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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.
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Pros
"There's a good amount of documentation in case you run into any problems.""It has helped our clients to reduce the time to action on insider threats because it can be integrated.""The auto-labeling feature is definitely the most valuable feature. It goes in and labels the documents for you in different repositories. It covers the Outlook and Exchange repositories along with SharePoint and OneDrive. It is really helpful in those areas.""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."

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"DLP's most valuable feature is compliance.""DLP's most valuable feature is that it's more granular in terms of creating block-based policies, which gives you more options to create policies in a filtered way.""Technical support is very professional and responsive.""An excellent solution for data classification.""The most valuable feature of Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the ease of modification.""I like how I have the possibility to check different channels with the same policy set.""The tool's really working well, and the agents are good.""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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Cons
"There is a lot of ambiguity when you are setting up labels, such as sensitive information labels. It is a little daunting at first if you don't have prior knowledge, and there is a little bit of a learning curve for setting up the labels. Some of the setup wizards could be more helpful from an AI perspective. They can streamline the setup through more AI technologies so that you don't have to jump through so many hoops and different menus and dropdowns. It would be useful to have a setup wizard that is more hands-off and engaging for setting up the information type labels. If you tell them this is what we're trying to protect, it should basically start to lead you down that path of best practices. Such a feature would be great.""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.""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.""Technical support is awful."

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"Symantec Data Loss Prevention could improve by having better system resource management, cloud option, and more features.""What could be improved in Symantec Data Loss Prevention is its security. It should be more secure.""Since being acquired by Broadcom, the support has really degraded for small and medium enterprises.""The database is a problem for us, as it's running on Oracle and not everybody likes that.""The solution could offer improved more informative documentation.""The solution is not user-friendly.""I would like to see an improved interface, with better documentation and integration with other products.""DLP could be improved by implementing a cloud-based console."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is a part of our Microsoft licensing. We pay for a yearly renewal. Its price is reasonable for the size of the organization we are. It is fairly competitive, and you get what you pay for. We have an E5 license, and a part of understanding the E5 license is to see what all you get with it. If you really look at it from that standpoint, you get a lot of value. You have Defender and all its security features in there as well. Their licensing is fairly flexible. They have different programs. We've seen ones where you could pay for up to three to five years in advance. There is also a monthly pay-as-you-go type of deal, but we're doing a yearly renewal and fixing the budget."
  • "Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is part of a bundle and is not sold as a standalone product."
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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:The auto-labeling feature is definitely the most valuable feature. It goes in and labels the documents for you in different repositories. It covers the Outlook and Exchange repositories along with… more »
    Top Answer:It is a part of our Microsoft licensing. We pay for a yearly renewal. Its price is reasonable for the size of the organization we are. It is fairly competitive, and you get what you pay for. We have… more »
    Top Answer:There is a lot of ambiguity when you are setting up labels, such as sensitive information labels. It is a little daunting at first if you don't have prior knowledge, and there is a little bit of a… more »
    Top Answer:I don't handle the pricing. I'm not a part of the sales or purchasing team.
    Top Answer:We're a Symantec partner. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, MS Endpoint DLP, Microsoft Endpoint DLP
    Symantec DLP
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    Overview

    At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

    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

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
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    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Insurance Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company20%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention
    January 2023
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    Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is ranked 6th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 4 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 21 reviews. Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.2, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention writes "Gives us great visibility into data governance, and integration with Microsoft solutions is easier". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Data Loss Prevention writes "Great Data Loss Prevention technology with impressive granularity and good stability". Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Zscaler Cloud DLP, Amazon Macie, Digital Guardian and McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention, whereas Symantec Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Protector, Digital Guardian and GTB Technologies Inspector. See our Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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