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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
"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.""It has helped our clients to reduce the time to action on insider threats because it can be integrated.""There's a good amount of documentation in case you run into any problems."

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"What I like about Symantec Data Loss Prevention is the technical support it provides. It's good.""The most valuable features of Symantec Data Loss Prevention are endpoint security, endpoint agent, and DLP. Additionally, we have been satisfied with the policies.""The exfiltration capabilities are great. You can put all of these rules in the product to detect the patterns and text.""Technical support is very professional and responsive.""I have found the most valuable feature to be partial enlisting.""Good end point encryption and data loss prevention.""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.""The tool's really working well, and the agents are good."

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Cons
"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.""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.""Technical support is awful."

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"The solution is not user-friendly.""The policies need to be improved.""Symantec Data Loss Prevention could improve by having better system resource management, cloud option, and more features.""The database is a problem for us, as it's running on Oracle and not everybody likes that.""I would like to see an improved interface, with better documentation and integration with other products.""There should be more information about the features of the solution and what they do. This way we would be able to use all the features that are available.""The solution could offer improved more informative documentation.""Different departments should manage administration, reporting, normalization and incident management."

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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:The solution is simple to use with good administrative controls and a console that is easy to understand.
    Top Answer:The solution should integrate with other databases because it relies on Oracle which is not financially feasible for many customers, particularly in small or poor countries. Oracle is very expensive… more »
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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

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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 Firm18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Insurance Company21%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,522 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is ranked 8th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 3 reviews while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is ranked 2nd in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 20 reviews. Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.4, while Symantec Data Loss Prevention is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention writes "Definitely the best in class with great stability, competitive price, support for different repositories, and very useful auto-labeling feature". 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, Endpoint Protector, Trend Micro Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian and GTB Technologies Inspector. See our Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Symantec Data Loss Prevention report.

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