2019-08-12T05:57:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Muhammad Ali Aziz - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager Cyber Security Services & Solutions at Trillium
Reseller
Top 5
2022-10-11T11:05:59Z
Oct 11, 2022

I rate Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention 10 out of 10. It's the best product on the market. When our customers compare it with Symantec, McAfee, or Trend Micro, the response is extremely positive. The product is stable and scalable, and the licensing tiers are fairly simple. It's easy for us to explain to customers which features are available for each pricing tier.

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XW
Facility Security Officer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-09-09T14:32:19Z
Sep 9, 2022

I would rate Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention a seven out of ten. It is a good product. I am not overly excited about it, but I believe that all of the software has the same issues that I do. It is the same problems I have had with other software, such as the customer service being slow, something breaking, or there's a patching issue.

Shipra Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at Paramount Computer Systems
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-07-03T14:31:00Z
Jul 3, 2022

If you are considering implementing Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention into your organization, be sure to be clear of your initial requirements. Sometimes users are thinking something totally different and the DLP will not meet those needs. Overall, I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Sasikumar P - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Manager - IT at Durr India
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-16T13:49:52Z
Jun 16, 2022

I rate Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention a seven out of ten.

KC
Manager at KPMG
Real User
2022-05-22T06:02:58Z
May 22, 2022

If the organization is pretty small, then I can recommend this solution. However, if it's a pretty huge organization, I will step back a little bit because it won't serve its whole purpose. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention a six.

Kamal Abdelrahman - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager at Magarah
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-21T13:35:00Z
Feb 21, 2022

Overall, Forcepoint has good strategy and development. It is stable and has not changed as a company for a long time. It is focused on a specific solution and that makes for a good portfolio.

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PP
Management Executive at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-23T06:48:00Z
Sep 23, 2021

The tool works great but they don't talk about the operationalization of the tool from a process perspective. When people sell DLP solutions, they talk about the efficiency of the tool, but they don't talk about the impact that it has on an organization from a resource perspective. You would need a team to analyze all of the exceptions that you have, like the way they do in a SOC, where you have analysts looking at the incident. They analyze and investigate it, and then determine whether it is positive or negative and something that we have to be worried about. For example, our organization had approximately 70,000 end-users, who were employees. There is quite a large amount of data that is transferred across our network. In our case, if a person is sending more than one credit card credential out of the bank, it was flagged. If it was more than one, you had to have a whole backend process where the analyst had to look at it, then perhaps ask the person why they were sending out this information. When we were first looking at this product, there was nobody who informed the customer as to the complete ecosystem that would be required to have an effective DLP solution in play. My advice for anybody who is looking at Forcepoint is that they need to understand what it is that they are trying to prevent. You cannot be totally dependent on the tool to do everything. This is not a criticism of Forcepoint but rather, a criticism of the way it's sold. The product will do what it's built to do. But, if you're expecting it to automatically manage the incident, then it cannot do everything. It can block, it can monitor, and it can create alerts, but you still need your analysts. For most CSOs or IT managers that are looking to deploy, they must factor in the practical implications of operationalizing it. They need to have a process in place. They need to have an escalation process in place, and they need to have resources like analysts to actually look at the exception reports. This is an effective data leakage solution, it does what it's meant to be doing, and the interfaces are great. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using it is to understand the total cost of ownership. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

MD
Sr. Manager at 2Five1
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-17T22:06:00Z
Aug 17, 2021

You definitely need to do a proper calibration of the organization and data flow analysis. Even though there are 1,700 policy templates, each and every organization will have a different set of rules and data to be analyzed. So, data flow analysis is a must with Forcepoint DLP to create a proper policy. Cost-wise, it is a very good product. An organization should really consider this product if they are in process of DLP implementation, or if they are thinking of switching from any other DLP solution. If there is a budget constraint or you need a good DLP solution, I would definitely recommend Forcepoint DLP. I would rate Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention an eight out of 10. There is no DLP that will score a 10.

MUHAMMAD FAHAD  HASSAN - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at ABM Info. tech
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-05T19:55:00Z
Aug 5, 2021

If an organization is small or medium in size, I would deploy Forcepoint for it. The price and the architecture requirements, and the equipment required for small and medium businesses, is reasonable. For large enterprises, with more than 20,000 users, I would deploy Symantec.

AM
Enterprise Information Security Analyst at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-07T13:32:00Z
Apr 7, 2021

What I can recommend is getting the highest tier of support that you can afford, because it's absolutely critical. I don't know how I would do everything if I had to submit a request and wait several days for it. I don't know how I would keep things going in that situation. With a higher level of support you can call someone and you also have someone who is managing your account. That's also really nice, because you get some extra benefits out of that. I'm very satisfied and would rate it at nine out of 10.

