is part of a bundle and is not sold as a standalone product."
"I am satisfied with the tool's pricing."
"It is a part of our Microsoft licensing. We pay for a yearly renewal. Its price is reasonable for the size of the organization we are. It is fairly competitive, and you get what you pay for. We have an E5 license, and a part of understanding the E5 license is to see what all you get with it. If you really look at it from that standpoint, you get a lot of value. You have Defender and all its security features in there as well. Their licensing is fairly flexible. They have different programs. We've seen ones where you could pay for up to three to five years in advance. There is also a monthly pay-as-you-go type of deal, but we're doing a yearly renewal and fixing the budget."
"It's a little bit pricey compared to competitors, but it's not too high."
"The product has the best price-to-performance ratio."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"We are using the E3 license for Microsoft 365 with the E5 compliance license add-on."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
16%
Computer Software Company
15%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Insurance Company
5%
Financial Services Firm
17%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Retailer
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?
The technical support for the solution is very good.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?
I don't actually know about prices. I am the technical support engineer of the tool.
What needs improvement with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?
The main area of concern is the tool's technical support. I would suggest the technical engineers reply to users as soon as possible since it usually takes them some time to respond.
What do you like most about Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention?
The most valuable features are identifying sensitive data and issuing alerts.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention?
The pricing is a little bit better when compared to others on the market.
What needs improvement with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention?
It could cover more solutions and technologies. One of the challenges that we're facing now is how we can identify our critical information storage level, for example, via scanning or some other me...
 

Also Known As

Forcepoint DLP, Forcepoint Data Security Suite, Websense Data Security Suite
Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, MS Endpoint DLP, Microsoft Endpoint DLP
 

Overview

 

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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