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We performed a comparison between McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention and Sophos SafeGuard 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.
To learn more, read our detailed McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Sophos SafeGuard Report (Updated: March 2020).
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Pros
"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.""The most valuable feature right now is the user control.""Enables customization of file types and for different scenarios.""You can manage your compliance in line with legislation such as GDPR and POPIA.""This solution has a rich set of policies.""Offers some good protection features.""McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is a very stable product.""It can scale."

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"The malware protection and the scanning features are most valuable in this solution.""It's the best solution on the market.""I like its ease of use the most. The management console is really nice. I like having one pane of glass that does everything. It does the Sophos anti-virus and encryption. Everything that you need is in one place. It is easy to use, and it is also pretty fast. It provides some pretty good details, and it lets you know who has access to a file. You can also add additional people to the encrypted documents, which is pretty good. Its stability and performance are also very good.""The solution can block a virus attack and prevent it from moving across the system.""It's a straightforward solution.""I like the support most of all.""SafeGuard's best feature is its stability.""The solution has a great VPN."

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Cons
"Our client is not very happy with the lack of support, the skills, and the effectiveness of the tool.""McAfee needs to clarify its rules.""The UI needs to be simplified.""We need to do a lot of configuration.""There are a lot of vulnerabilities and viruses and malware can proliferate.""The solution takes up too much CPU and memory.""In my experience, it's not really user-friendly for me, in terms of how I navigate with the ePolicy Orchestrator. They need to upgrade their management console.""Lacks GDPR regulations to enhance security."

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"There are times that this solution takes up too much memory that needs to be resolved. If it is not fixed it will definitely create issues in the future.""The dashboards lack sufficient information.""It's a good product, but some are not happy with the boot BCN, and the point-to-point VPN requires the best protection.""The solution lacks direct connectivity to Azure AD.""SafeGuard's user interface is ugly and doesn't provide reports, so we have to go into the database and get information from there by creating queries.""It would be ideal if the solution had different features within one agent.""You have to pay extra for some additional features, like data extraction. It would be nice if everything was available in one bundle.""The solution's ability to integrate with other solutions, such as a DLP, should be addressed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If the client purchases the entire suite of McAfee Endpoint, the license is included."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution."
  • "It's not a cheap option."
  • "I'm paying the license for McAfee Total Protection yearly. It could be cheaper, but it's fine."
  • "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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  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing could be better."
  • "It would be great if the price of the solution was lower than the current price. If we are to sell this particular solution to smaller businesses and not just enterprise businesses it needs to be lower."
  • "We pay around $10 a year for each endpoint, including support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Although I don't have too much information on the exact costs of the solution, it's my understanding that the pricing is pretty good.
    Top Answer:We've had issues with the Lower and Upper filter of the device control module. Technical support doesn't really offer fast response times. They could continue to refine their defense on signature… more »
    Top Answer:We're systems integrators. We aren't McAfee customers. I would recommend this solution to other companies. It's stable and strong in data loss prevention. It works quite well. Overall, on a scale from… more »
    Top Answer:You have to pay extra for some additional features, like data extraction. It would be nice if everything was available in one bundle.
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    Also Known As
    McAfee Total Protection for Data, McAfee Total Protection for DLP, Total Protection for Data, Intel Security Total Protection for Data
    SafeGuard, SafeGuard Encryption
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    Overview
    McAfee Total Protection for Data solution suite protects your data using a combination of powerful encryption, access control, and user-behavior monitoring.
    Protect your confidential information and comply with regulatory mandates safely and securely with SafeGuard Enterprise, Utimaco's comprehensive modular information protection platform. SafeGuard Enterprise is a modular information protection control platform that enforces policy-based security for PCs and mobile devices across mixed environments. SafeGuard Enterprise offers full transparency to end-users and is easy to administer from a single central console.
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    Sample Customers
    Kleberg Bank
    Rushmoor Borough Council
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm63%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Security Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Insurance Company18%
    Marketing Services Firm18%
    Non Tech Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government11%
    Retailer6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business57%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise21%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Sophos SafeGuard
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Sophos SafeGuard and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is ranked 5th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 13 reviews while Sophos SafeGuard is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 9 reviews. McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.0, while Sophos SafeGuard is rated 8.8. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos SafeGuard writes "Good stability and performance, easy to use, and has one pane of glass that does everything". McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Cisco Secure Endpoint and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, whereas Sophos SafeGuard is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint, Symantec Endpoint Encryption and Digital Guardian. See our McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention vs. Sophos SafeGuard report.

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