MS
Presales Network & Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-19T18:03:10Z
Feb 19, 2021

I would certainly recommend this solution to others. It's one of the best DLP solutions on the market. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

AJEETKUMAR - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Lead- Technical at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-24T07:45:22Z
Nov 24, 2020

This is a product that I can recommend to others who are interested in using it. I would suggest evaluating it and do some testing before making a decision. It's a different environment. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

TA
Cyber Security Consultant and Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-09-27T04:10:00Z
Sep 27, 2020

If you are interested in implementing this solution or any DLP solution for that matter, I would advise you to build your own policies first. In short, build your policies and workflows and organize your enterprise well before you implement this solution. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven.

DN
General Manager - Presales Cloud & Security at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-10T07:35:43Z
Sep 10, 2020

Before implementing this solution, you need to have an understanding of your environment. You need full visibility. Many customers are not aware of their environment and where all of the data is. In summary, it's a fantastic product. I would rate Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention a ten out of ten.

GN
Product Manager with 201-500 employees
Reseller
2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
Jun 14, 2020

If anyone is looking for simplicity in a DLP solution, they must go with Forcepoint. On a scale between one and ten, I would rate Forcepoint a nine.

HM
Chief Information Security Officer and Founder at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
Jan 26, 2020

We were on Office 365 on the cloud. It wasn't enough. Since then, we've described our policy to Apple Mail and have elaborated out information classification. Afterward, we invited the business and the strategic entity to workshops to classify the data effectively and try the solution after implementing the DLP. We use a hybrid deployment model and acquired the solution with the hybrid functionality to help protect our sensitive data in the inter-managed hybrid space. The solution has been good, and it has responded to our needs. As a group, we were afraid of the safety around our sensitive data which was exchanged in our mail. We had an obligation to protect the data classified as confidential or restricted. The solution, since implementation, has helped us to protect our data and mitigate risk effectively. ForcePoint also offers a bundle that includes modules that cover URL filtering and app data for other DLPs. It's very good. Based on my experience, I advise any other organizations to test, try, and to be convinced by the solution before fully implementing it. Users will need to define exactly what it is they need from it and what their exact needs are to effectively deploy it. I think every user will appreciate that solution. We've experienced a lot of cyberattacks, so the DLP is necessary for us and would be beneficial to any company that has critical activities or has staff that exchanges sensitive data. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

DB
Co-Founder at Avant Consulting
Reseller
2020-01-15T08:04:00Z
Jan 15, 2020

Advice that I would give to someone looking into implementing Forcepoint DLP is to take care and compare it to other solutions. Other solutions may have a more established reputation because Forcepoint is a new name on the market. But I would recommend taking a look at all the technical features and the pricing as part of their consideration before making a decision. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Forcepoint DLP as a nine-out-of-ten. The thing that would make it a ten for me would be for the company to improve the technical implementation. It should be better organized.

YU
Finance and Engineer at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-01-05T07:29:00Z
Jan 5, 2020

My advice would be to use these same components. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Sanjeet Kumar Bhuyan - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consultant and Cybersecurity Support at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-11-26T05:44:00Z
Nov 26, 2019

It is better to use this solution first, before using others. Overall it's a nice product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Edwin EzeOsiago - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Solutions Manager at Infodata Professional Services
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
Sep 24, 2019

I'm a Forcepoint reseller. I typically handle the on-premises deployment model, but I do have a client who is currently moving to the cloud. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

BM
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2019-08-12T05:57:00Z
Aug 12, 2019

My advice would be to make sure that you do a BOT at the beginning before you take any DLP decision, do a BOT. If you're going with Forcepoint, ensure that you have the prices locked down properly, and the user licenses clearly defined. Then finally, ensure that you sign the right support, you get the right support contract, or support flavor with them. Then you do your sizing properly, especially if you are using Office 365, because Office 365, the mini-environment, has huge performance issues around solutions. So be sure to do your sizing properly. I rate this solution a seven out of ten. I am really impressed by the interface and management console but the requirements are very high and the response time is too slow.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 11, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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YU
Finance and Engineer at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 5, 2020
I prefer Forceoint because it is cheaper than Symantec.
DB
Co-Founder at Avant Consulting
Jan 15, 2020
The cost for the product for us is less than $10 per user. We do not pay any additional costs for technical support. Everything is included.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 11, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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BM
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 12, 2019
The requirements for the implementation is quite heavy. Forcepoint needs to look at how they can reduce the terms of the requirement for implementation. They also need to look at providing training for the end user, to enable them to get on it at speed. Their support also need to improve, because the response to support time is not very fast. Their response time is about 8 to 12 hours, so something needs to be done about that.
Edwin EzeOsiago - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Solutions Manager at Infodata Professional Services
Sep 24, 2019
Forcepoint should consider developing its own classification technique to complement its fingerprinting technique. That way it will be the most sorted after DLP Solution in the market. Technical support needs improvement. There are long stretches of time between queries and responses. It's worrisome. There's zero Forcepoint presence in West Africa. Customers typically like having these things close to them. It would help if they had a presence here. Right now, Forcepoint West Africa has been administered from South Africa. Because of this, customers can't access premium support in our region.
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