Micro Focus Data Protector vs Symantec Data Loss Prevention comparison

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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus Data Protector and Symantec Data Loss Prevention based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle backup file.""The initial setup was relatively easy.""It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.""I like that it supports HPE UNIX servers since many backup solutions do not - this is the main reason why we chose this solution.""If you have an idea of what you are doing, it's very flexible and very stable.""Data Protector's GUI is the most useful feature.""The stability of the product seems to be quite good.""Data Protector is quite simple and easy to deploy. The deployment is always the same. It's on a server, and the agents are deployed to the machines in a straightforward way. We have two engineers who deploy and manage all our backup solutions."

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"We can integrate with some other tools such as Splunk, which is very useful.""I like how I have the possibility to check different channels with the same policy set.""I have found the most valuable feature to be partial enlisting.""The solution is simple to use with good administrative controls and a console that is easy to understand.""The most valuable feature of Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the ease of modification.""The solution offers great reporting.""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."

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"Micro Focus Data Protector must improve its overall evolution record. They need to focus on hardware based instant recovery, client recovery, and cloud ability. Now there is no cloud ability.""Other tools seem to be easier to use.""It has a lot of undeveloped functions like window searching and patent searching, and within the main backup processes like VMware and Microsoft Exchange. It's completely not user-friendly, and it has no built-in antivirus software. In my opinion, Micro Focus Data Protector is not an enterprise level solution.""The Micro Focus Data Protector support is not as good as Veeam Backup & Replication's support.""The downside of the flexibility on offer is if you over-configure it, it may fail to function as some configurations may not match.""We have a lot of requests for the Micro Focus team, particularly in terms of the Japanese data pattern, as it's not as good now. The Japanese data pattern accuracy of the Micro Focus Data Protector needs to be improved because there are a lot of false negatives and false positives. We are currently testing this and our product team has been communicating with the Micro Focus team.""The GUI could be updated. The GUI hasn't changed since version 6. It's on version 10 now. The reporting could also be better. Also, while Data Protector is excellent for backing up physical hardware, it needs more features for backing up VM images because many environments use hypervisor.""It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support."

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"The solution relies on and Oracle database which is not financially feasible for many customers.""DLP could be improved by implementing a cloud-based console.""Symantec Data Loss Prevention could improve by having better system resource management, cloud option, and more features.""There should be more documentation with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. We had trouble with the first few deployments.""In the object capture recognition, which we implemented recently, there are a lot of false positives that have been happening.""Since being acquired by Broadcom, the support has really degraded for small and medium enterprises.""I would like to see an improved interface, with better documentation and integration with other products.""What could be improved in Symantec Data Loss Prevention is its security. It should be more secure."

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  • "The solution requires paying for a license."
  • "Our licensing is on a capacity basis."
  • "There is a perpetual license involved in addition to support which needs to be renewed annually."
  • "They have two types of licensing, one is for storage capacity and the other is client licensing. The capacity licensing here is a bit expensive."
  • "The pricing is acceptable for enterprise level companies, but it's not acceptable for small- and medium-sized businesses. Micro Focus Data Protector is not an enterprise level solution, and it should cover small- and medium-sized businesses with acceptable prices."
  • "Pricing for Micro Focus Data Protector is reasonable."
  • "We have many competitors who are pricing better, and we believe that our pricing is higher."
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  • "The price is competitive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "The solution should be less expensive to allow more people the opportunity to use it. Some of their competitors are less expensive. There is a license required to use the solution and we purchased an annual license."
  • "The price of Symantec Data Loss Prevention could be reduced."
  • "There is an annual license required to use this solution."
  • "Support is a little costly, but you get what you pay for."
  • "DLP could be a bit cheaper."
  • "The solution's pricing is based on a license model."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Data Protector's GUI is the most useful feature.
    Top Answer:I provide Data Protector as a solution to my customers, but I have fewer clients using the product these days.
    Top Answer:I rate Data Protector six out of 10 for affordability. I don't know the exact cost, but the Micro Focus license is expensive compared to other products like VM. You can back up VMs for free.
    Top Answer:Competitive products don't even compare to the solution with regard to its capabilities. The only reason to choose another solution is budget because the solution requires licenses for the product and… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is simple to use with good administrative controls and a console that is easy to understand.
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    Also Known As
    Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
    Symantec DLP
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    Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

    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

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    Sample Customers
    GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
    Hadassah University Hospital, Her Majestys Government (HMG), United Kingdom, Hitachi Consulting Software Services India Pvt Ltd., Hua Nan Bank, Hyundai Department Store Group,JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, Lake Health, McCann Erickson Israel, Molina Healthcare Inc., PGi, Quilvest Switzerland Limited, State of Nevada Public Employees Benefits Program, Symantec Corporation (Enterprise Security), The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (DLP), The Saudi Industrial Property Authority, TSO cloud, Visa, Yunnan Power Grid Company
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company20%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Computer Software Company7%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention
    May 2019
    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: May 2019.
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    Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 21st in Backup and Recovery Software with 18 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 20 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.6, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "User-friendly, competitive, agent-based, and easy to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Great Data Loss Prevention technology with impressive granularity and good stability". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, HPE StoreOnce, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Zerto and Dell NetWorker, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Protector and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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