We performed a comparison between Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention and Symantec Data Loss Prevention 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.
"There's a good amount of documentation in case you run into any problems."
"One of the valuable features of Purview is the ability to create a legal hold on a user's account within the compliance portal. That's pretty useful when it comes to any litigation or if you want to redeem the content within a mailbox, OneDrive, or a generic public SharePoint site."
"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."
"It has helped our clients to reduce the time to action on insider threats because it can be integrated."
"I rate Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's stability a ten out of ten."
"The product is easy to configure."
"We can use Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention to manage devices and site policies."
"What I like about Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the technical support it provides. It's good."
"DLP's most valuable feature is compliance."
"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."
"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 solution can easily scale."
"Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the number one product in its field. It does its job well and it has all the necessary features. It is definitely better than any other solution on the market."
"Users like the product because of its simplicity and the rate of detection."
"An excellent solution for data classification."
"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 platform can be challenging to navigate and has the potential for improvement."
"The solution should provide better integration with other systems."
"There is no AIP for Linux systems. That's a setback. Another thing it's lacking is libraries to work with Python. It has libraries for C# and C++, for example, but not for Python and, these days, Python is very useful."
"A site can have different containers where you store data. We have always wanted to apply compliance, labels, and policies at the container level, rather than to an outer shell or at the site level. That is something we have been looking forward to and I believe Microsoft is already planning something like that."
"They do not provide language options beyond the ones already available, so our language option is missing."
"Technical support is awful."
"Sometimes setting up the solution can get a little tricky because it would depend on your internal infrastructure. For example, you have to connect the Symantec Data Loss Prevention platform and you need to integrate it, so that could make the process somewhat difficult."
"The solution relies on and Oracle database which is not financially feasible for many customers."
"Where things could be improved is that product engineering takes time to respond when we make a request. They get on a call for troubleshooting, but fixing the issue takes time."
"I would like to see changes to the analytics."
"The console is not the best one. There is room for improvement in the management console."
"Reporting could be improved."
"Since being acquired by Broadcom, the support has really degraded for small and medium enterprises."
"Symantec Data Loss Prevention's setup needs to be easier and support needs to be improved."
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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
Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is ranked 4th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 7 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 21 reviews. Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.0, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention writes "Integrates well, connects with iOS and Android devices, and takes into account critical regulations from around the world". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Consitent, accurate, and simple". Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Intune, Amazon Macie, Zscaler Cloud DLP and Digital Guardian, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, CoSoSys Endpoint Protector and Safetica ONE. See our Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.
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