We performed a comparison between Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention and Symantec Data Loss Prevention based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Symantec comes out on top in this comparison. According to its reviewers, it is more fairly priced and a more comprehensive and powerful solution than Forcepoint. Forcepoint does come out on top in the Support category, however.
"Scalability-wise, I rate this solution a nine out of ten."
"The feature I found most valuable is the DLP. We are using it to do encryptions."
"The scalability is fantastic. One of the things that I like about Forcepoint is that I can customize the solution to suit my objectives."
"Forcepoint DLP's most valuable feature is that it provides complete end-to-end security."
"This solution has a great encryption feature."
"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 product is user-friendly."
"The incident management and fingerprinting have been the most valuable features."
"It has good options for policy findings. You can do granular policy enhancements with multiple options. And the SMB blocking is a very good feature."
"We can integrate with some other tools such as Splunk, which is very useful."
"The accuracy in terms of the rate of detection is good."
"Good end point encryption and data loss prevention."
"The solution can easily scale."
"The most valuable aspect of Symantec DLP is its broad coverage. Symantec DLP covers USB, Outlook email clients, and web traffic. If we install the endpoint DLP, we can cover multiple channels, including the clipboard and printer."
"DLP's most valuable feature is compliance."
"With respect to the amount of intelligence that they have with respect to how they formed the DLP solution, for example, exact data matching. If you compare Forcepoint with Symantec, Symantec is more sophisticated than Forcepoint."
"The solution's interface is still not user-friendly for some customers. So, its interface can be better."
"An area for improvement in Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is the complex UI and policy deployment. You have to find the policies, and then designing the policies is also tricky."
"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."
"With respect to the discovery component, the reports are very hard to interpret because they come out in an illogical format."
"I'd like the data classification to be better."
"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."
"They can improve a bit in the OCR category. The OCR deployment could be simplified. Right now, you have to set up a separate server to manage all the data going through the network, especially the images. Forcepoint could better integrate the OCR component with central management."
"Feature requests do take some time to implement."
"Symantec DLP doesn't provide complete cloud coverage. We need another DLP solution to monitor our cloud applications."
"What could be improved in Symantec Data Loss Prevention is its security. It should be more secure."
"The deployment is complex."
"There should be more information about the features of the solution and what they do. This way we would be able to use all the features that are available."
"We need to have agent auto-parsing."
"In the object capture recognition, which we implemented recently, there are a lot of false positives that have been happening."
"I would like to see changes to the analytics."
"The one downside for Symantec is that, due to its transition from Symantec to Broadcom, there's been a lot of changes. I am based in the Philippines and we don't have a contact person locally for any Symantec."
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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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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.”
Keeping sensitive corporate information safe and compliant has never been easy. But today, you’re faced with a totally new set of data protection challenges. Sensitive information is leaving the safety of your corporate network as more employees share files over consumer cloud storage services and access those files on their own mobile devices. The number of targeted cyber attacks continues to grow, as cybercriminals develop effective new methods for defeating traditional security measures and stealing corporate information. And as all of these factors converge, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage corporate information and protect it against loss and theft.
Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) provides a comprehensive approach to information protection that embraces today’s cloud- and mobile-centered realities. With DLP, you can:
• Discover where data is stored across all of your cloud, mobile, network, endpoint, and storage systems
• Monitor how data is being used, whether your employees are on or off the network
• Protect data from being leaked or stolen—no matter where it’s stored or how it’s used
Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is ranked 3rd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 26 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 25 reviews. Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.0, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.4. 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 Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Consitent, accurate, and simple". Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, Endpoint Protector, Zscaler Cloud DLP and GTB Technologies Inspector, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Protector, Digital Guardian and Zscaler Cloud DLP. See our Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.
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