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.

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"It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.""I like that Micro Focus keeps a separate catalog of our data.""The dashboards in Micro Focus Data Protector are very good. They are similar to the dashboards in Veeam Backup & Replication.""What we find most valuable in Micro Focus Data Protector is that it provides Japanese data protection, for example, it protects information such as the full Japanese name, address, etc.""It works excellently only with Oracle.""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.""The most valuable feature of Data Protector is its integration with VMware. A lot of software these days integrates with VMware, and you can run some of these things on virtual machines. You can even have your backup manager running on a virtual machine and use physical managers to move data around. Their VMware integration isn't too bad, but Commvault has that feature, and many other backup products do.""If you have an idea of what you are doing, it's very flexible and very stable."

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"DLP's most valuable feature is compliance.""The most valuable features of Symantec Data Loss Prevention are endpoint security, endpoint agent, and DLP. Additionally, we have been satisfied with the policies.""What we like about Symantec Data Loss Prevention is that it's a very good product. We never faced any problems with its performance. It has very good performance. There was this RAM issue, but it was an internal issue which we've sorted out. Apart from the RAM issue, there are no other issues with Symantec Data Loss Prevention.""The solution is simple to use with good administrative controls and a console that is easy to understand.""The data-at-rest features are the most valuable because they let us identify data infected with ransomware and prevent employees from being exploited through phishing attacks. If an employee is compromised, the attacker can access servers and deposit ransomware. This enables the attacker to exfiltrate data remotely using employees' credentials. It might be valuable data that could cause a business reputational and financial damage if stolen and publicized. It could also be credit card data or personal health information stored on critical servers.""The accuracy in terms of the rate of detection is good.""The solution offers great reporting.""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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"Many of our users complain about the GUI. You still need to rely on the command line interface. Because it originated as a Unix system, Data Protector is still a command line-driven solution, which makes it seem rather dated compared to systems that are built around a GUI from day one. It doesn't affect the functionality, but some people don't find it user-friendly.""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.""Micro Focus are improving Data Protector with every new version and since we began undergoing training with the latest version we have not faced any real challenges yet. However, their support does need to be improved, in my opinion. In certain critical cases that we've had, they did not provide a satisfactory level of support.""The online backups of Office 365 have room for improvement. This is now available for the Exchange Online part of Office 365, but we're still waiting for SharePoint Online, Teams, etc. We know that it's coming, but it takes time.""Microfocus needs to build a partnership with other vendors in addition to HPE as far as cloud consolidation of backups.""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.""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.""I do not think that this solution is relevant in the current IT market. They have not upgraded their features and functionalities which makes it difficult for them to remain competitive."

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"Symantec could improve by being more creative and simplifying the functions. Additionally, the data protection should be bundled with data classification and labeling instead of them being separate.""They need to expand the channels they check.""The solution relies on and Oracle database which is not financially feasible for many customers.""Different departments should manage administration, reporting, normalization and incident management.""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.""The deployment is complex.""The policies need to be improved."

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  • "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."
  • "Data Protector's pricing is very competitive and we have no issues in this regard. I would give it an eight out of ten in terms of pricing."
  • "The license for the solution is very expensive compared to the other products in the market."
  • "It is more affordable compared to other vendors."
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  • "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."
  • "The price of Symantec DLP is fair. I don't recall the cost of the license, but it wasn't outrageous enough that it was an obstacle to approval. I'm not concerned with how much per seat or server, but I know they charge a lot."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution's price is more reasonable than the other vendors.
    Top Answer:The solution's customer support service needs a lot of improvement. Presently, they take a long time to resolve simple issues.
    Top Answer:The accuracy in terms of the rate of detection is good.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure about scanning speeds. In my previous experience, we had some problems and some speed issues. The data loss prevention feature is working pretty well; however, sometimes, if you want to… more »
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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 Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Insurance Company15%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
    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 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 18 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 23 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.8, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.2. 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 "Consitent, accurate, and simple". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, HPE StoreOnce, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Azure Backup, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, CoSoSys Endpoint Protector and Amazon Macie. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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