Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs Zscaler DLP comparison

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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention and Zscaler DLP 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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"The product has improved compliance and confidence. We are aware of the data that is leaving our organization. It provides confidence in data management and information storage.""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.""Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's responses are faster. Its installation is also reliable. The security score helps with the security part.""The product can block the uploads to cloud services.""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.""I rate Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's stability a ten out of ten.""For Purview's natively integrated compliance across Azure, Dynamics 365, and Office 365, I would give it a 10 out of 10. It provides all the insights and information."

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"The most valuable aspect of Zscaler Cloud DLP is its automatic DLP feature.""On DLP terms, Zscaler Cloud DLP ensures that data doesn't go outside of the organization. So on the network level, Zscaler does a pretty good job.""You can close your data protection gaps with Zscaler. You can quickly find all the classified, sensitive data across the cloud.""The product’s most valuable features are inbound and outbound scanning and API control.""It is a very scalable solution. Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.""As a cloud-based service, it is very easily implemented.""The initial setup is easy.""The customer service and support are very good."

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"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.""The platform can be challenging to navigate and has the potential for improvement.""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.""The solution should provide better integration with other systems.""Technical support is awful.""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 need for improvements, particularly in ensuring that file-based recognition is more reliable and comprehensive.""Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's licensing is expensive."

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"There could be a feature to view the VPN tunnel activities in terms of configuration.""Another area of improvement is implementation through non-client connectors. The solution can be implemented in two ways. One uses the back file; the other one uses client connectors. So the client connector is pretty fast, but when it comes to non-client connectors and procedures, it's kind of delayed and slow.""They should work on a replica account. There could be alerts and replica files sent to the DLP team during data collection.""The only issue with Zscaler Cloud DLP is that it only gives you DLP protection from web traffic, which is flowing out, while a full-blown DLP solution such as Forcepoint or Symantec gives you DLP coverage for multiple channels. Zscaler Cloud DLP doesn't give you coverage for email, fax, and USB channels, and this is the only challenge or room for improvement in the solution. It's just an extension on top of what you're buying on the proxy, so it's just an added layer, and it doesn't cover DLP on a very broad level. I'm unsure if Zcaler is in the business of competing with a full-blown DLP solution, and if there's a plan to expand the features of Zscaler Cloud DLP beyond the web channel because you'll have to deploy a full-blown agent for it. I'm unsure if this is on the cards because the solution is just an added layer that you get with your proxy. I've asked the Zcaler team whether there's a plan to go full DLP in the future, but I didn't get a positive response. There isn't any feature I'd like added to Zscaler Cloud DLP currently, because anything you could think of that should be in cloud or SaaS solutions is already there, except for machine learning, as it's the only functionality that seems to be lacking in the solution. Machine learning is an additional policy available in other DLP solutions in the market, but my team didn't find it in Zscaler Cloud DLP.""Zscaler Cloud DLP needs to improve its compatibility with other security tools.""The product must allow users to check logs for an entire year in the local console.""The tool must provide IP-blocking features.""In the next release, I would like to see RE2 Regex supported."

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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."
  • "The product has the best price-to-performance ratio."
  • "It's a little bit pricey compared to competitors, but it's not too high."
  • "We are using the E3 license for Microsoft 365 with the E5 compliance license add-on."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "I am satisfied with the tool's pricing."
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  • "It is an auto-renewal subscription service."
  • "The licensing model for Zscaler Cloud DLP allows you to only buy what you need. You don't need to buy it as a whole, so it's good."
  • "Zscaler DLP solution is expensive, with a fixed pricing structure that is billed annually and monthly. There are no additional costs for licenses."
  • "Zscaler Cloud DLP is moderately priced. We pay around 2 million rupees per year."
  • "The product is a little more expensive than other tools."
  • "It's expensive currently. But when purchasing for a large number of users, there's room to negotiate. It's really up to the procurement team."
  • "The product has reasonable pricing."
  • "The product is a bit expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are identifying sensitive data and issuing alerts.
    Top Answer:The Endpoint DLP engine has a lot of delays. The just-in-time protection feature does not always work as expected, mainly when working with network files in a more classic environment.
    Top Answer:We use the solution to build zero-trust networks. We use it to block everything except the trusted URLs. We get a bunch of URLs from the customers, whitelist them in the solution, and everything else… more »
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    Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, MS Endpoint DLP, Microsoft Endpoint DLP
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    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company38%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Zscaler DLP
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Zscaler DLP and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is ranked 1st in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 13 reviews while Zscaler DLP is ranked 4th in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with 15 reviews. Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.0, while Zscaler DLP is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention writes "Automation has given us consistent analytics and improved quality of insights into user activity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler DLP writes "Provides a range of security measures to protect network traffic". Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Intune, Amazon Macie and Digital Guardian, whereas Zscaler DLP is most compared with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Varonis Platform, CoSoSys Endpoint Protector and Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Data Loss Prevention. See our Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention vs. Zscaler DLP report.

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